Mobile cos to invest USD 1.7 tln into networks ahead of 5G

Monday 8 December 2014 | 16:35 CET | News
Mobile operators will invest USD 1.7 trillion globally in network infrastructure over 2014-2020, much of it on 4G networks, according to GSMA report, 'Understanding 5G: Perspectives on Future Technological Advancements in Mobile,' presented during the GSMA Mobile 360-Europe event. As GSMA prepares standards for 5G, 4G still only accounted for 5 percent of the world's mobile connections. Penetration as a percentage of connections reaches up to 69 percent in South Korea, 46 percent in Japan and 40 percent in the US, but lags in the developing world at a 2 percent penetration rate. The arrival

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: GSMA-India
Countries: World
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier




Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


MWC 2015: from smartphones to IoT

Published 10 Mar 2015 10:03 CET | World
While the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is traditionally a podium for presenting the latest smartphones, tablets and more recently ...

Ofcom consults on using spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G

Published 16 Jan 2015 13:24 CET | United Kingdom
UK communications regulator Ofcom has opened a consultation until 27 February on the use of spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G mobile ...