Taiwan has strategic value in the US-China battle over 5G tech: expert

Manufacturers must take care if partnering with Chinese firms, however

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/11
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An innovative research expert believes Taiwan’s excellence in the field of 5G technology is an asset in today’s political climate.

Research director at the ITRI Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center Ray Yang (楊瑞臨) said the ongoing U.S.-China trade war is tense, and competition over 5G network implementation is stepping up.

Both sides are vying to collaborate with Taiwan’s electronic chip and mobile device manufacturers, he said, therefore they hold important strategic value.

A survey from German market analysis platform IPlytics GmbH indicates Taiwanese semiconductor developer MediaTek is one of the world’s top 20 contributors to 5G technology. Approval ratings of its 5G services are the third highest among all global providers, UDN reports.    [FULL  STORY]

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