China’s ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT) began to research and test 5G technology with the aim of commercializing it by 2020, the media reported. “The purpose of the research and test is to support the formulation of global 5G standards and boost the development of the telecom industry,” said Cao Shumin, head of a 5G R&D team under the MIIT on Thursday. Also Read - Moto G Stylus 5G launched with Snapdragon 480 SoC: Check price, specificationsAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N200 5G specs gets confirmed, price to be under $250: Report
Research and test work will be completed by 2018 and domestic telecom service providers will try to commercialize the 5G technology in the following two years. Also Read - iQOO Z3 price in India leaks: To be one of the cheapest 5G phones in India?
“China has made progress in the research of some key areas regarding 5G technology,” said MIIT chief engineer Zhang Feng.