China’s turn to start offering 5G services to its customers. As per the reports, China is all set to kick-off its 5G rollout in the first phase from 1st October, which covers about 40 cities.
it will help the companies and locals to enjoy and experience the new technology. The low latency and higher speeds will lead to improved opportunities and will boost tech startups and companies. The capacity will be gradually increased to 7,000 base stations across Shenzhen before 2020.
Deputy General Manager of ZTE‘s 5G industrial product line, appeared at the Hong Kong 5G Forum of the Hong Kong Productivity Council headquarters and said that China plans to start commercialization of 5G technology nationwide from October 1st.
As per the reports, the base stations for the 5G rollout in Mainland China are expected to be provided by three companies — Huawei, ZTE, and Ericsson. With this, China will become the third country to offer commercialized 5G after the USA and South Korea.
The report adds that by 1st October, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom will be deploying 30,000 to 50,000 base stations in around 40 cities in China for the 5G services. The 5G deployment in 40 cities is a big task and compared to the USA and South Korea, China will have wider 5G coverage.
Last month, after various estimations and calculations, China’s first 5G network went live in the Qianhai-Shekou Free Trade Zone in country’s southern tech hub Shenzhen. China’s state telecom carrier China Unicom built 111 5G base stations by joining hands with FTZ (Free Trade Zone) in Shenzhen.