the U.S., Japan and South Korea were featured in news stories on their contribution
and 4G technology. Japan paved the way for 3G, the U.S. spearheaded 4G, and
South Korea proved their K-pop scene wasn’t the only local
story making global headlines.
Winter Olympics in February, South Korea claimed bragging rights by
demonstrating technology which could carry the Olympic torch through Seoul
this, China is making its mark, according to headlines like “In the race for
5G, China leads South
Korea and the US.” This headline seems surreal given only a decade ago
Internet access in China could be tedious and slow. The global superpower is again showing its
innovation prowess through technology advancement.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's Jordan Zhu explains how Chinese operators are testing next generation technologies and planning for 5G infrastructure deployment.
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China has leapfrogged other markets when it comes to electronic
payment and digital wallets. According to China Channel, more than 90 percent
of Chinese consumers have adopted WeChat (WeChat Pay or AliPay) as a method of
payment in offline purchases, compared to a 32 percent adoption rate for debit
and credit cards. The success of the cashless nation has received attention
from global leaders like Singapore’s prime minister, who said the island nation
should replicate digital payments best practices from China as part of Singapore’s
Smart Nation initiative.
artificial intelligence, China also is demonstrating momentum. The nation showcased
autonomous driving technology by Baidu during this year’s Spring Gala Festival,
watched by an astounding 800
addition to driverless cars, the focus is on how artificial intelligence could
integrate with digital payments. For
example, businesses believe the banking industry will spearhead artificial
intelligence adoption to improve
payment efficiencies in the future.
technology to support China’s 5G future
operators are testing next generation technologies and planning for 5G
infrastructure deployment. Before becoming the status quo, network operators
need to consider strategies that will help optimize their networks.
had a chance to speak with regional and China-based customers while I was at
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. They continue to be receptive to new
technologies that will help network operators meet increased connectivity
- Small cells can be
deployed to expand capacity in wireless networks. There are several
ways that small cells can be deployed to expand capacity,
including distributed antenna
systems (DAS) to enable higher cost savings and flexibility. You can read the blog for the latest trends on applying cloud and virtualized RAN concepts to
- MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology is a wireless
transmission technique that improves network
capacity and speed for users. CommScope has collaborated with Nokia to develop a massive MIMO integrated antenna solution that enables
network densification. In addition, we teamed up with Nokia to develop a solution to reduce interface complexity between a base
transceiver system (BTS) and DAS.
- Fixed wireless access helps to deliver broadband internet access,
voice and video services to homes or businesses without a wired connection.
CommScope has developed a new integrated antenna
solution based on xRAN open
interface that will help operators to mix and match radio access network (RAN)
hardware from multiple vendors.
provides the communications infrastructure which enables markets like China to
pave the way for 5G. Given recent
headlines, China’s future is bright, yet even brighter with the imminent arrival
of next generation networks.