The number of private 4G/LTE and 5G mobile network deployments worldwide has reached XNUMX according to a new report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
According to this study, the number of companies and public organizations deploying private wireless networks reached 955 in the third quarter of 2022, compared to 889 at the end of June and 726 at the end of 2021.
Jamaica and the Central African Republic reported their first private networks in the last months of 2022. With the addition of these two countries, there are now 72 countries with private LTE networks. The markets currently seeing the most deployments are the United States, Germany, China, the United Kingdom and Japan. These are all countries where the authorities have allocated a large number of frequencies dedicated to these deployments.
During the third quarter of 2022, mining, defense, as well as manufacturing were the fastest growing sectors in terms of LTE private network adoption.
From a deployed technology perspective, organizations “still favor LTE [4G],” with the technology being used in 711 (75%) of the 955 deployments identified by the GSA, while 5G was used by 391 (40,9 .XNUMX%) of deployments.
GSA Chairman Joe Barrett said, “We are seeing steady growth in private mobile network deployments at various levels with LTE and 5G gaining traction and with countries around the world actively deploying these technologies. .
Wireless networks with 4G LTE or 5G make it possible to achieve these transformations even in the most dynamic, remote or secure environments, while offering the advantages of scale of a technology already used around the world. .
Last year, several large telecommunications groups set up private networks. Note the partnership between Vodafone Business and Porsche with a hybrid 5G mobile private network, the collaboration of Federated Wireless with Amazon Web Services with private wireless deployments and the collaboration between Telstra and Ericsson to deploy a network slicing service orchestration capability. of 5G network.
From a free translation of the article “Private mobile network deployments near 1000 globally” written by Richard Hook and published on January 4, 2023.