Let’s prepare ourselves for the coming of 5G

While investors worry about the slow growth of shipments of Apple and other smartphone makers this year, the sector is busy testing the next-generation mobile communications technology.

Several countries, including South Korea, China, the United States and Japan, are expected to launch the commercial operation of 5G mobile telecommunications networks next year. In Hong Kong, the government plans to host a 5G spectrum auction next year with the service expected to be rolled out in 2020 at the earliest.