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China Mobile showcases two major 5G innovations

At MWC Shanghai, China Mobile was everywhere, showing off the progress of its 5G tests and trials, and of the development of multiple phases of its planned platform. Two innovations stood out in particular, one related to Massive MIMO, a cornerstone of the giant operator’s 5G coverage strategy; and one to intent-based networking for the transport layer. The former involved cooperation with Nokia – interesting because the Chinese vendors have been more prominent than their western rivals, to date, in Massive MIMO, a technology heavily driven by China and Japan. In the current tense climate between the USA and China, Nokia will have been particularly pleased to trumpet a strategic development with the world’s largest MNO. The two firms have…

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