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What is Multi-SIM?

Multi-SIM devices enable use of multiple subscriptions, potentially for different networks, in one device Multi-SIM is a type of service offered by mobile carriers for users with multiple connected devices. Multi-SIM is a service in which carriers give users a second or several SIM cards...

5G subscribers to reach 1.3 billion globally by end-2022: Report

According to Omdia, 5G subscribers are forecast to reach 4.8 billion by the end of 2026 The number of 5G subscribers at a global level is expected to reach 1.3 billion by the end of 2022, up from over 500 million at the end of...

5G in 2021: Expectations and Evolution

5G is the fastest-growing mobile technology in history and is being adopted four times as quickly as LTE was when it was introduced, as 5G Americas observed in a new report. For impatient customers, 5G and the new applications it will power cannot come...

Ericsson forecasts $31 trillion 5G consumer market by 2030

The 5G consumer market could be worth $31 trillion by 2030 globally, according to a new report from Ericsson. The report estimates that communications service providers (CSPs) could earn $3.7 trillion of that total – a figure that could increase further as new adjacent digital...

Global 5G connections reach 63.6 million, continued ‘strong uptake’ expected

As global 5G connections grow, new network capabilities are being added, says 5G Americas President 5G Americas released a global 5G progress report that indicates strong deployment progress, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic volatility. 5G Americas has revealed that, according to data...

Will 5G Change the World? Chris Pearson, 5G Americas (Ep. 11)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Chris Pearson, 5G Americas (Ep. 11) The outlook for mid-band 5G in the U.S. Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas, discusses the outlook for mid-band 5G spectrum in the U.S. and how that informs operator deployment strategies...

Global 5G connections reach 17.7M, LTE connections exceed 5.3B: Report

Omdia: From Q3 2019 to Q4 2019, 5G's global connections experienced a 329% growth Fueled by the rollout of 3GPP-standard commercial networks, 5G is officially considered the fastest growing generation of cellular technology as it is now roughly 5 million subscribers ahead of pace, according...

Cellular networks should brace for a ‘tsunami of data,’ says 5G Americas

5G Americas President: '5G is a transformational technology that is here to stay' There is no doubt that 5G is taking over on a global scale at a much faster rate than the generations of cellular technology before it. There is also no doubt that...

5G early adopters ‘test the waters’ amid strong growth

There are now 50 commercial 5G networks around the world Early adopters of 5G technology have begun to take advantage of numerous initial 5G network rollouts in 2019, according to a statement released by 5G Americas. The data from Ovum showed that there are now four...

5G rollouts accelerate as LTE growth continues

Amid growing 5G deployment, LTE growth remains strong According to 5G Americas, global LTE subscriptions are nearing 5 billion worldwide, and there have been a quarter billion new LTE connections added around the world in the second quarter of 2019. The data, gathered by Ovum, shows...

Analyst Angle: 5G Americas Analyst Forum wrap up

The second week of October was the annual 5G Americas annual Analyst Forum held in Dallas, Texas. The event was kicked off by the Chairman and CTO of T-Mobile US, Neville Ray (@NevilleRay). Just a few highlights to start off with regarding Neville's keynote,...

5G will ‘eventually’ tap 10x more spectrum than LTE, report says

FCC planning millimeter wave spectrum auctions in 2018 and 2019 U.S. operators Verizon and AT&T are planning the commercial launch of 5G networks using millimeter wave spectrum later this year. Elsewhere in the world, operators like Ooredoo Qatar and Elisa in Finland are using the...

Sprint’s 5G strategy: Massive MIMO key to 2.5 GHz rollout

AUSTIN, Tx. — Sprint plans to leap over the competition by dropping 128-radio massive MIMO equipment on its tri-band towers for 2.5 GHz using a 4G/5G split in nine U.S. cities. This is how Sprint will get 5G up quickly and possibly beat other...

The Roadmap to 5G

The global development of 5G hit a major milestone in December 2017 when 3GPP approved the non-standalone variant of the 5G New Radio specification. While operators around the world tested pre-standard equipment and deployment scenarios, the formal adoption set in motion concrete plans for...

Q&A with 5G Americas President Chris Pearson

5G standards, spectrum and the continued investment in LTE Ahead of the industry trade association's 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium, set for May 16-17 in Austin, Texas, RCR Wireless News caught up with 5G Americas President Chris Pearson to get a preview of some of...

Telecom Tweets of the Week: A 5G New Year

The biggest mobile tech news on Twitter this week as the buzz that 5G New Radio is officially here, with the non-standalone specification being ratified by 3GPP this week in Lisbon, Portugal. https://twitter.com/SylviaLuUk/status/943785590092451841 It was no surprise -- the technical work was complete back in late...

Three 4G network concepts that will carry forward to 5G

The move to 5G is a long-term transition, not the flip of a switch. Much like 2G networks still exist alongside 3G and 4G networks, Long Term Evolution is expected to be just that: long term. “5G will not replace LTE,” Rysavy Research concluded...

5G will enable $12.3 trillion in global economic output by 2035, trade group says

5G Americas says next generation network technology will also support 22 million jobs globally by 2036 TOKYO--5G technology will enable $12.3 trillion in global economic output by 2035, Chris Pearson, head of industry trade group 5G Americas, said during a keynote presentation at the Global 5G...

5G will require harmonization across licensed and unlicensed spectrum

New 5G Americas white paper: Spectral harmonization will support smooth 5G deployments In a newly published white paper, industry trade group 5G Americas highlights the role spectral harmonization across low-, mid- and high-band spectrum, including licensed and unlicensed bands, will support smooth network deployments, and...

Solving the problems with small cell siting

The Small Cell Forum and 5G Americas look to accelerate small cell deployments. Small cells are seen as a key enabler of high-speed mobile broadband, particularly in crowded, urban areas where the macro network can't keep up with demand. Similarly, small cells can...

AT&T and Verizon agree on initial 5G deployment models; standards timing in flux

Representatives from AT&T and Verizon continued to see fixed wireless broadband services as initial 5G deployment models. DALLAS – The mobile telecom’s space push into “5G” technology was on center stage at this week’s 5G North America event, which officially kicked off with...

5G Americas: LatAM markets lack mobile spectrum

A study revealed that only four markets have allocated more than 30% of the spectrum suggested by the ITU The lack of sufficient spectrum for the development of mobile services represents negative consequences for Latin American users and also limits the growth potential of the...

What is IMT-2020 and what does it mean for 5G?

Advanced '5G' use cases will require global interoperability and scalability; International Telecommunication Union is working away on ultimate standard The tactile Internet, autonomous vehicles and smart cities; all these things are expected to hit new levels of penetration and utility once "5G" mobile networks move...

GSMA: 363M in LatAm still not connected to mobile broadband

GSMA report finds 363 million people across Latin America are still not connected to mobile broadband services BARCELONA, Spain – With as many as 363 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean not yet tapped into mobile broadband services, the GSMA said it was...

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