SCMP Tech Series

The battle over 5G

China and the US are now locked in a titanic struggle over leadership of the 5G race, as billions of dollars of economic benefits will accrue to those who can stay ahead of the pack. The US, alarmed by China’s early lead in 5G technologies and standards under national champion Huawei, has blacklisted the Shenzhen-based telecommunication network gear giant and pressuring its allies not to use its equipment, threatening to widen the digital divide amid a new tech Cold War.

Updated: 8 Sep 2020