The 5G market is currently growing rapidly with mobile operators deploying networks aggressively in North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Early adopters in South Korea have already completed the first phase of their 5G network deployments, while operators in China are deploying 5G New Radio (NR) base stations by the thousands every week.
In the meantime, there were hundreds of 5G devices in the market at the end of 2020, signaling that 5G has reached a critical mass. At the same time, several operators are also now deploying 5G in Standalone (SA) mode, where the NR is no longer tethered to a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Core Network (CN), but a brand-new CN designed for advanced services, including network slicing, microservices, edge computing, and high levels of automation.
The beginning of 2021 will truly see 5G reaching the mass market and slowly starting to become the key cellular communication technology.
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