China Unicom’s ‘NEXT 5G’ strategy targets 300 base stations in Beijing in 2018

22 Aug 2018

RCR Wireless reports that China Unicom plans to build 300 5G base stations in Beijing this year, whilst the company is also testing 5G technology in other Chinese cities such as Nanjing, Guiyang, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Fuzhou. Under the umbrella of its ‘NEXT 5G’ initiative, China Unicom’s Beijing subsidiary aims to lay the groundwork for the deployment of commercial 5G services, while Unicom also confirmed its intention to pilot 5G technology in Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guiyang, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou and Shenyang, local press reported. According to the Beijing unit’s deputy manager, Wang Chuanbao, the company will pilot the testing and commercialisation of 5G in China’s capital while working with businesses to apply the next generation technology in a wide range of fields including self-driving, logistics, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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