Bien Perez

Bien Perez

News Editor, Technology

Bien has worked at the Post since 2000. He has served as Post Magazine's technology editor and Technology Post's deputy editor. He was a guest host on Tech Specs in TVB’s Money Magazine show. He won r

unner-up, Best News Writing, at the 2008 Hong Kong News Awards.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Filipino
Areas of Expertise
Technology, Media, Telecommunications
What 5G means for the world, and for you
As the latest advance in mobile communications, 5G has been promised as the future of technology.  That development is expected to rev up digitization across traditional industries and spur major growth in the coming decade.  Initial commercial 5G mobile services were rolled out last year in South Korea, the United States, Australia, Britain, Switzerland, Spain and Monaco.  The roll-out of 5G mobile network services across China, with the world’s biggest internet user population and largest smartphone market, is already forecast to spur new growth in the country’s information technology industry by $491 billion in the five years leading up to 2024. While most people see 5G as a technical u
UK approves limited use of Huawei technology in its 5G networks
The British government approved the limited use of Huawei Technologies’ equipment in the country’s roll-out of 5G mobile infrastructure on Tuesday, opening the door to rival European telecommunications gear suppliers Ericsson and Nokia. While that action imposes a cap on Huawei’s market share in Britain, it throws a lifeline to the embattled Chinese telecoms giant amid the Trump administration’s accusations that the company’s equipment poses a national security threat. It could also serve as a model for other European governments, including Germany, as they prepare to make similar decisions over their deployment of 5G – the next-generation mobile technology that will help power advances such