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How To Track Your 5G Coverage With Ookla's Map

A faster internet speed is coming to your phone and other technologies, and some are already in place. You can track 5G progress anywhere.

Ookla 5G speed test


5G has support for spectrum ranging from existing mi-
crowave bands as low as 600MHz up to mmWave bands
(>30GHz band). With higher carrier frequencies comes in-
creased bandwidth but higher penetration losses, so planning
considerations such as inter-site distance and base station
architectures used will change accordingly.

 In November 2018,
the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
auctioned off spectrum in the 3.6GHz band in anticipation
of 5G networks using this band. The recommendation to use
this band is mirrored by the 3GPP.

 It is anticipated that
most Mobile Network Operators (MNO) in Australia will use
the n78 band in NR frequency range 1 (FR1) for initial 5G
network roll-out so therefore this trial was undertaken as a
study of how 5G NR behaves in these bands.

Here I will show you how to track 5G with Ookla's map:

How Do I Check My 5G Coverage?


Step One: Go to www.speedtest.net/ookla-5g-map using any browser.


Step Two: Then drag the map to find the country your interested in.

Step Three: Click the bubble button to find how many areas have 5G coverage, and through which network.

Step Four: Use the +control to zoom into the map and click the bubble button again for more information e.g. if there are multiple cities across a country with various 5G networks. You may notice you need to zoom a bit to find specific locations in specified cities.

At this moment, the guide tracks more than 300 5G deployments around the world. Ookla says that it'll refresh its following guide week by week utilizing checked public sources (like a carrier announcement) and Ookla's own information, taken from individuals who utilize the Speedtest.net application in 5G inclusion regions, to stay up with the latest.

You can also follow the @Ookla5GMap Twitter account to get updates on the tracking map.

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