Global Insights into 5G Tariffs, 2020 - Featuring over 40 operators 5G pricing

Published: Mon 6 April 2020

Press Release

Telecomspricing has expanded its portfolio with the launch of ‘5G Tariff Bundle’ providing an insight into 5G pricing adopted across 20 countries+.

The First Edition of the 5G Tariff Tracker covers pricing for 20 countries and over 40 operators across the globe. Information provided Detailed information such as price in local currency and Euros, inclusive allowances, speeds and Value added and how 5G pricing compares with 4G pricing is provided in an easy-to-use format.

The Research finds that different approaches have been taken:

  • Charging a premium for 5G, with some waiving the charge for some months.
  • Launching a completely new set of price plans
  • Other charge the same as for 4G, make 5G only available to the upper priced plans.
  • Make 5G available to the prepaid market, though very few operators.
  • Download speeds are as  high as up to 2 Gbps, with the most common average advertised download speed now being 1,000 Mbps.
  • The majority of 5G plans are still based on data consumed rather than on download speed
  • Highest 5G price levels are to be found in the Middle East though also have the highest mobile data allowances.  
  • Out of 5G plans surveyed worldwide, the greatest proportion consist of mobile data allowances of less than 100 GB per month. The single most common allowance is 100 GB.



5G services are still at an emergent stage, with network coverage, the availability and the purchase cost of handsets acting as barriers to mass market deployment. The deployment of 5G already has been surprisingly widespread when compared with the early stage of 4G LTE.

And 5G is soon poised to enter the mainstream as more MNOs offer lower cost entry-level packages and the availability of lower-cost 5G smartphones starts to improve later in 2020. These two trends have the potential to make 5G the transformative technology of the year.  



Notes to editors

Contact: Margrit Sessions on +44 777 625 4827 or

The 5G bundle is available for GBP 1,295 as a one-off or GBP 1,995 for a 1-year subscription

Geographical Coverage

The first edition covers operators as given below, with each update, the coverage will be enhanced as new launches are announced.


  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Romania:
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK


  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Saud Arabia
  • UAE



  • Australia
  • S. Korea
  • China



  • USA: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon

Why should you buy this 5G Bundle?

  • Compiled by Tariff Experts with over 30 years of experience in Tariffs
  • Multi-lingual research team
  • Free Enquiry Service with quick response

Extra Benefits by subscribing to the first edition of the 5G Tariff Tracker:

  • SnapShot: 5G vs. 4G deployments, pricing & speeds, provided in PowerPoint (32 slides) published in November 2019
  • SnapShot: New 5G pricing strategies published in June 2019 provided in PowerPoint (30 slides)
  • SnapShot: Approaches to 5G services published in April 2018 provided in PowerPoint (30 slides)


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