China Unicom reveals it has deployed 130,000 5G base stations to date

The company is aiming to deploy more than 300,000 base stations by the end of the year, to enable it to ramp up coverage levels across China
China Unicom, Telecoms, 5G, China
Getty Images


China’s third largest telco, China Unicom, has revealed that it has deployed 130,000 5G base stations in the first phase of its 5G network rollout.

Of the 130,000 base stations currently deployed, 115,000 were jointly deployed with China Telecom.

The company claims that it will have deployed in excess of 300,000 5G base stations by the end of the year, as it looks to build out and densify its next generation mobile networks in China.

So far, China Unicom has launched 5G network services in 50 towns and cities across China.

China is currently in the process of rolling out the world’s largest and most ambitious 5G network. Cumulatively, operators in the country have deployed over 200,000 base stations.
China already has more than 15.4 million subscribers signed up to 5G tariffs. China currently has around 70 per cent of the world’s 5G subscribers, as operators rapidly rollout network availability.

 "5G deployment in Europe will probably be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but in China development is accelerating, we could even exceed the original plan by a bit," Huawei's Deputy Chairman Eric Xu told reporters from the Nikkei Asian Review.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

Editor's Choice

Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise
Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses
Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability
Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks
MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story