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China deploys the world’s largest 5G network, rolling out 993,000 stations: FM
Published: Sep 02, 2021 05:33 PM
A coffee-brewing robot is displayed at the venue of 2021 World 5G Convention in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 31, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

A coffee-brewing robot is displayed at the venue of 2021 World 5G Convention in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 31, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)



China has deployed the world's largest and most active 5G mobile network in the world, with more than 392 million mobile phones being connected to 5G gear, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday, as he listed China's notable achievements in 5G after the country initiated 5G commercialization around two years ago.

According to Wang, China has rolled out 993,000 5G base stations now. The country's 5G sector has integrated well with other sectors such as big data and artificial intelligence, to generate new business models to help transform traditional industries like healthcare, industrial internet and super high definition videos.

Wang mentioned the 5G achievements as background information to his introduction of the 2021 World 5G Convention, a 5G industrial expo which was held from Tuesday to Thursday in Beijing. For this year's convention, about 650 5G products from more than 40 domestic and overseas companies are being exhibited, which is a clear presentation of China's 5G technological progress and product innovation, he said. 

Besides exhibiting products, eight 5G technology white papers and research reports were made public at the convention, while about 20 strategic cooperation projects were signed. Companies also launched a number of new products, technologies and innovation results during the convention. 

More than 300 high-levelguests from about 20 countries and regions were invited to attend or deliver speech at the convention.

Wang also promised that China will enhance communication with all outside partiesand seek cooperation in areas ranging from 5G standards, industries, application as well as safety to create a fair business environment.

"China welcomes overseas companies to participate in its 5G construction, but we also call for joint resistance to disturbance and damage of 5G international cooperation," he said.

China is facing pressure from some countries, led by the US, to thwart the country's high-tech rise. In particular, the US and some of its allies have placed bans on Huawei's 5G and ZTE under the pretense of national security. 

Global Times 


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