Xu also expressed his expectation that 5G would nurture new basic services and drive the sustainable growth of the mobile communications sector.
To cover demand for such networks, the company will roll out commercial solutions for NSA (non-standalone) networks in September 2018, while standalone platforms like an eventual 5G Kirin SoC will follow by March next year. "The 3GPP R15 standard focuses on improving mobile Internet experiences", he said.
Huawei did not say which smartphones would be 5G-ready. But just when it cross the finish line is still not finalized.
Lord asserts Huawei has been involved in Australia's 4G network for over 15 years, with no national security qualms raised thus far. This would help in speeding up the process of development significantly. Commercial 5G services are expected to become available in 2020.
The verification of 5G network slices is created to enhance mobile broadband (eMBB) services requiring stable network latency in augmented reality games. And, emphasized Xu, enhanced encryption algorithms and privacy and authentication mechanisms will make 5G more secure.
China Mobile teamed up with Huawei and other manufacturers to carry out research and verification on network slicing and continuously explored new business models with the goal of accelerating commercialization of 5G applications.
The news comes from MWC Shangai, where Huawei acting CEO, Eric Xu, confirmed the scheduled launch of 5G chips in March 2019, and compatible phones in June.