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China Mobile and Huawei switch on first piece of 5G network

China set to become leading market for mobile technology, industry watchers say

Huawei touted its 5G business at this week's MWC Shanghai mobile conference. (Photo by CK Tan)

SHANGHAI -- A unit of China Mobile, the country's largest telecommunications operator, and Huawei Technologies said this week that a key piece of Chinese 5G network infrastructure has been put into use for the first time.

Known as a 5G transport network, the Huawei-built infrastructure will let China Mobile Zhejiang roll out the next generation communication services promising faster data downloads, both companies said on the sidelines of the MWC Shanghai technology conference.

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