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Expect 5G ‘as early as first half of 2019’

Qualcomm says you can expect 5G connectivity as soon as 2019.

5G “will happen as early as the first half of 2019”, Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon told attendees at the Snapdragon Summit in Maui, USA.

Qualcomm has been working on trials with various networks, Amon added, including Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE, Sprint, AT&T, Docomo and more.

Otherwise, Qualcomm says we can expect “mass adoption” in 2020.

5G will enable or bolster uses such as social networks “in real time”, “pervasive” cloud connectivity, augmented reality, public safety/emergency services, IoT and more, Amon explained.

The firm has also claimed that 5G-related goods and services will be a $12-trillion market by 2035.

Hadlee Simons is a guest of Qualcomm in Hawaii.

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