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China seeks leg up in 6G standards race with faster wireless tech

Huawei touts '5.5G' at MWC Shanghai under shadow of decoupling risk

Huawei Technologies says its 5.5G technology offers 10 times the performance of standard 5G wireless. (Photo by Takashi Kawakami)

SHANGHAI/TOKYO -- The MWC Shanghai trade show that kicked off Wednesday showcases advances in mobile technology by Huawei and other Chinese telecom companies, as the country angles to take the initiative in setting 6G cellular standards.

Commercial deployment of 5G has created a growing appetite for further innovation, Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer at Huawei Technologies and rotating chairperson, said in a keynote address at the event, Asia's biggest mobile technology expo.

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