China Mobile to launch 5G by year-end

27 Jun 2019

China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless provider by subscribers, has brought forward plans to launch 5G services commercially, announcing that the service will go live in 50 cities by the end of the year rather than in 2020 as previously stated. RCR Wireless cites the operator as saying that it would deploy over 50,000 5G base stations across the country by the end of the year, whilst in 2020 it aims to expand coverage to every city of prefecture level and above. The operator is also lining up investment of CNY3 billion (USD436 million) for the development of 5G content, giving HD videos and games as examples.

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