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China rolls out world’s biggest 5G network

China Unicom and China Telecom have launched 5G services across 50 cities in the country including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Huawei, blacklisted by the US, reportedly played a major role in China’s 5G rollout. The launch of the network was initially planned for next year but got pulled ahead of schedule by the state-owned […]

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Huawei wants to license its 5G tech to US telecoms

Senior VP Vincent Pang told Reuters that Huawei is in early discussions to license its 5G tech to American companies. The talks are a couple of weeks old, but the unnamed firms have “shown interest” in both long-term deals and one-time transfers. Pang wouldn’t predict if Huawei would land a deal, although he noted that […]

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Verizon activates 5G service in New York City, Panama City and Boise

Verizon’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, said customers can expect to find 5G service in business districts and public spaces where large crowds gather. In NYC, users will have access to the network in the following areas: Manhattan: Midtown, Financial District, Harlem, East Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen and Washington Heights Brooklyn: Downtown Brooklyn The […]

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Three launches UK’s third 5G network

Three has become the third of the big four UK mobile network operators (MNOs) to switch on its 5G service, following in the footsteps of EE and Vodafone, which both inaugurated their services earlier in 2019. However unlike its competitors, Three has launched 5G home broadband in parts of London, giving people “fibre-like speeds” although […]