China, South Korea commit to 5G leadership, while Japan and U.S. rely on private efforts

The governments of China and South Korea are being particularly aggressive in pursuing 5G development efforts, while Japan is taking an approach akin to that of the United States by relying more upon private companies to invest in the next-generation technologies.

China and South Korea have set up national research and development programs that rival similar efforts being undertaken within the European Union. Most supporters of 5G are aiming for commercial deployments in the 2020 time frame. 

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