According to the data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, up to the end of September, the number of mobile phone users of the three basic telecommunication enterprises reaches 1.682 billion, with a net increase of 38.95 million compared with the end of last year. Among these, the number of 5G mobile phone users reaches 510 million, with a net increase of 155 million compared with the end of last year, taking up 30.3% of all mobile phone users which is 8.7 percent points higher than that of the end of last year.
The report states that the east part of the country is leading in 5G construction and user popularizing rate. Up to the end of September, the number of 5G base stations in the east, middle, west and northeast is respectively 1.069 million, 0.474 million, 0.536 million and 0.14 million, taking up 23%, 20.2%, 17.8%, and 19.8% of all mobile phone base stations in the region respectively. The number of 5G mobile phone users reaches 227 million, 120 million, 131 million and 33 million, taking up 31.1%, 30.7%, 29.4% and 27.9% in these regions respectively.