Although China's 5G base station roll-out has been impressive, it covers only a fraction of the country's huge mobile subscriber base, which had 1.3 billion 4G users as of October. Photo: AP Although China's 5G base station roll-out has been impressive, it covers only a fraction of the country's huge mobile subscriber base, which had 1.3 billion 4G users as of October. Photo: AP
Although China's 5G base station roll-out has been impressive, it covers only a fraction of the country's huge mobile subscriber base, which had 1.3 billion 4G users as of October. Photo: AP
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China says it has built 700,000 5G base stations, more than rest of world combined

  • China’s 5G buildout comes at a time when the country is battling the US for global dominance in cutting-edge technologies
  • To achieve complete coverage, China will need 10 million 5G base stations in total, which will require about US$280 billion of investment

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Although China's 5G base station roll-out has been impressive, it covers only a fraction of the country's huge mobile subscriber base, which had 1.3 billion 4G users as of October. Photo: AP Although China's 5G base station roll-out has been impressive, it covers only a fraction of the country's huge mobile subscriber base, which had 1.3 billion 4G users as of October. Photo: AP
Although China's 5G base station roll-out has been impressive, it covers only a fraction of the country's huge mobile subscriber base, which had 1.3 billion 4G users as of October. Photo: AP
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