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KDDI to launch pre-5G services in September 2019

May 17, 2019


Japanese operator KDDI expects to launch pre-5G services in September 2019, the company’s president, Makoto Takahashi, said on a conference call with investors.

The executive said that KDDI will start to sell 5G phones in March 2020.

Takahashi said that the company’s 5G coverage will reach 93% of KDDI’s area in a five-year period.

“We’ve been able to acquire frequency bands where global 5G use is expected, it’s significant: 3.7 and 4.7 GHz [spectrum],” he said.

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