Washington — The US and China are in a virtual deadlock in the race for 5G, or fifth-generation wireless networks, which are expected to unlock new services, an industry survey showed on Tuesday. The report shows the U S has closed the gap with China in “readiness” for the ultrafast wireless systems and has more 5G deployments planned in 2019 than any other country. The study for the wireless industry group CTIA, which was conducted by the research firm Analysys Mason, showed the US has moved ahead of South Korea in 5G readiness over the past year to a virtual tie with China, as a result of considerable investment in 5G systems.

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