Huawei and the 5G revolution: Diversity is the name of the game in Singapore

5G will soon be launched in Singapore, elsewhere in Asia and beyond, promising a revolution in connectivity speeds, new entertainment options and new applications, such as driverless cars. But the technology has proven controversial over fears of data security. The Straits Times looks deeper into where things stand with 5G and which technology vendors could be the winners.

Singapore Polytechnic students showcasing their SP Driverless and Electrifying Car project at last month's launch of 5G Garage - a facility set up at the polytechnic by Singtel and Ericsson to test and develop 5G projects.
Singapore Polytechnic students showcasing their SP Driverless and Electrifying Car project at last month's launch of 5G Garage - a facility set up at the polytechnic by Singtel and Ericsson to test and develop 5G projects. PHOTO: SINGTEL
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Analyst Kenny Liew of Fitch Solutions, which offers credit and macro intelligence solutions, said in an e-mail that he believed that local telcos would not be affected.

He noted that whether local telcos use Huawei equipment or not depends on the telcos themselves or the Government.

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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 Huawei and the 5G revolution: Diversity is the name of the game in Singapore. Subscribe