Where is 5G available in the world right now?

Where is 5G available in the world right now?
The year is 2021 and we are now witnessing more and more countries getting 5G since its first deployment in 2019. In some areas of the world, 5G download speeds are way faster than 4G LTE download speeds, although coverage and speeds vary depending on a lot of factors.

That’s exciting and all, but where in the world exactly do people have access to this newer, faster network? Below, you can see where in the world 5G has been deployed so far.

Where is 5G available; quick reference:

5G in The United States

5G speeds and coverage in the US have improved in the last year and all three major carriers Verizon, T-mobile and AT&T have made efforts so 5G is available and fast at a lot of major cities in the States. We have detailed coverage maps where you can check the 5G availability for your state and carrier:

5G in Canada

In Canada, 5G is also gaining momentum. Bell, Telus, an Rogers, have now launched their 5G networks in major cities. Videotron is rolling out 5G coverage in Quebec, while another carrier, Sasktel, will launch its 5G services in Saskatchewan later in 2021. Currently, Roger's 5G network has reached 173 towns and cities. The highest ranked 5G network in Canada is operated by the carrier Bell Mobility, and its 5G network is already in major markets, including select areas of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montréal and the Greater Toronto Area. The carrier states more markets will be coming soon.

5G in Australia and New Zealand

Australia enjoys good 5G availability on its East Coast, where Australian carrier Telstra provides 5G access to most of the cities. Consumers in Australia can enjoy the faster 5G network in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Townsville, among other cities on the in this popular tourism-centered East Coast. The carrier states to be providing 5G coverage to 41% of Australia's population, and claims to raise this number tremendously by June 2021.

People in New Zealand have 5G thanks to Vodafone. Cities that have 5G and widely available for purchase 5G-enabled smartphones are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Spark, another carrier, provides 5G networks in some areas of New Zealand.

5G in the UK

The UK has a widely deployed 5G network which is accessible from around 383 towns and cities. Carriers Vodafone, O2, Three and EE are assuring that people can benefit from 5G’s faster network speeds.

5G in Ireland

In Ireland, carriers that offer 5G are Vodafone, Eir, and Three. The 5G mobile network is available in Dublin, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Cork and other cities in the country. Currently, the carrier Three is has 5G coverage in around 281 towns and cities, while Eir is currently offering 5G coverage to over 57% of the population of Ireland. The carrier's 5G coverage stretches over 268 towns and cities in all 26 counties of the country.

5G in Europe

By now, all Western Europe countries enjoy 5G speeds: Germany, France, Switzerland, and other counties from Western Europe have widely developed 5G networks across major cities, and it is still growing as we speak.

Hungary has 5G in several major cities - Budapest, Zalaegerszeg, and others, thanks to carriers Vodafone and Magyar Telecom. Smaller cities in the country, however, are without 5G at the moment. Romania is the only country bordering the Black Sea that has deployed the newer mobile technology in major cities.

Italians have access to 5G thanks to Vodafone, TIM, Iliad, and Wind Tre, in a lot of cities and towns across the country.

In Spain, Vodafone and Orange provides access to 5G in more than 300 cities, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and many more.

In Northern Europe: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Latvia also have 5G available. An interesting fact is that in Svalbard’s archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, carrier Telenor has made 5G available for the 3000 people that live there.

Countries in Eastern Europe do not have 5G as of now, except Romania, but some are starting to develop it.

5G in Asia

5G is widely deployed in a lot of countries on the Asia continent. However, the countries that mostly have 5G available are China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

As a matter of fact, South Korea was among the first countries to officially deploy a commercially available 5G network in 2019, almost at the same time as Verizon deployed the 5G network in the United States. Although there is no official consensus on who was actually first to deploy 5G in 2019, South Koreans have been enjoying great 5G availability in their country thanks to carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ for around a year now.

The Philippines have 5G in major cities and their 5G network there is managed by carrier Globe Telecom.

Japan’s major cities all have access to 5G, managed by carriers Softbank, NTT Docomo and KDDI(Au).

Singapore also has deployed 5G, available for consumers. In the small city-state, the 5G network is provided by the carrier MTN.

India does not have a commercially available 5G network at the moment.

5G in Africa

A large part of the African continent does not have access to 5G at the moment, although the newer mobile technology is deployed in South Africa. People in Madagascar enjoy 5G thanks to the carrier Telma Mobile SA, in the cities Antananarivo and Toamasina.

Ookla 5G global coverage map by Speedtest

For details on which cities have 5G coverage in any part of the world, you can check Ookla's interactive 5G coverage map of the world.

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