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LG Uplus Eyes Growth Momentum in 5G: Report

LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019

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LG Uplus Corp would expedite deployment of the 5G network and develop various services to create new business opportunities, CEO Ha Hyun-hoi said on Friday.

South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier will offer a wide range of media services to gain a competitive edge in its 5G business, based on a wider customer base following its acquisition of the nation’s No. 1 cable operator, CJ Hello, in February, he said.

“5G service will change the everyday lives of our customers, creating new business opportunities not only in the (business to customer) business but also in the (business to business) areas, including autonomous vehicles, smart factories and smart cities,” Ha said in a shareholder meeting at the company’s headquarters here, Yonhap news agency reported.

“We will pro-actively respond to the fast-changing business environment and concentrate on key services for sustainable growth.”

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The telecom company logged sales of 12.1 trillion Won ($10.6 billion) in 2018. It offered 400 Won in dividends for per share, the same as 2018.

LG Uplus has been teaming up with Chinese network manufacturer Huaweito deploy the next-generation cellular technology in the nation.

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Huawei’s gear is used in about 95 per cent of 15,000 5G base stations established in the nation so far, according to the firm.

LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019. (IANS)

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5G Smartphones Priced Around $150 To Be Unveiled By End of This Year: Huawei President

An estimated 5 million 5G capable smartphones were sold in December 2019 alone

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Additionally, Chinese local research agencies suggested that 20 per cent of all mid range smartphones will support 5G, thanks to the expansion of the network in the country. Pixabay

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s President for 5G product line, Yang Chaobin believes that 5G smartphones priced around $150 are expected to be launched by the end of 2020 or in early 2021.

Huawei, along with its sub-brand Honor, has launched a number of 5G smartphones in 2019, including Mate 30 5G series, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate X 5G, Nova 6 5G, Honor V30 series, among others, news portal GizmoChina reported on Friday.

Recently, the company announced that it has shipped 6.9 million units of 5G smartphones as of December 2019, in addition to offering end-to-end 5G solutions. Additionally, Chinese local research agencies suggested that 20 per cent of all mid range smartphones will support 5G, thanks to the expansion of the network in the country.

An estimated 5 million 5G capable smartphones were sold in December 2019 alone. It is expected that more than 20 per cent of the smartphones under $290 will be 5G-enabled this year.

By 2021, the same statistics are expected to be applicable across the globe. Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun recently announced the company is planning to pump $7 billion in 5G, AI and IoT over the next five years.

Earlier, Lei had also revealed that the company is planning to release more than 10 5G phones this year. US-based investment banking and financial service company Goldman Sachs has also forecasted a hefty 200 million 5G smartphone shipments globally this year.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s President for 5G product line, Yang Chaobin believes that 5G smartphones priced around $150 are expected to be launched by the end of 2020 or in early 2021. Wikimedia Commons

The new predicted value is about 20 times more than the sales figure of 2019.

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According to the estimates, there will be about 1 million new 5G base stations in China this year. This is higher than the original 600,000 prediction by Goldman Sachs. (IANS)