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US behind China in race to 5G communication, risks losing profits: Deloitte

China currently has ten times more sites to support 5G communications than the United States

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The United States is being outspent by China in the race to build the next generation of wireless communication, known as 5G, and it risks losing out on the potential economic benefits, according to a report by consultants Deloitte published on Tuesday. China currently has ten times more sites to support 5G communications than the United States. In just three months of 2017, Chinese cell phone tower companies and carriers added more sites than the US had done in the previous three years, the Deloitte Consulting report found. The first countries to adopt the next generation of ...

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 10:10 IST
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