09-Sep-19, Tech in China
Zhou Hongyi, co-founder of Chinese internet security provider Qihoo 360 Technology, expects the roll-out of 5G mobile services and expansion of the industrial internet to open up more opportunities for the company in the world’s second-largest economy.
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With peak data rates up to 100x faster than what current 4G networks provide, 5G has been held out as “the connective tissue” for the internet of things, autonomous cars, smart cities, and other new mobile applications, establishing the backbone for the industrial internet.
China’s three major telecommunications network operators are now in the middle of their initial commercial 5G network roll-outs, while the country’s biggest smartphone vendors have started introducing 5G handsets.