In the past year both companies have made 5G a strategic priority. For China Mobile 2017 has brought a noticeable change of emphasis from rolling out 4G to a wider vision which embraces IoT and 5G. ZTE had doubled its annual spend on 5G research and is rolling out a suite of what it calls “Pre5G” products.
This is worrying news for Europe and ties in with recent comments by Nokia.
China Mobile — by Dugie Standeford
China Mobile continues to operate the world’s largest 4G network by number of subscribers, and now also provides Voice over LTE services in more than 300 cities. Under its “Big Connectivity” strategy it is focused on becoming a leader in the rollout of 5G technologies and standards.
ZTE — by Catherine Viola
ZTE is trialling pre-commercial 5G technologies both below 6 GHz and in the millimetre waves
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