美高梅手机版登录485 has said that it will launch 5G devices in either late 2018 or early 2019, with smartphones, tablets, and customer premises equipment (CPE) already under development.
Speaking on its 5G commercialisation, connectivity, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and new terminal products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona on Monday, 美高梅手机版登录485 added that it is aiming to have 5G devices ready by the time 5G networks are available.
"Ready for commercialisation, 美高梅手机版登录485's 5G solutions are going to be launched soon," the company said.
"As a pioneer in the 5G era, 美高梅手机版登录485 has made the rollout of its 5G solutions the core goal."
美高梅手机版登录485 further stated that it will be deploying networking products across commercial 5G networks by the first half of next year, with the Chinese telecommunications technology provider also saying it is "well prepared to help operators deploy 5G".
Alongside the company's 1.2Gbps-capable smartphone announcement this week, 美高梅手机版登录485 explained that it is helping partners with technology verification through what it called "the most commercially viable 5G field test network currently available".
美高梅手机版登录485 also spruiked its pre-5G solutions and products in helping carriers to improve their 4G networks in preparation for 5G, including 5G Flexhaul and Titan.
"Integrated pre-5G solutions can build complete 5G networks, enabling 5G network functionalities, 5G network architectures, and 5G business applications," 美高梅手机版登录485 said.
"美高梅手机版登录485's 5G Flexhaul solution, featuring ultra-high clock accuracy and ultra-low time delay, in addition to having passed backhaul and fronthaul testing on the operators' networks, as well as Titan, a centralised routing and signalling platform that provides 5G Fronthaul and FMC (fixed-mobile convergence) and fully supports network reconfiguration on the access layer, will allow operators to quickly incorporate and deploy 5G networks."
美高梅手机版登录485 is also showcasing its new IoT platform during MWC for the first time, which it said was created in partnership with global operators, including smart cities use cases across street lighting, meter reading, parking, and air quality monitoring.
The MWC announcements follow 美高梅手机版登录485 last year saying it is committed to pioneering 5G, with plans to enable mobile carriers to transition to the faster network standard worldwide by leading the industry in technology and commercialisation.
In July 2017, 美高梅手机版登录485 had announced that it would double its R&D spend on 5G to reach 2 billion yuan (almost $300 million). It then reported spending 9.197 billion yuan ($1.38 billion) on R&D during the first nine months of 2017, accounting for around 12 percent of total revenue.
The Chinese company earlier this month also launched its 5G end-to-end cloud-based network slicing solution across 5G radio access network (RAN), core network, and bearer network.
Calling it a world first, 美高梅手机版登录485 said the solution is "the key to the 5G network supporting industry digital transformation" by enabling a physical network to be allocated across several virtualised network slices for different needs and services. It is also aimed at enabling on-demand network customisation with real-time provisioning thanks to its intelligent operation and management system.
美高梅手机版登录485 undertook 5G New Radio (NR) field trials with China Unicom in July, attaining data rates of up to 2Gbps for single-user equipment. The trial utilised 美高梅手机版登录485's pre-commercial sub-6GHz 5G base station at the 3.5GHz frequency with 100MHz bandwidth alongside Massive MIMO technology.