China ahead in 5G technology with 700,000 stations
Published: 12:36 PM, 16 November 2020
China has built nearly 700,000 5G base stations, more than twice the total installation among the rest of the world, the country’s official data showed.
Liu Liehong, China’s vice minister of industry and information technology, said the number of terminal devices connected to the network has exceeded 180 million.
“In the next three years, the country is expected to be at the introduction stage of 5G development, so it is necessary to make proactive moves in construction,” he said.
5G is playing an important role, especially in stabilizing investment, promoting consumption and fostering new drivers of economic development, Liu Liehong added.
Meanwhile, China’s 5G network development has achieved good results. 5G mobile phone shipments reached 124 million units with a total of 183 new models coming to market in the first 10 months.