The next generation of mobile communication is said to be ten times faster than the current networks. But in Germany's rural communities, getting 3G or 4G is often problematic. Will that change with the arrival of 5G?
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.
Both China and Estonia have built digital public data systems that play a big role in everyday life. The major difference is China is exerting control and Estonia is fostering trust.
Unless the US moves more quickly, its firms will lose out against Chinese rivals, says a consultancy, as it found the US is being outspent by China in the race to build the next generation of wireless communication.
There is still no wireless internet in Cuba. This has not stopped the head of state, Miguel Diaz-Canel, from taking to the digital world with his Twitter account. But his online propaganda is not going unchallenged.
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