According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the Chinese government, China’s 5G industry has built a competitive edge by combining independent innovation and open cooperation, that 5G standard is unified international standards jointly established by global industry players.
China now owns over 30% of the standard-essential patents for the technology, in which China will soon grant 5G licences for commercial use.
Last year, China allowed carriers to set up 5G infrastructure, but the new licenses will allow companies to actually market and sell products like 5G cloud services and phones, the rollout may come sooner than expected.
Nokia, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Intel have been deeply involved in the experiment of the technologies, and China’s 5G is ready for commercial use. Once the MIIT issued the licenses that would be the end of the fight for supremacy in 5G technology and 5G is a key factor behind Trump’s tariffs on China products.
China said it welcomed enterprises at home and abroad to actively participate in the building, application and promotion of its 5G network and share the sector’s development dividends. With all this, China will be the winner.