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5 mn 5G smartphones to be delivered in 2019: Report

IANS  |  Seoul 

makers are poised to launch 5G-based models in 2019, but the production volume is expected to reach only 5 million units, a report said on Wednesday.

Major makers, such as and Huawei, have actively invested in the development of devices to take initiative in the market, according to industry tracker TrendForce, news agency reported.

The penetration rate of models, however, will only reach 0.4 per cent since the construction of related infrastructure has not been fully completed, the report said.

said base stations for commercial communication is not widespread with the infrastructure unlikely to be set up until 2022.

The report noted that a widespread 5G architecture is also necessary to make 5G more popular, and telecom providers need to deploy at a faster pace.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 12:06 IST