By An Jian, President of Carrier Networks Business Group, Huawei Middle East

The maturity of 5G standards has finally brought 5G from vision to reality.

Many countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in the Middle East, have started building 5G platforms and will soon put 5G into commercial use. It is widely accepted in the industry that 2019 will mark the start of 5G commercialization.

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei says it could roll out its own operating system for smartphones and laptops in China by the autumn after the United States blacklisted the company. The international version of the system could be ready in the first or second quarter of 2020, said Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business.

Read more: Huawei proceeds with plan B and announces its own soon-to-be launched OS

The fifth court hearing for Meng Wanzhou's case took place in Canada on May 8. Huawei issued a statement regarding this hearing in which it reveals three new and important disclosures that the lawyers for Ms. Meng made in court. From the outset, Huawei has expressed confidence in Ms. Meng’s innocence. “We have maintained that her U.S.-ordered arrest was an unlawful abuse of process – one guided by political considerations and tactics, not by the rule of law.”

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Smartphone industry has been evolving very fast with smartphone manufacturers constantly releasing new technologies and new specs. Customers now have a wide range of choices and a variety of phones to select from. After the enormous buzz that the P30 series and its out-of-this-world photography features made, we assumed that the Chinese giant would have taken a break, but…. Who are we kidding? We’ve barely just caught our breath and it looks like Huawei is yet again preparing us for a new smartphone.

Read more: What will Huawei introduce next in terms of camera innovation?

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