China has 475 mn 5G mobile users: ministry

The number of 5G mobile users in China has reached 475 million in July, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said.
5G base station in Chongqing, southwest China
The figure registered a net increase of 120 million users compared with the end of 2021, an MIIT official told a press conference.

As of the end of July, China built approximately 1.97 million 5G base stations, with all prefecture-level cities, counties and 96 percent of towns equipped with 5G network coverage, Xinhua news agency reported.

The construction of new information infrastructure including 5G networks and gigabit optical networks will continue to be promoted, and the deep integration of “double gigabit” networks with various fields will be accelerated, the MIIT said.

Efforts will also be made to gradually extend the coverage of high-quality networks to rural areas, and actively expand the application of new business forms in rural areas, the ministry said.