5G (and 4G) Snapshot Worldwide
Forecast published by Ericsson, Sweden in November 2022
5G Plan is 5 billion in 2028, currently just under 1 billion

LTE=4g, WCDMA/HSPA=3g, GSM and GPRS and others=2g. 2g is switched off in Australia.

At the close of 2022, 4G subscribers worldwide are estimated at 5.2 billion, 3G 1.1 billion, 2G 1.1 billion, and 5G 1 billion.

5G in Australia

Telstra On 28 May 2019, Telstra launched its first 5G mobile phone plans.
Click here for Telstra's current Coverage Map.

Vodafone launched 5G in seven UK cities on 3 July 2019. It switched on its 5G network in Australia in March 2020, in Parramatta in Sydney.
Click here for Vodafone Australia's current Coverage Map.

Optus started its 5G rollout in August 2019.
Click here to see Optus's current Coverage Map.

Throughout Australia, all three mobile networks are still predominantly 4G. 5G takeup will be an issue for a while.

But noting that according to Ericsson's 5G article, as the first country to launch 5G in the southern hemisphere, Australia is ahead of many other markets in 5G adoption. We have an estimated 5G mobile subscriber penetration of 30 percent at the end of 2022.

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