my country has built more than 1.6 million 5G base stations (new data and new highlights)

  According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of the end of April, my country had built 1.615 million 5G base stations, becoming the first country in the world to build a 5G network on a scale based on an independent networking model.

5G base stations account for 16% of the total number of mobile base stations.

  Since the issuance of 5G licenses in June 2019, my country's basic telecom operators have adhered to the principle of overall planning and moderate advance, and promoted joint construction and sharing, so that 5G network construction can be faster and more efficient.

Statistics show that in 2021, 1.425 million 5G base stations have been opened in my country, and the 5G network has covered all prefecture-level cities, more than 98% of county-level cities and 80% of towns and towns, and the number of 5G mobile phone terminal connections will reach 518 million.

In the first quarter of this year, the number of new 5G base stations reached 134,000.

  In recent years, my country's 5G key technological innovation breakthroughs have made new progress.

The number of 5G standard-essential patents declared by Chinese enterprises maintains the leading position in the world.

  Our reporter Wang Zheng