China boasts over 1.4m 5G base stations

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China has set up a total of 1.43 million 5G base stations as of the end of 2021 amid the country’s efforts to boost information and communication technologies, according to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The figure accounted for over 60 percent of the global total, with 10.1 5G base stations serving every 10,000 people in China, nearly doubling from the end of 2020, the ministry said. Last year, China’s investment in 5G reached 184.9 billion yuan, a share of 45.6 percent in fixed-asset investment of the telecommunication industry, up 8.9 percentage points from that of a year ago, China news agency reported.—Xinhua

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