A Chinese customer tries out the 5G services at a branch of China Mobile in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Oct. 31, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE

China to drive 5G smartphone adoption rate, expected to be 10 times that of 4G era, says researcher IDC

  • In 2020, a total of 190 million 5G-enabled smartphones are expected to be shipped, accounting for 14 per cent of the total that year
Topic |   5G

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A Chinese customer tries out the 5G services at a branch of China Mobile in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Oct. 31, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Germany’s minister of economics says the risk of Huawei transmitting German data to Chinese spies is no greater than what the “unreliable” US has already done. Photo: Reuters

German minister and US envoy clash over Huawei’s possible participation in Germany’s 5G network

  • Economic Minister Peter Altmaier says risk of Huawei transmitting data to Chinese intelligence agencies is no greater than what ‘unreliable’ US has already done
  • US ambassador Richard Grenell calls comparison ‘an insult’ to Americans ‘who contribute to the security of Germany’
Topic |   Huawei

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Germany’s minister of economics says the risk of Huawei transmitting German data to Chinese spies is no greater than what the “unreliable” US has already done. Photo: Reuters
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