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If 2017 was the year that Huawei's Mobile Broadband Forum focused on the Internet of Things, 2018's event was all about 5G.


  • Huawei says it has 20 commercial and precommercial 5G contracts, more than 30 5G trials and demos, and 10,000 5G base stations already shipped.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates Huawei's phased 5G approach for telcos.
  • Identifies 5G use case timescales.

Key questions answered

  • Why might 5G grow faster than previous technology generations?
  • What are initial 5G deployments likely to look like?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Deploying 5G in a sector under pressure
  • A timeline for 5G deployment
  • How operators are positioning to launch 5G


  • Further reading
  • Author