Beijing builds 4,300 5G stations in core areas
Beijing has built 4,300 5G base stations in the city's urban core areas and iconic buildings, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday.
As of the end of May, the capital city has launched pre-commercial 5G services in the administrative areas for Beijing's sub-center, the new airport, the International Horticultural Exhibition, test venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tiananmen Square and the main artery, Chang'an Avenue.
By 2021, the city's core zones, including the central business district, innovation centers and economic-technological development area, will have 5G network coverage, said the newspaper citing the municipal communication bureau.
China just issued 5G licenses for commercial use to last week, giving the go-ahead for full commercial deployment of the next-generation cellular network technology.
The country's three telecom carriers, including China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, had been granted trial 5G licenses at the end of 2018 and last week's announcement gives the go ahead to begin commercial deployment ahead of the original timeline that was targeting that for 2020.
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency