Huawei announces its first 5G chip


Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. announced at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday the release of its first chip allowing mobile devices to access 5G internet speed. The company claims it is “world’s first commercial terminal device supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunication standard for 5G.” According to the statement, the Balong 5G01 chipset can reach download speeds of up to 2.3Gbps.

“Since 2009, Huawei has invested $600 million in research and development into 5G technologies, where we have led the way with innovations around network architecture, spectrum usage, field verification and more. From connected vehicles and smart homes to AR/VR and hologram videos, we are committed to developing a mature 5G ecosystem so that consumers can benefit from a truly connected world that transforms the way we communicate and share,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.


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