Asia Unhedged | China Mobile, China Telecom to launch nation's first 5G network in Xiongan
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China Mobile, China Telecom to launch nation’s first 5G network in Xiongan

Rival telecoms call for resource sharing as the firms move closers to a nationwide network

April 11, 2017 10:48 PM (UTC+8)

Following the high-profile announcement of the Xiongan New Area several weeks ago, two of China’s largest telecom firms have confirmed plans to launch a 5G network in the new development zone.

Statements from China Mobile and China Telecom said that the trial 5G network aims to help “develop [Xiongan] into a green and smart city,” reports Caixin.

Trials are expected to begin next year with a goal to commercialize the network by 2020. China telecom has called for rival telecom giants to share resources for the project.

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