China Plans to Build 600,000 5G Base Stations in 2021

Updated:2021/1/26 20:18

Zhao Zhiguo, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Director of the Information and Communication Administration, stated that in 2020, China will continue to deepen the construction and deployment of 5G networks in accordance with the principle of moderate advancement. In 2021, there is a plan to build 600,000 5G base stations, and based on the deep coverage of cities above the prefecture level, it will accelerate the extension to qualified counties and towns, as well as guide local governments to increase support for 5G network construction.

 Meanwhile, the plan also includes cultivating emerging consumption models such as 5G+ augmented reality, 5G+ virtual reality, and immersive games, and promoting the integration of 5G into life services such as health, elderly care, and housekeeping.

In addition, in accordance with the import progress of 5G international standards such as R17 and R18, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will accelerate the development and deployment of key technologies such as network slicing, edge computing, and 5G enhancement, as well as accelerate the device development and industrialization process of key products such as customized and economical 5G chips, modules, and terminals.

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