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China had 792,000 5G base stations as of end-February: report

April 20, 2021

Chinese operators had deployed a total of 792,000 5G base stations as of the end of February, Chinese press reported, citing a government official.

Liu Liehong, vice minister of industry and information technology, said that 5G standalone networks covered all prefecture-level cities across China, and the number of 5G terminal connections had reached 260 million.

The ministry also estimated 5G mobile phone shipments in China would account for 80% of the total shipments in the second half of this year.

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