5G Stand-Alone August 2020: Global Status Update

    Report added by GSA on 7 Sep 2020
With the recent announcements of the first launches of 5G Stand-Alone networks, 5G has moved into a new era, and so has GSA.

We will no longer be simply tracking ‘5G’ deployments and technologies, but will now be monitoring and documenting the emergence of the next generation of 5G networks, those independent of LTE, as well as the devices that can support them.

Operator trials and launches
5G standalone networks can be deployed in a variety of scenarios: as an overlay for a public 5G non-standalone (NSA) network, as a greenfield 5G deployment for a public network operator without a separate LTE network, or as a private network deployment for an enterprise, utility, education, government or any other organisation requiring its own private campus network.

GSA has identified 47 operators in 24 countries worldwide that have been investing in public 5G SA networks (in the form of trials, planned or actual deployments). In addition, a number of these are testing, piloting or deploying 5G standalone technologies for private networks

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