China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters

China’s economy was hit hard by the pandemic. Its 5G ambitions could be crucial to its recovery

  • President Xi Jinping has put 5G networks and data centres at the top of China’s plans to spend on ‘new infrastructure’
  • The renewed push for the country’s ambitions to become a global leader in 5G is part of plans to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak

China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE