Print Edition - 2017-07-06  |  Money Digest

Chinese telecom giants to pilot 5G technology

- Xinhua, BEIJING

Jul 6, 2017-

China’s three major telecom operators will pilot 5G technology in several cities during the second half of this year, the Economic Information Daily reported on Wednesday. The pilot projects will be carried out in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Ningbo, the Xinhua-run newspaper said, citing sources from the telecom giants, namely China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. The companies will test the 5G technology, build base stations, and launch applications such as autonomous driving, smart cities, and smart homes based on the network, according to the report. The pilot programmes will be expanded to another 10 or more cities in the future, it said.

Published: 06-07-2017 09:19

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