China Mobile has entered into an agreement with China Broadcasting Network to 5G co-construction and sharing.
China Mobile holds a license for using the 2.6GHz and 4.9GHz frequency bands of the radio spectrum for 5G on a nationwide basis.
CBN has obtained an operating permit for 5th generation digital cellular mobile service, and can use the 700MHz and 4.9GHz frequency bands of the radio spectrum to build 5G network.
China Mobile and CBN will determine network construction plans, invest in the construction of the 700MHz 5G wireless network at a ratio of 1:1, and jointly own and have the right to use the 700MHz 5G wireless network assets.
China Mobile will provide transmission carrier network services to CBN between 5G base stations in the 700MHz frequency band and CBN’s connection points in local cities or provincial centers on a paid basis, and also open up and share its 5G network in the 2.6GHz frequency band on a paid basis.
China Mobile will undertake 700MHz wireless network operation and maintenance works, while CBN will pay to China Mobile network operation and maintenance fees.
Before the 5G network in the 700MHz frequency band becomes commercially available, CBN may share China Mobile’s 2G/4G/5G networks on a paid basis to provide services to its customers. China Mobile will provide international business transfer services to CBN on a paid basis.
The duration of collaboration between China Mobile and CBN will be till 31 December 2031. The agreement is aimed at collaboration between the parties in terms of content, enabling them to jointly create a Network + Content ecosystem.