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China Mobile claims net addition of 16.5 million 5G subscribers in April

May 24, 2021


China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added 16.5 million 5G subscribers in April, according to the carrier’s latest available figures.

The operator said it ended April with a total of 205.3 million 5G subscribers, compared to 43.74 million 5G customers in March 2020.

China Mobile’s overall mobile subscriber base at the end of April amounted to 941.7 million, down compared to 939.6 million in March.

The Chinese operator has already deployed over 385,000 5G base stations nationwide, according to previous press reports. Yang Jie, chairman of China Mobile, reportedly said that the carrier finished its annual 5G network build-out target ahead of schedule and has built the world’s largest 5G SA network.

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