China has more than 110 million users who have signed up for 5G plans, according to Ma Announce it The president of the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT), a think tank under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which represents the telecommunications watchdog, at an industry event on Wednesday.
The head of the research center said: This makes China the largest market for the fifth generation in terms of volume of users.
The achievement of more than 110 million users came in less than a year after major telecom companies in China launched 5G plans for consumers, and just over a year after authorities issued 5G licenses for commercial use.
The number is still a small fraction of total subscriptions, as last June three state-owned telecommunications companies in China collectively attracted about 1.6 billion mobile phone subscribers, indicating that the Chinese population owns more than one mobile device per person.
China’s ambition for 5G networks is the result of a multi-pronged effort between the government, telecom companies, telecom equipment manufacturers, hardware manufacturers and software developers.
Policymakers need to show consumers a clear improvement in network speed, and accordingly, telecom companies have aggressively established 5G base stations across the country, with more than 460,000 towers by July.
AndHe said July official: China is adding an average of 15,000 new base stations to 5G networks every week.
The government plans to raise this number to 600,000 by the end of 2020, in order to cover all cities at the provincial level across the country.
Huawei is the clear winner in the Chinese 5G push, depending on the fact that it manufactures 5G devices and the infrastructure that supports the fifth generation network.
Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are all accelerating to launch 5G-compatible phones, as China has so far sold more than 93 million mobile phones that support 5G networks this year, according to For data The latest issued by (CAICT).
Fifth-generation phones accounted for 60 percent of total shipments in August.
The rapid transition in China to 5G has increased the need for new hardware parts such as integrated circuits.
The country produced more than 100 billion units of integrated circuits during the first half of 2020, representing an increase of 16.4 percent year on year, an industry official said in July, adding that much of the demand came from projects related to the 5G network. .