Stakes upped for US and China in 5G race

Analysts said 5G development is still in the infant stage for now.
Analysts said 5G development is still in the infant stage for now.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG - The towering stakes in the race to develop and launch the fifth generation of mobile communications or 5G have been amplified, especially for the United States and China as tensions between them worsen.

Possibly a multitrillion-dollar business, 5G technology has the potential to influence critical infrastructures such as planes, oil pipelines and power stations, analysts said.

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