According to a study from Juniper Research, Japan and South Korea will lead the development of 5G technology, which will account for 43% of global 5G connections in 2019. According to the study, global 5G connections will grow to 1.5 billion by 2025, and initial growth will be driven by fixed wireless access services to replace or complement the current broadband connections.
According to Juniper, the company analyzed more than 50 of the world's leading operators based on criteria including 5G testing and test results, the scope of 5G ecosystem partnerships, and the level of technological innovation. According to the report, the top five operators occupying the Juniper 5G operators development status index are: NTT DoComo, SK Telecom, LG U+, Korea Telecom (KT) and SoftBank.filling compound for optical fiber cable
Juniper Research said that other operators, including AT&T and China Mobile, are following the five operators mentioned above.glass yarn
The research report predicts that 5G broadband will become one of the first services launched by 5G. Juniper said 5G broadband as the last mile solution will drive more than 220 million connections by 2025.filling compound for optical fiber loose tube
"Operators must carefully consider the pricing strategy of 5G broadband. Pricing must address both the expected high traffic volume and maintain the competitiveness against existing broadband providers," said research report author Sam Barker.optical fiber loose tube filler
Japan and South Korea 5G development status
South Korea completed the 5G spectrum auction in June, covering the 3.5GHz and 28GHz bands. Among them, SK Telecom obtained the 100MHz spectrum in the 3.6GHz-3.7GHz band, KT obtained the 100MHz spectrum in 3.5GHz -3.6GHz, and LG Uplus obtained the 80MHz spectrum in 3.42GHz-3.5GHz band. Compared to the highly competitive 3.5GHz band, the three operators each acquired 800MHz spectrum in the 28GHz band.flooding compound for optical fiber cable
Since then, three mobile operators in South Korea have reached an agreement to announce that they will cooperate to launch commercial 5G networks in March next year.
In Japan, telecom operators are also preparing for the launch of commercial 5G services. NTT DoCoMo has conducted a number of tests in cooperation with Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei, and recently signed a 5G cooperation agreement with Nokia.
Another Japanese operator, Softbank, has also signed a cooperation agreement with Huawei to show potential 5G use cases for its corporate partners. At the same time, Softbank is also collaborating with Ericsson on the 5G test.
KDDI also conducted a number of 5G trials with Ericsson and Samsung Electronics.