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New coronavirus deals a blow to 5G base station development

  • March 5, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 10
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There are increasing concerns that the new coronavirus infection may impact development plans for the new 5G communication network. Delays are being noted in the supply of parts used in network base stations. The Japanese government has taken measures such as tax reductions and budget allocations to speed up the propagation of 5G networks, which have a direct bearing on Japan’s competitiveness. Major mobile carriers mulled moving up 5G preparations, but the coronavirus has led them to think twice. (Abridged)

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