By the end of 2022, the number 5G base stations in China amounted to 2.31 million. The country is rapidly expanding its 5G infrastructure. According to forecasts, the number of base stations was projected to reach over six million by 2024.
Regarding 5G subscribers, China Mobile recorded the biggest gain in 5G subscribers in December 2022, up by nearly 18.60 million to have a total of 614 million 5G subscribers at end-December 2022.
China Telecom brought in 5.02 million 5G users in the month, with a total of 267.96 million 5G subscribers.
Finally, China Unicom ‘s 5G subscriber base advanced to 212.7 million in December 2022 from 209.4 million in November
The operator already supplies cable services and became the country’s fourth operator when formally inaugurated in 2020, having previously acquired a license for commercial 5G services in 2019. The carrier was initially known as China Broadcasting Network before rebranding in 2022.
According to previous reports, China Broadnet will use 5G infrastructure owned by China Mobile.