However, some operators in various countries are preparing 5G to start tested as soon as possible. Component manufacturers such as Qualcomm itself some time ago already showcased the processor and modem for the phone to run on 5G.
ZTE already has plans to release a 5G phone in early 2019 later. ZTE is ready to release 5G smartphones in late 2018 or early 2019 depending on network availability and 5G components for smartphones. The move follows operators AT & T and Verizon who say they will start deploying 5G networks by the end of 2018.
Other operators Sprint and T-Mobile themselves chose to start starting the 5G network in 2020. If 5G is ready then ZTE can be one of the leading smart phone vendors in the position of Apple and Samsung which has been considered the leader of the smart phone market in the world.
However, given that ZTE itself is a China-based company then their struggle will still be heavy to penetrate the United States market because the country is included in the country ready to start 5G.
As it is well known that the US government is very protective to screen Chinese companies planning to do business in the country. The problems circulating not far from the alleged spy through technological devices.