China: 130,000 5G base stations

China is preparing for 5G at record speed. Construction of 5G base station is now moving past. By the end of 2019, the number of 5G base stations in China is expected to reach 130,000.

According to Chen Zhaoxiong, vice minister of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China will accelerate 5G deployment, “and strive to build a full-coverage, advanced, high-quality and effective 5G network”. It is estimated that 5G will be operational in over 50 cities by the end of 2019. So far, 5G base stations have been completed in 24 provinces and municipalities. Test data show that the stations operate at a peak rate of 2.5 Gpbs. People Daily reports that this is the highest speed in the world so far.

The high official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stressed that 5G will not only bring whole new experiences to public users, but will also contribute new ideas to government and enterprise customers. 5G will bring great innovation opportunities in industry, transportation, energy and agriculture.

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