The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, on Wednesday said that China was making steady progress in constructing its 5G networks.
The 5G network is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks.
The 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
“By the end of April 2023, the total number of 5G base stations in the country had reached 2.73 million, accounting for 24.5 per cent of its tally of mobile base stations.
“The eastern region is taking the lead in 5G construction and application, with 1.29 million 5G base stations at the end of last month.
“This has accounting for over 47 per cent of the country’s total,’’ the ministry said.
The ministry also said that the number of 5G users was growing rapidly.
The ministry said as of the end of April, the number of 5G mobile phone users of China’s three telecom giants China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom had reached 634 million.
This has got to a net increase of 73.08 million from the end of last year.