Android OEMs are at the heart of 5G wireless technology, as this is the new long-term evolution standard is the future where mobile device cellular speeds are headed. ZTE partnered with Smartfren Telekom Tbk to deploy 5G wireless in Southeast Asia in January, and Samsung announced a partnership with American carrier giant Verizon to deploy 5G in the US in the same month at Mobile World Congress 2017 where it unveiled the Galaxy Tab S3 with AKG noise-cancelling audio.
So, it only makes sense that other renown Android OEMs such as Huawei would do the same.
Huawei partnered with Russia’s MegaFon to conduct 5G mobile trials in Russia’s St. Petersburg during the International Economic Forum (held from June 1-3, 2017). MegaFon was able to employ 2Ghz bandwidth on the 70Ghz E-Band and saw cellular data speeds of up to 35Gbps (Gigabits per second).
Yep, that’s right!
MegaFon says its goal is to be the first Russian carrier to deploy 5G and hit the fastest mobile speeds using the technology, since it holds records as the first Russian carrier to deploy a 3G network, an LTE network (2012), and an LTE-Advanced network (2014).
Speaking of Russia, Huawei also picked the country as the place to launch its MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 tablet with AKG audio earlier this week.