What you need to know about 5G

Huawei, which some analysts agree is leading, falls into the hardware, software and service categories, making it an important part of the 5G value chain. PHOTO: AFP
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

The race is on to develop and roll out the next generation of mobile communications technology that has potential to transform the way we work and live.

Here's a quick look at the key features of 5G, how it can change our lives and why some are concerned about it:

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.