China Telecom technicians test equipment at a 5G base station in China’s Gansu province on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters China Telecom technicians test equipment at a 5G base station in China’s Gansu province on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
China Telecom technicians test equipment at a 5G base station in China’s Gansu province on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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China doubles down on 5G roll-out in 2021 despite complaints about spotty coverage, hard-selling

  • China plans to build at least 600,000 more 5G base stations in 2021, on top of the 700,000 it has already installed to date
  • The country plans to speed up the roll-out of the next-generation network in major cities, although 5G subscriptions still lag far behind those for 4G

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China Telecom technicians test equipment at a 5G base station in China’s Gansu province on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters China Telecom technicians test equipment at a 5G base station in China’s Gansu province on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
China Telecom technicians test equipment at a 5G base station in China’s Gansu province on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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