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China’s fourth mobile carrier launches 5G services

China Broadnet, previously known as China Broadcasting Network, had secured a 5G license in 2029 China Broadnet has become the fourth mobile operator in China to offer 5G services in the country, according to Chinese press reports. The new player’s cheapest monthly plan, at CNY118 ($17.60),...

China reaches almost 900 million 5G subscribers at end-May

Operators in China recorded a net gain of 30.18 million 5G subscribers in May China ended May with a total of 899.3 million subscribers in the 5G segment, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 30.18 million 5G subscribers...

Shanghai reaches 51,716 5G base stations at end-April: report

Chinese carriers deployed a total of 654,000 5G base stations in China during last year China’s main financial hub Shanghai has already deployed 51,716 5G base stations by the end of April, with 20.8 5G base stations per 10,000 residents, Chinese press reported. According to the...

China adds 21.15 million 5G subscribers in April

China Mobile added 10.36 million 5G subscribers during April Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 21.15 million 5G subscribers in April, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added a total of 10.36 million 5G...

Chinese carriers add 55.5 million new 5G customers in March

Local telcos aim to build 600,000 new 5G base stations this year across China, including 134,000 already built in the first quarter Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 55.5 million 5G subscribers in March, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s...

China Tower ends Q1 with 2.05 million sites nationwide

Last year, China Tower had completed approximately 552,000 5G construction projects China Tower ended the first quarter of the year with a total of 2.05 million towers under management, after a new addition of 18,000 sites during the period. In a release, the company said that...

Chinese carriers deploy 81,000 5G base stations in Jan-Feb: report

Chinese operators have deployed a total of 654,000 base stations nationwide during last year China ended February with nearly 1.5 million 5G base stations after local carriers deployed 81,000 new base stations in the first two months of the year, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported,...

FCC adds Kaspersky, Chinese carriers to national security threat list

FCC said that equipment and services provided by these three firms pose a threat to national security in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau added equipment and services from Russian firm Kaspersky Lab, and Chinese operators China Telecom (Americas),...

China aims to accelerate 5G base stations deployment this year: Report

China expects local carriers to install nearly 600,000 5G base stations during 2022 The Chinese government expects to accelerate efforts to expand 5G infrastructure across the country this year, local newspaper South China Morning Post reported citing Xiao Yaqing, the head of the Ministry of...

5G deployments boost China Tower’s business in 2021

The Chinese government has set a goal to install over 600,000 5G base stations this year China Tower’s business last year was positively impacted by the accelerated deployment of 5G sites across China, the company said in its earnings release. In 2021, the company said it...

China expects deployments of 5G base stations to grow 42% in 2022

Local carriers expected to deploy nearly 600,000 5G base stations across China this year Chinese operators are expected to increase the number of base stations in the country by 42% this year, Chinese media outlet Yicai Global reported. The Chinese government has set a goal to...

Chinese carriers add 28.3 million 5G subscribers in January

Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 28.3 million 5G subscribers in January, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added a total of 14.48 million 5G subscribers during the first month of 2022.The operator...

China ends 2021 with 1.43 million 5G base stations

China ended 2021 with a total of 1.43 million 5G base stations across the country, Chinese press reported citing data from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The ministry said that Chinese operators have deployed a total of 654,000 base stations nationwide during...

Chinese telcos add almost 27 million 5G subscribers in December

Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 26.9 million 5G subscribers in December, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added a total of 12.5 million 5G subscribers during the last month of 2021.The operator...

5G smartphone shipments in China grow over 63% y-o-y in 2021: Report

Shipments of 5G mobile phones in the Chinese market reached 266 million units in 2021, up 63.5% compared to shipments the previous year, local press reported, citing a report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. According to the report, shipments of 5G...

Beijing ends 2021 with 56,440 5G base stations: report

Chinese operators have deployed a total of 56,400 5G base stations in Beijing at the end of 2021, local news agency Xinhua reported. Local authorities have said that the number of 5G base stations in the Chinese capital is expected to exceed 60,000 by the...

China reaches over 1.3 million 5G base stations nationwide: Report

China counts 497 million 5G users Chinese operators have already installed more than 1.3 million 5G base stations across the country, state news agency Xinhua reported, citing data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). To date, the number of 5G users in China...

Chinese carriers add over 35 million 5G subscribers in November

Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 35.16 million 5G subscribers in November, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added a total of 18.86 million 5G subscribers during November. The operator said it ended last...

China Mobile set to launch IPO in Shanghai after US ban

China's largest telecom carrier, China Mobile, has received the green light to launch an initial public offering (IPO) via the Shanghai Stock Exchange, after the company was removed from the New York Stock Exchange earlier this year due to a ban ordered by former...

China Telecom told to cease US operations next month

A federal appeals court last week declined China Telecom’s emergency bid to halt a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order withdrawing its capability to provide telecommunications services in the United States. According to a Reuters report, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Columbia...

China’s Shandong Province reaches 100,000 5G base stations

Shangdong is using 5G for applications in the media, transport and education sectors Chinese operators have already deployed 100,000 5G base stations in Shandong Province, covering the urban areas of all its county-level areas, local news agency Xinhua reported. Shandong is China’s second largest Province in...

Chinese operators add 43.8 million 5G customers in October

Chinese operators recorded a net gain of 43.81 million 5G subscribers in October, according to the carriers’ latest available figures. China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added a total of 24.3 million 5G subscribers last month. The telco said it ended last...

China aims to triple the number of 5G base stations by end-2025: Report

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) unveiled plans to more than triple the number of 5G base stations over the next four years, targeting a total of 3.64 million by end-2025, local newspaper China Daily reported. Under this plan, China aims to have...

FCC revokes China Telecom America’s authorization to operate in U.S.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order which effectively ends China Telecom Americas’ ability to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the U.S. In a release, the FCC noted that its order directs China Telecom Americas to discontinue any domestic or international...

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