Huge tanker trucks will soon drive autonomously around the BASF site using new 5G technology. The company is building its own network, to avoid the potential breakdown of a commercial one.
The future generation of mobile networks promises a giant leap in speed. But who will really get access? When is it ready? And who will be paying for it?
China is leading the global race for high-performance 5G mobile networks. Any other country hoping to play a role in the digital economy will have to catch up fast, says DW's Frank Sieren.
United Internet's mobile unit 1&1 Drillisch will apply to take part in Germany's auction of 5G licenses. The firms' billionaire CEO said he wants to shake up the existing oligopoly, but market reaction was negative.
What role can Chinese network supplier Huawei play in building Germany's 5G network? It's a question of faith, but not only — so Berlin is taking its time to give a definitive answer.
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