A lack of government allocated spectrum resources and cross industry collaboration are some of the biggest challenges facing the development of 5G technologies within the next five years, according to the Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei, Ken Hu.

“The 5G future is bright, but there are a lot of challenges and therefore we need to make revolutionary innovations,” said Hu during a keynote at today’s Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. “We need cross-industry innovation… and we need to call on governments and regulators to allocate more spectrum resources.”

Earlier this week Huawei announced in a press release the launch of their involvement in the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) Project. Huawei is working on a handful of other 5G projects across Europe, the UK and in Asia. On the same day, Huawei sealed an MOU with the Maltese government to launch an R&D centre with the aim of testing 5G technology in Malta.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com