China has built the world’s largest 5G high-speed mobile network with 260 million 5G technology mobile connections now, a government official said on Monday.
China’s 5G network coverage and user scale have increased significantly, Liu Liehong, vice minister of industry and information technology (MIIT), told a news conference on Monday.
Telecom companies have worked hard to beat the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and accelerated the development of 5G networks since 5G technology has been commercialized quite a year ago, and therefore the country has established the world’s largest 5G technology mobile network, Liu said.
As of the top of February, 792,000 5G base stations had been built, 5G standalone networks covered all prefecture-level cities, and therefore the number of 5G terminal connections had reached 260 million, laying a solid foundation for the promotion of 5G applications.
China’s 4G network base stations accounted for half the world’s total, data from the MIIT showed.
The next-generation network will profoundly change lifestyle and work style in personal consumption and social interaction, including entertainment, healthcare and countryside governance.
Compared with the buyer segment, the 5G technology model for business is yet to be commercialized, since it requires feasible technology, also as practical ways for enterprises to save lots of costs and enhance efficiency, industry analysts told the worldwide Times.
China aims to finish the development of the 5G technology during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, when considerable progress are going to be made in network speed and coverage.
In an action plan released in March, the MIIT said that China will strive to finish construction of “dual-gigabit” networks that feature both wired and wireless gigabit broadband by 2023. This infrastructure will basically cover Chinese urban areas and townships, propelling the nation’s core competitiveness in innovations.
China has taken the lead within the world’s 5G technology network rollout. As a 5G technology bellwether, Chinese tech giant Huawei has made further progress, saying it’ll launch its 6G networks in 2030, which is 50 times faster than 5G. the corporate has also taken the lead in 6G research and development.
In the first three quarters of 2020, Huawei’s market share topped the worldwide 5G communications equipment market and reached 32.8 percent of world’s total, consistent with Dell’Oro, a marketing research firm.