Global race for 5G supremacy not yet won

I find it amazing how quickly conventional wisdom about new technology can harden. It is commonly assumed today that 5G, the fifth-generation mobile technology that has yet to become a large-scale commercial reality, will be dominated by China.

Proponents argue that China is moving ahead quickly to build the necessary infrastructure, while the United States and Europe, in particular, lag behind.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'Global race for 5G supremacy not yet won'. Print Edition | Subscribe