China doubles down on 5G rollout in 2021 despite complaints about spotty coverage, hard-selling

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  • Thursday, 31 Dec 2020

China plans to build at least 600,000 more 5G base stations in 2021, on top of the 700,000 it has already installed to date. The country plans to speed up the roll-out of the next-generation network in major cities, although 5G subscriptions still lag far behind those for 4G. — SCMP

China plans to build at least 600,000 more 5G base stations in 2021, speeding up the rollout of the next-generation network in major cities despite customer complaints about spotty coverage and aggressive sales tactics by the country’s telecommunications operators.

The target was announced by Xiao Yaqing, the head of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), at a conference on Dec 28, according to state-run Xinhua News Agency.

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