Daily Management Review

Number of 5G users hits 5M in Beijing


Number of users of next-generation 5G networks in Beijing has reached 5.06 million, the city communications department said.

The official commercial operation of these networks began in the city last year.

As of the end of August, a total of 44,000 5G base stations were in operation in Beijing. It is expected that by the end of 2020 their number will increase to 50 thousand.

Three telecommunications companies - China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom - have acquired the license to operate a 5G network in the Chinese capital. 

Their offices throughout the city have launched more than 1,000 5G projects, including industrial internet, internet for cars and telemedicine, Xinhua reported.

The population of Beijing, according to media reports, is approaching 22 million people.

source: xinhuanet.com