CRA Insights

The economics of 5G deployment in the “race” to 5G: The state of 5G in the US, South Korea, and other countries

December 24, 2020

As regulators in various countries consider when and how much spectrum to allocate for 5G services, valuable lessons can be learned from the experiences of 5G early-adopter countries, such as South Korea and the US.

In this Insights we look at the progress in 5G deployment and adoption across several countries, with a more detailed case study comparing the US and South Korea. We also look at the relationship between that progress and the quantity of mid-band spectrum available to major carriers in these countries.

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