GSMA: China has deployed more than 160,000 5G base stations covering more than 50 cities
A few days ago, the Global Mobile Communications System Association GSMA released the "China Mobile Economic Development Report 2020". In the report, the GSMA predicts that from 2020 to 2025, Chinese operators will spend about 180 billion US dollars on mobile business construction, and 90% of these expenditures will be used to build 5G networks. In addition, GSMA predicts that by 2025, the penetration rate of 5G users in China will increase to 50%, the same as other major 5G markets in the world such as South Korea, Japan, and the United States.
Sihan, president of GSMA Greater China, said that China is in a leading position in the early development of 5G, and has deployed more than 160,000 5G base stations, covering more than 50 cities. At the same time, operators are also working on expanding 5G network coverage and capacity and advancing the deployment of independent networking. In order to fully release the benefits brought by 5G, the development of flexible policies on spectrum and infrastructure is of strategic importance to support China's continued transition to a mature digital economy.
Earlier news pointed out that China Mobile plans to build 300,000 5G base stations nationwide this year, while China Unicom and China Telecom have expressed their efforts to complete the construction of 100,000 5G base stations within the first half of this year.