China granted 5G commercial licenses to four domestic companies, taking a big step in its bid to be a global leader in next generation wireless networks amid fierce rivalry from the United States. The Industry and Information Technology Ministry said state-owned telecom providers China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network Corporation received business licenses to operate fifth generation digital cellular mobile communication services.

Read more: China officially enters the 5G era

According to research conduct by Telyste, Australian enterprises are showing great interest in using 5G networks for it will help drive business development. They also estimate that the number of connected devices within their organizations to increase five-times by 2024.

Read more: Australian enterprise markets show optimism in 5G adoption

SoftBank Corp., a leading telecoms company in Japan, has selected Nokia as a strategic partner to drive its commercial 5G offering with the Nokia AirScale solution. The rollout of Nokia's 5G AirScale will allow the telco to meet growing consumer and industrial demands for 5G.

Read more: SoftBank turns to Nokia for commercial 5G offering

Following a successful pilot testing conducted by member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and PCCW Global, the representative officers of the Asia/Pacific office of the ICAO and its member states in the Asia Pacific Region (APAC) announced in Bangkok, Thailand commencing use of a new, secure, and robust Common aeRonautical Virtual (CRV) private network commissioned at the beginning of 2019. This gave PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, the green light to begin connecting about 40 ICAO member states/administrations in the APAC to the new service.

Read more: PCCW Global chosen for CRV aviation network deployment

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