China Mobile inks pact with state construction firm; 5G base stations hit 385,000

25 Nov 2020

China Mobile has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to ‘enhance the complementarity of resources, technologies and markets’, Xinhua News Agency reports. Under the agreement the two will continue to integrate 5G technology into the construction sector, with a view to accelerating innovation and development in both the telecommunications and construction sectors.

The CSCEC has previously partnered with other cellcos, and in May 2020 it established a construction ‘smart site’ in partnership with China Unicom, using a 5G network to connect people, equipment and processes on the project.

Meanwhile, the development follows on the heels of China Mobile’s announcement this week that it has built more than 385,000 5G base stations nationwide, covering all prefecture-level cities. The operator also claimed to have more than 130 million 5G package subscribers, whilst the number of connected 5G terminals was over 90 million.

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