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5G networks

Chinese state-owned telcos remain reluctant on big 5G investments

Despite the hype, carriers seek money-saving measures amid dismal growth

China's mobile carriers are taking a cautious approach to their investment in 5G infrastructure.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China's three largest mobile telcos are approaching the country's 5G expansion with caution in a sign of how government ambitions for a swift rollout are clashing with industry's desire to keep a tight rein on spending and reward investors.

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