According to the Beijing Daily, China Tower Co., Ltd revealed that more than 4,400 large 5G base stations have been built in Beijing. On June 6, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued 5G commercial licenses to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Radio and Television. At the ceremony, the chairman and general manager of China Tower, Ji Jilu, said that the company itself has 1.95 million stock sites, which are shared by China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Radio and Television.
China Tower will follow the 5G R&D and commercial process, and will jointly develop new infrastructures that adapt to the characteristics of 5G technology, supporting the rapid development and maturity of related industries. China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom will each cover networks in at least 40 cities this year and launch 5G services in some cities.
The first cities to get 5G services from China Mobile/China Unicom has been unveiled. The cities include Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei, Fuzhou, Lanzhou, Guangzhou, Nanning, Guiyang, Haikou, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Harbin, Wuhan, Changsha, Changchun, Nanjing, Nanchang, Shenyang, Hohhot, Yinchuan, Xining, Jinan, Taiyuan, Xi’an, Chengdu, Lhasa, Urumqi, Kunming, Hangzhou, Dalian, Qingdao, Ningbo, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Xiong’an, Zhangjiakou, Suzhou, Wenzhou.
China Telecom has not disclosed its full list of areas to cover but Yingtan and Qionghai are the first 5G cities unique to telecommunications. China Telecom has conducted 5G scale testing and application demonstrations in 17 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xiong’an, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Lanzhou, Qionghai, Nanjing, Haikou, Yingtan and Ningbo. On this basis, these cities are on track to get 5G commercial services from China Telecom.