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On Monday's Backchat, Backchat, Huawei and 5G network. The fifth generation of wireless technology promises lightning speed and higher capacity. By 2024, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson predicts 5G coverage will extend to over 40 percent of the world's population, unlocking the potential of the internet of things and faster mobile broadband - think of self-driving cars, smarter cities and virtual reality made almost real. But the technology has also become the frontline of a war for technological spremacy between China and the US. The US government has branded the Chinese telecom giant Huawei a potential security threat, and Australia has already banned the use of Huawei's equipment in the 5G networks. Are the concerns justified, or are they really about market dominance? Why are some countries banning Huawei? Why is China so dominant in the field? How will 5G really change our lives? Is it bad for your health?
After 9.20, WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Assange arrested in London.
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15/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Huawei and 5G Network
Charles Mok, Legislator representing Information Technology Functional Constituency
Sankar Villupuram, Digital Services Leader in East Asia, ARUP; and Board Member, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance
Anthony Chan, Professor and Dean, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Sin Chung-kai, Former Legislator, Democratic Party
Ernest Lo, Founder, Future Impact Lab; and President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance
15/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 Julian Assange arrested in London