China rolls out largest 5G network with 1.43m base stations


China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Monday the country has set up a total of nearly 1.43 million 5G base stations as of the end of 2021. The nation now hosts over 60% of the global network.

According to the ministry, about ten 5G base stations are currently serving every 10,000 people in China – nearly double the number at the end of 2020. The government’s investment in 5G reached 184.9 billion yuan (about $29 billion) last year.

The ministry said that China aims to expand 5G services and gigabit fiber-optic networks in 2022, with its 5G users expected to exceed 560 million by 2023. — TLTP

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