Huawei and the 5G revolution

Huawei and the 5G revolution: Japanese telcos to roll out 5G services, but without Chinese tech

Of the three operators, only Softbank is using Chinese technology in the 4G network.
Of the three operators, only Softbank is using Chinese technology in the 4G network.PHOTO: REUTERS

Japan's three mobile carriers are promising to launch limited 5G commercial services this year and a full-scale roll-out by the time Tokyo hosts the Olympics in July next year.

NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank are conducting 5G mobile communications trials, as is upcoming telco Rakuten Mobile, which will begin a 4G service in October and 5G roll-out next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2019, with the headline 'Japanese telcos to roll out 5G services, but without Chinese tech'. Print Edition | Subscribe