China daily reports that more than 10,000 new 5G base stations are built in China every week.
This comes as the nation scrambles to accelerate the commercialization of the super fast wireless technology. Miao Wei The minister of Industry and Information Technology said in April 2020, that more than 7 million mobile users subscribed to telecom carriers 5G data package plans.
The increase brought the total number of China’s 5G mobile subscribers to more than 36 million by the end of April.
Miao also stated that 5G technologies have already played an active part in supporting remote medical services, videos interviews and assistance in other areas.
China is expected to have over 550,000 5G base stations running by 2020.
Wang Zhiqin, deputy Director of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) said that 5G network construction will drive investment on applications both in the upstream and downstream along the industrial chain and other industries and the China’s 5G industry is expected to create over 3 million jobs by 2025