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By: Liu Ching-yu and Staff Reporter
Taiwan is taking part in the global development of a 5G standard alongside Europe, the US
and China, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Commercial Times.
The government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has launched two projects under the European Union’s (EU) 5G research and development plan since last year. It has also collaborated with French INRIA and OneLab on machine to machine (M2M) development as well as a millimeter-wave radio communications development project with Intel.
Officials from the ministry of economic affairs (MOEA) said a 5G test network which is now under development in Taiwan, is expected to produce US$200 billion in market value after it is put to commercial use in about six years. Major Chinese telecom companies and operators such as Huawei and China Mobile are also participating in the 5G network project. [FULL STORY]