Telcos in 101 Countries Launch Commercial 5G

No fewer than 261 telecoms operators in 101 countries including Nigeria have launched commercial 5G mobile services by January 2024, while more than 90 telcos from 64 markets have also committed to launching 5G in the coming years. This was revealed by the GSMA Intelligence ‘Mobile Economy 2024’ report.

It is estimated that 143 legacy networks (2G and 3G) are scheduled to be retired between the end of 2023 and 2030, with around 5% of these planned by the end of 2024. Data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) indicated that 5G subscriptions in the country increased to 2.3 million in December 2023.

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