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| 2020 || January 17 || Testing || {{w|ZTE Corporation}}, {{w|MTN Uganda}} || {{w|ZTE Corporation}} and {{w|MTN Uganda}} successfully roll out 5G technology trial in Uganda, which becomes the first country in {{w|East Africa}} to adopt 5G technology.<ref>{{cite web |title=Uganda becomes East Africa’s first country to adopt 5G technology |url=https://www.pd.co.ke/news/world/uganda-becomes-east-africas-first-country-to-adopt-5g-technology-20815/ |website=pd.co.ke |accessdate=20 January 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Uganda outsmarts, Kenya and Rwanda to become the first country in East Africa to roll out 5G technology |url=https://www.pulselive.co.ke/bi/tech/uganda-outsmarts-kenya-and-rwanda-and-rolls-the-first-5g-trial-in-east-africa/rvyzd4v |website=pulselive.co.ke |accessdate=21 January 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Uganda}}
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| 2020 || January 29 || || || The {{w|European Commission}} issues its guidance on {{w|5G}} and the role that "high-risk" vendors should play in networks. The non-binding EC recommendations call on member states to strengthen security requirements, assess the risk of suppliers, restrict suppliers considered to be high-risk, reveal exclusions for key assets considered as critical (such as the core network), set up a legal or regulatory framework to control the use of outsourced suppliers, and ensure governments get audit telecoms operators to provide detailed data on sourcing of 5G equipment.<ref name="5G: EU issues guidance on 'high-risk' suppliers">{{cite web |title=5G: EU issues guidance on 'high-risk' suppliers |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51294691 |website=bbc.com |accessdate=17 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2020 || January || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|Ericsson}} || {{w|Ericsson}} announces a new R&D site in France with up to 300 employees. The site would focus initially on 5G software development and security.<ref>{{cite web |title=Ericsson Says It Will Now Open A 5G R&D Site In France |url=https://data-economy.com/ericsson-says-it-will-now-open-a-5g-rd-site-in-france/ |website=data-economy.com |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Ericsson to ramp European 5G with new R&D site in France |url=https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252477009/Ericsson-to-ramp-European-5G-with-new-RD-site-in-France |website=computerweekly.com |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Ericsson opens new R&D site in France |url=https://evertiq.com/news/47585 |website=evertiq.com |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref> || {{w|France}}
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| 2020 || February 12 || Policy || {{w|Swiss Government}} || {{w|Switzerland}} places an indefinite moratorium on the rollout of {{w|5G}} over health concerns.<ref>{{cite web |title=Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns |url=https://www.ft.com/content/848c5b44-4d7a-11ea-95a0-43d18ec715f5 |website=ft.com |accessdate=17 February 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Switzerland}}
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| 2020 || February 17 || Education || {{w|Nokia}} || Nokia launches a {{w|5G}} certification program with the purpose to train and certify business and technology professionals at communications service providers and enterprises.<ref>{{cite web |title=Nokia launches certification programme to boost enterprise 5G |url=https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252478698/Nokia-launches-certification-programme-to-boost-enterprise-5G |website=computerweekly.com |accessdate=17 February 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Nokia claims it’s breaking new ground with a 5G certification programme |url=https://www.telecomtv.com/content/5g/nokia-claims-it-s-breaking-new-ground-with-a-5g-certification-programme-37715/ |website=telecomtv.com |accessdate=17 February 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June || Network launch || {{w|Viettel}} || Vietnamese telecommunication company {{w|Viettel}} plans to launch commercial {{w|5G}} mobile services by this time.<ref name="5G Availability Around the World"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Vietnam's largest mobile carrier to launch commercial 5G services in June |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-viettel-5g/vietnams-largest-mobile-carrier-to-launch-commercial-5g-services-in-june-idUSKBN1ZG11Y |website=reuters.com |accessdate=21 January 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Vietnam}}
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| 2024 || || Userbase || || {{w|5G}} subscriptions are expected to reach 1.5 billion by this time, with US$301 billion in revenue, driven predominantly by high demand for faster speeds, according to September 2019 research from {{w|GlobalData}}. The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the biggest market.<ref>{{cite web |title=5G subscriptions will reach 1.5 billion by 2024 |url=https://www.5gradar.com/news/5g-subscriptions-will-reach-15-billion-by-2024 |website=5gradar.com |accessdate=2 October 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Global 5G subscriptions will reach 1.5 billion by 2024, says GlobalData |url=https://www.globaldata.com/global-5g-subscriptions-will-reach-1-5-billion-by-2024-says-globaldata/?utm_source=AffiliateFuture&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=skimlinks&affc=9e1c727b-79b7-447e-b661-fa2187116e23 |website=globaldata.com |accessdate=2 October 2019}}</ref> ||
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| 2024 || || || || A new study finds that total operator-billed revenue from {{w|5G}} {{w|IoT}} connections would reach US$8 billion by this year.<ref>{{cite web |title=5G Networks IoT Revenue to Reach $8 Billion by 2025, Research Forecast Shows |url=https://techstartups.com/2020/02/17/5g-networks-iot-revenue-reach-8-billion-2025-research-forecast-shows/ |website=techstartups.com |accessdate=17 February 2020}}</ref> ||
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