China has currently created over 690,000 5G base stations across the country by the end of September, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology additionally stated that customers utilizing applications such as ultra-high definition video, cloud games and also virtual reality based on 5G network currently reach almost 160 million.
China’s fixed-asset financial investment in the telecommunications sector enhanced 16.5% year-on-year in the first 9 months of the year. One third of overall investment in the field is oriented to the 5G segment.
Also China Tower said that it had actually built an overall of 345,000 5G sites in China as of the end of September. By the end of June, China Tower had 215,000 5G sites throughout the Asian country. China Tower was formed in 2014, when the country’s mobile service provider China Mobile, China Unicom as well as China Telecommunications transferred their telecommunications towers to the new company.
Chinese service providers are experiencing a quick velocity in the number of 5G customers.
This week, China Mobile, the world’s biggest operator in terms of customers, reported an addition of 44 million 5G clients in the 3rd quarter of 2020.
The state-run telco stated it ended September with a total of 114 million 5G customers, in comparison to 70 million 5G consumers at the end of June.
Meanwhile, rival operator China Telecommunications added 7.66 million clients in September to take its total 5G customers base to 64.8 million.
China Unicom hasn’t disclosed its 5G numbers.
In June 2019 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) formally issued licenses for the launch of commercial 5G networks in the country. Those 5G permits were given to China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom and state-owned broadcaster China Broadcasting Network.
Huge cities including capital Beijing and Shenzhen already enjoy full 5G coverage with its full potential in eMBB, and 5G deployments are taking place and are accelerating in Shanghai.