Although the 5G service received approval in June 2018, many operators had already started with their operations. Now, the competition among the operators is based on to achieve the first position to implement the service.
There are a huge number of service operators that are associated with the 5G service. It can be difficult to understand who will be the first one to progress. However, the analysts have been researching and they have developed data that shows the top five companies that are thought to lead the world with their 5G launch.
The company is based in Seoul, South Korea and it has over 20,000 employees. The company has been at the forefront of developing 5G ecosystem. The service provider has conducted a number of trials and pilots to accelerate 5G launch.
Another Korean service provider, KT Telecom also wants to be ahead of the curve where 5G technology is concerned. The company started its business in 1981 and it was the first company that introduced the iPhone in the Korean market.
The Japanese company that was established in 1991 offers multiple services such as cloud emailing, voice email, data service etc.
LG Uplust that was previously known as LG Telecom is a South Korean conglomerate.
SoftBank was founded in 1981 in Japan and it is a multinational company. The company owns the sixth position as the largest telephone operator in the world.
At the same time it is important to remember that 5G standards are still being released. The first set of standards were released in December 2017 and more standards will continue to be released till 2020. So the launch of 5G services is likely to happen by 2019 onwards. Apart from these telcos, AT&T, Verizon, China Telecom among others are also trying to gain a lead where 5G is concerned.
As per the research shows, all the operators are still facing issues regarding the configuration and implementation of 5G networks. Though there will be over 200 million mobile connections by the end of 2025, the operators will find it difficult to make profit from this technology.