Nov 21, 2016 03:31 PM

China Finds Place at Global Tech Table with 5G Win

Photo Illustration: Xu Yuanyuan
Photo Illustration: Xu Yuanyuan

(Beijing) — A China-backed technology was selected as a core part of the global standard for fifth-generation (5G) wireless communications, marking a major advance in Beijing’s goal of becoming a more active player in development of global standards.

At a meeting in Nevada on Thursday, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) chose the China-supported Polar Code as one of the wide range of technologies that will form the foundation for future 5G technology that will someday replace current 4G networks. The technology helps correct transmission errors in mobile networks.

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