China’s ministry of industry and information technology began to research and test 5G technology with the aim of commercialising it by 2020, the media reported. Research and test work will be completed by 2018 and domestic telecom service providers will try to commercialise the 5G technology in the following two years. China has more than 905 million mobile internet users and about 380 million are 4G users.

It adds to the part of efforts for 5G commercial launch by 2020. NTT DOCOMO INC said the trial it conducted with Nokia Networks at the Roppongi Hills high-rise complex in Tokyo on October 13 achieved ultra-high-speed data transmission in excess of 2Gbps, Xinhua news agency reported. It has been collaborating directly with a number of vendors in trials and development of 5G mobile communication technologies since May 2014, including Samsung Electronics and others. With 68 million mobile customers in Japan, DOCOMO plans to deploy 5G network by 2020, said the release.