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Development Trends and Key Issues for 5G in 2022

  • Report
  • 14 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5552771
As of November 2021, there were 469 telecom operators from 140 countries/regions invested in 5G, 182 telecoms from 73 countries/regions of which launched their own commercial 5G services. China, with the largest 5G subscriber base so far, had 667 million 5G users as of October 31, 2021. Amid the race to 5G, countries around the world have been investing in 5G, which has brought new opportunities and challenges for the ICT industry. This report provides an overview of global 5G commercialization plans of telecom operators and examines two key trends towards the 5G era.

List of Topics

  • Development of the global 5G market has highlighted, touching on 5G commercialization plans of global telecom operators and the deployment of O-RAN networks
  • Development of 5G trends worldwide has highlighted, touching on transformation of network architecture towards 5G and two major trends associated with new 5G SA (Standalone) industrial applications and cloud service providers’ position vis-à-vis telecom operators

Table of Contents

  • Global 5G Market Development
  • Global 5G Development Trends
  • Conclusion



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 1&1
  • Affirmed
  • Airtel
  • Alpha Networks
  • Altran
  • Arcadyan
  • Askey
  • Asus
  • AT&T
  • Atayalan
  • AWS
  • Axiata
  • Azure
  • BT
  • Cisco
  • Compal
  • Delta
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Dish
  • D-Link
  • Du
  • Edgecore
  • Etisalat
  • Facebook
  • Foxconn
  • GCS
  • Gemtek
  • Google
  • GUC
  • HKT
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • Inventec
  • JMA
  • KT
  • Mavenir
  • MediaTek
  • Microelectronics Technology
  • Mobily
  • MTI
  • NEC
  • NKG
  • NT
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Orange
  • Pegatron
  • QCT
  • Radisys
  • Rakuten
  • Sercomm
  • SK Telecom
  • STC
  • T Mobile
  • TCS
  • Telefonica
  • TIM
  • Triangle Communications
  • UfiSpace
  • UMT
  • Vantage Towers
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
  • Win Semiconductors
  • Wiwynn
  • WNC
  • Zain 


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis