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Japan's five steps to a 5G world

Next-generation mobile technology offers new opportunities and challenges

KDDI performs a test on ultrahigh-resolution 8K video transmitted to a moving bus.

TOKYO -- Japan's mobile carriers are gearing up for the global shift to fifth-generation wireless communications.

The new technology offers a chance for Japan to re-emerge as a key player in the industry. For this to happen, Japanese companies will have to take an active role in the development of 5G technology and its application, and the government and mobile carriers should support these efforts.

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