According to the Ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT), by the end of 2020, all 300 prefecture level cities in China are expected to cover 5g networks.
“We plan to firmly develop 5g and strive to cover all prefecture level cities with 5g networks by the end of 2020,” the MII said
China approved the commercial use of 5g technology in June, which triggered a surge in consumer demand and accelerated industrial investment in 5g.
According to the Ministry of industry and information technology, China’s state-owned operators have deployed 126000 5g base stations throughout Asia.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have launched commercial 5g services in November 2019. The service was initially provided in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Tianjin.
According to previous reports, the three operators are expected to operate nearly 130000 5g base stations by the end of 2019. China Mobile has announced plans to install 50000 5g sites by the end of 2019, while China Unicom and China Telecom each aim at about 40000. News reports.
In June, China’s Ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT) officially issued a license to launch commercial 5g networks in China. The 5g licenses have been granted to China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom and the state-owned Broadcasting Company China broadcasting network. At the end of 2018, the Ministry of industry and information technology issued 5g test licenses in several cities in China.
In September 2019, China Telecom and China Unicom signed an agreement to jointly build 5g mobile network, the main purpose of which is to reduce costs.
According to the agreement of “joint construction and sharing”, operators will work together to summarize the network construction areas in 15 cities and consider the total scale of 4G base stations.
Meanwhile, as far as users are concerned, China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom company, recently said it has provided 5g services in 50 cities in China.
According to the latest report by China Daily, China Mobile aims to have 70 million 5g subscribers by the end of 2020, and plans to invest 20 billion yuan (2.85 billion US dollars).
China Mobile is working with Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE to deploy its 5g network. According to an earlier report released by the South China Morning Post, China Mobile has awarded half of its 5g network equipment contract to Huawei Technologies.
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