Surgeon performs world’s first remote operation using '5G surgery' on animal in China

A surgeon in China has performed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology. The doctor in the southeastern province of Fujian used the next-generation network to control robotic arms while performing surgery on an animal. During the 8 January operation, the surgeon removed the liver of a laboratory test animal over the 5G connection thanks to a lag of just 0.1 seconds.

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