MIIT aims 0.6mln 5G base stations be built and 180 million 5G mobile phones shipped in 2020

Basic telecommunications companies have built more than 250,000 5G base stations and more than 36 million 5G users, Lu Chuncong, deputy director of the Information and Communication Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, disclosed at the first anniversary of the 5G licensing online summit.

Basic telecommunications companies have built more than 250,000 5G base stations and more than 36 million 5G users, Lu Chuncong, deputy director of the Information and Communication Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, disclosed at the first anniversary of the 5G licensing online summit in early June.

It is expected that by the end of this year, China will build more than 600,000 5G base stations, covering cities above the prefecture level in the country.

The country has carried out more than 400 innovative applications of 5G, covering a wide range of industries such as industry, transportation, and medical care. There are more than 600 “5G + industrial Internet” projects under construction.

In terms of industry support, as of the end of May, the cumulative domestic 5G mobile phone shipments were 59.85 million units, and it is expected that by the end of 2020, 5G mobile phone shipments will reach 180 million.

On May 25th, Miao Wei, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said in an interview in the Two Sessions that China would add more than 10,000 5G base stations every week, and more than 7 million 5G customers in April. The cumulative number of Chinese 5G customers exceeded 36 million.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/06/07/miit-aims-0-6mln-5g-base-stations-be-built-and-180-million-5g-mobile-phones-shipped-in-2020/.

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