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China to reach 1 billion 5G subscribers by 2025: GSMA

March 27, 2023


China is forecasted to reach 1 billion 5G subscribers by 2025, while the number of 5G users by 2030 is expected to reach 1.6 billion, according to a recent report by the GSMA.

The number of 5G base stations in China exceeded 2.3 million at the end of 2022, including approximately 887,000 built during the year, according to the GSMA report, dubbed “The Mobile Economy China 2023”.

In 2022, mobile technologies and services generated 5.5% of China’s GDP – a contribution that amounted to $1.1 trillion of economic value added. According to the report, 5G technology will add $290 billion to the Chinese economy in 2030, with benefits spread across industries.

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