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Vodafone: 5G smartphone uncertainty means focus on core network and IoT

11 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

“It's the great unknown of this industry,” Scott Petty, Vodafone UK CTO, says of 5G smartphones. While operators in the US and Asia vie to be the first to launch a commercial network later this year, the first smartphones, complete with new chipsets and batter management capabilities, won't be available until mid-2019. And no one knows what form they will take. It's this uncertainty that means Vodafone is relaxed about a possible 2020 UK launch date and is more excited about how 5G will change its network - at least for now. It acknowledges 5G is a buzzword, but believes this shouldn't...
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