(Yicai Global) Feb. 14 -- The first set of international 5G standards is expected to be released in June 2018, said a senior manager at Huawei Technologies Co. The Chinese telecoms firm has worked on technologies in preparation for the change.
"The first set of international 5G standards may be ready for external release in mid-2018 -- in June, to be precise," Qiu Heng, president of Huawei Wireless Network Operations, said at a pre-World Mobile Congress briefing. "It's designed for communication between people. The standards for connecting 'things' will be released in June 2019."
Although the standards have not been finalized, Huawei has already developed related technologies, Qiu said. Huawei Cloud Air will help move information onto the 5G network.
The generic international 5G standards will not affect existing 4.5G networks, he said. Huawei will build 120 4.5G networks worldwide this year.
The world has entered an era where everything is connected, said Xu Wenwei, president and executive director of Huawei's marketing strategy department, at the briefing. Huawei is working with carriers in to make 5G business models and provide technical and production solutions.
World Mobile Congress 2017 will be held in Spain in late February.