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China in all-out push to build 5G network

Jun 08, 2019 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Chinese mobile operators are making hefty investments as they push on with building the 5G network despite not having fully reaped returns on 4G, said a China Telecom executive yesterday.

Mr David Dai, a vice-president at China's third-largest 4G mobile firm, said the company has expanded its pilot programme from 17 cities to 40 as it regards the 5G network as a strategic asset for industry and the nation.

China handed out commercial 5G licences to its three big state-owned telcos an...