Chinese Telecom Operators to Test 5G Technology

Chinese Telecom Operators to Test 5G Technology

China to test 5G technology in several cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Ningbo. China’s three major telecom operators will give 5G trial during the second half of this year.Chinese Telecom Operators to Test 5G Technology

Chinese Telecom Operators to Test 5G Technology

The pilot projects will be carried out by three telecom giants, namely China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. The operators will build base station and implement application for testing 5G technology. They will launch applications such as autonomous driving, smart cities, and smart homes based on the network. The pilot programs will be expand to another 10 or more cities in provinces including Jiangxi, Hainan, Shanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang, and Hebei in the future.

This will help China to get an important role in evolving the global 5G standard. China plans to commercialize 5G mobile networks, which provide much faster connectivity and lower energy consumption, as early as 2020.

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