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China Mobile-led initiative delivers slew of 5G devices

We noted in last week’s edition that mobile devices do not bring the same challenges for the early deployers of a new technology – but nor do they attract the same levels of excitement when they are launched. There is little doubt that there will be a reasonable variety of 5G smartphones available whenever operators go live with mobile services. As well as the big-ticket launches by Samsung and Huawei, there are other, lower-priced models in the near-term pipeline from those vendors and others. Of course, more than any mobile generation before this one, the 5G ecosystem will be weighted towards Chinese suppliers (and Chinese users, with the country now having the largest mobile base in the world, and with…

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