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China issues 5G licences as race to build networks heats up

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Bloomberg6/6/2019 04:38 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
China issues 5G licences as race to build networks heats up
(June 6): China approved four operating licenses for 5G networks, setting the stage for the super-fast telecommunications system amid simmering tensions with the US over technology and trade.
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(June 6): China approved four operating licenses for 5G networks, setting the stage for the super-fast telecommunications system amid simmering tensions with the US over technology and trade.

The country’s three state-owned wireless carriers and China Broadcasting Network Corp. were granted licences for full commercial deployment, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Thursday.

The operators, China Mobile, China Telecom Corp. and China Unicom Hong Kong, have been testing the technology in several cities including Beijing and Shenzhen.

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