The next generation of mobile technology is still at least five years away. But when it arrives New Zealand could be among the first countries to get it. The telecommunications industry still hasn’t nailed down a detailed plan for 5G, but Alex Wang, Huawei vice-president of wireless marketing, says his company is determined to play a leading role in its development.
Speaking at Huawei’s leafy 2sq km Shenzhen campus, Wang says 4G is now mainstream mobile technology. It works well but there’s already a need for something more.
Wang says the earlier move from 3G to 4G meant moving from networks made for voice calls to networks optimised for data traffic.
• Bill Bennett travelled to Shenzhen and Singapore courtesy of Huawei. Picture shows Alex Wang, Huawei vice-president of wireless marketing.