China has taken the lead in 5G development. It has built more than 819,000 5G base stations, accounting for about 70% of the global total. The number of 5G phone end-users has reached 280 million, accounting for more than 80 percent of the world's total.
China has built 718,000 5G base stations, said Liu Liehong, vice minister of industry and information technology, in January this year. Just four months later, another 100,000 5G base stations have been set up across China.
Wu Hequan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, has predicted that 5G construction will accelerate comprehensively in 2021, and the country is expected to build more than 1 million 5G base stations.
An official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it will continue to promote the rapid and healthy development of 5G, improve the industrial infrastructure and modernize the industrial chain, and strive to create an integrated application ecosystem.
At the same time, we have made steady progress in promoting the development of 6G, carried out in-depth research on 6G application scenarios, focused on promoting key technological innovation and breakthroughs, and actively promoted international exchanges and cooperation.
At the same time, Yang Jie, chairman of China Mobile, revealed today that China Mobile has opened more than 460,000 5G base stations, providing independent commercial 5G SA networking services for urban areas above prefectural cities, some counties and key areas in China.
China Mobile has 189 million 5G users, China Unicom has 91.85 million, and China Telecom has 110 million monthly 5G users, according to financial statements released by the three major carriers in the first quarter of 2021.