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Telstra has announced that it has signed exclusive deals with unspecified companies to offer 5G smartphones to its customers in the first half of the year.

The company's chief executive, Andrew Penn, told a media conference at the CES technology show in Las Vegas on Thursday, that these would be some of the "world's biggest brands".

Last year, Telstra said that the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson would be its main partner in the rollout of its 5G network.

“The 5G revolution is now very real. More than 200 Telstra 5G mobile base stations are now online across the nation and our customers will very soon be among the first in the world to experience the possibilities this revolutionary technology can deliver,” Penn said.

“Much faster downloads, high-resolution video streaming with less buffering and mobile gaming on the go are just the start of what 5G is capable of delivering.

“This is the year of 5G and, as a world leader in the testing and development of 5G, we have been working closely with numerous global manufacturing and industry partners to make this revolutionary technology real-world ready.

“These strategic relationships are now paying off directly for our customers, who will soon have exclusive access to 5G enabled devices on the nation’s largest and fastest mobile network*, and other devices will also soon hit our stores.”

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