As of now, South Korea is still leading the 5G market in terms of the number of active users. However, it appears that the Chinese market will be taking over pretty soon. According to media reports, Chinese operators will officially implement the 5G package on November 1. At today’s Beijing Mobile Industry Alliance Conference, Beijing Mobile executives revealed that on October 31. China’s 5G commercial launch ceremony will be held at the 2019 Beijing International Communication Exhibition. This launch is under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
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The details of China’s 5G package will be announced on October 31. Interestingly, China Unicom and China Telecom already have their 5G package appointments. At present, the number of appointments for the 5G packages of the three major operators in China is impressive. Currently, they collectively exceed 9.5 million, and the number of appointments is still increasing rapidly. The three major operators are vigorously promoting the 5G package.
The main advantage of 5G networks is that the data transmission rate is much higher than the previous cellular network. It can get up to 10Gbit/s, which is faster than the current wired Internet and 100 times faster than the previous 4G LTE cellular network. Another advantage is lower network latency which is less than 1 millisecond while 4G is 30-70 milliseconds. Due to faster data transmission, 5G networks will not only serve mobile phones but will also become a general home and office network provider. It will actively compete with cable network providers.