Over the past few days and weeks we have heard a lot about the Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei, both in the technical and especially in the political area. The extent to which Western countries’ concerns about the manufacturer are justified or not will not be the subject of discussion here. We are much more interested in Huawei’s country of origin – and the state of development of 5G in China.
China steps up efforts on 5G
China has been at the forefront of technologies and innovations for quite some time now. The National Development and Reform Commission now wants to push the country in the Far East further ahead in the 5G rat race despite the Huawei setbacks.
The 5G technology is to be commercialized as quickly as possible and China welcomes foreign participation. “Chinese enterprises will deepen their partnerships with foreign companies so that global consumers can benefit from faster telecommunications and other 5G-related services as soon as possible,” said Wen Ku, a spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at a news conference as the news site China.org.cn reported.
5G test runs
In addition, a test run for the transmission of the Spring Gala via the 5G network was successfully carried out on Monday, January 28. The transmission took place with a 5G network section set up by China Mobile in cooperation with China Media Group and China Mobile. This way the Chinese New Year celebration on February 5th will be celebrated in Ultra High Definition.
Only three days earlier, a 5G base station was put into operation at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, making it the first 5G covered airport in China. It looks like as if the Year of the Pig could bring success for the 5G development status in China. With that we wish you a Happy Chinese New Year!