The number of 5G users in China surpassed 1 billion in 2022. The data by the company’s major telecom operators China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom indicate.
The 5G user base largely belongs to China Mobile. The telco had over 557 billion users on its 5G network. China Telecom followed second with 251 million users while China Unicom boasted 201 million. In total, the country’s total 5G subscriptions went over an incredible 1 billion user base.
|5G users in China||User base|
|China Mobile||557 million|
|China Telecom||251 million|
|China Unicom||201 million|
To compare, by August 2022, China had a total of 977 million 5G user base.
5G, the successor to the 4G cellular standard brings a hugely improved broadband performance with its download speed reaching 1 Gbps with minimal latency. Also read: 4G vs. 5G: Differences Between Two Mobile Networks
5G arrived in China in 2009. Since then, the country achieved the growth of its fifth-generation technology in leaps and bounds. Not just with the user base, China is also ahead of the rest of the world in terms of the 5G base station, and 5G patents. The exceptionally high number of 5G devices in China is also helping spurn the 5G base in the Asian country. Around 80% of smartphones sold in China are 5G-compatible.
China leading the 5G race!
Likewise, China is taking it very seriously to take the 5G lead. Besides, base stations, the state is adding support for 5G applications in industry, telehealth, education, etc.
China sees 5G as a prerequisite condition to lead its digital economy and drive its economy further.
In August, reports emerged that 5G phone sales outperformed the 4G phones business for the first time globally. likewise, in October, China shipped 19 million 5G handsets. The details highlight an accelerating rate of adoption of next-generation technology.
China is inspiring various innovations with 5G by making it suitable for the old and disabled, and budget-oriented legion. By launching 5G use cases for daily lives, China believes it will be helpful to narrow down the digital divide.
China Broadnet, a fresh telecom operator in China is expected to further drive the growth of 5G.
In the meantime, Nepal Telecom (NTC) is also starting its 5G trial on Magh 22 from a select few sites in Kathmandu with compatible handsets finally getting high-speed network connectivity. How eager are you to test 5G on your smartphone? Share with us in the comments below.
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