Sanya in 2020 built 1,595 fifth generation (5G) base stations, reported local authorities.
According to a government report on the economic development of the city, last year the task was set to accelerate construction of infrastructure for fifth generation communications, in particular, to develop a network of base stations.
Results for the year exceeded the plan: in March, the authorities announced their intention to build 1,400 base stations by the end of December. At the same time, 342 5G stations were installed in the city in 2019.
On October 31, 2019, the largest Chinese mobile operators announced they would start providing 5G communication services to the population. According to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Informatization, China has created the world’s largest 5G network.
At the end of 2020, the number of base stations in the country exceeded 700,000, which is about 70% of the total number worldwide.
5G technology provides record data transfer rates (25 Gbps), it is more efficient than the previous standards — GSM, 3G and 4G / LTE. Wang Jianzhou, a leading expert of the Global Systems for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), said earlier that by 2030 its contribution to the structure of China’s GDP growth will exceed 2.9 trillion yuan (more than $ 448 billion).
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