People browse their smartphones in Beijing. Jefferies predicts the mainland will have 588 million 5G subscribers by 2022. Photo: AP

China set to build the planet’s largest 5G mobile network for US$180b

The mainland's spending on 5G infrastructure will be nearly four times larger than nearest Asian competitor Japan over a seven-year period.

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People browse their smartphones in Beijing. Jefferies predicts the mainland will have 588 million 5G subscribers by 2022. Photo: AP
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