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China builds world's largest 5G network

By Ma Si | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-05-17 17:13

Technicians from China Mobile check a 5G base station in Tongling, Anhui province. [Photo by Guo Shining/for China Daily]

China has built nearly 1.6 million 5G base stations at present, constituting the world's largest 5G network, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Tuesday.

Zhang Yunming, vice-minister of industry and information technology, said China has the world's largest mobile broadband and optical fiber network, and network quality has reached or even surpassed the level of some developed countries.

According to Zhang, 5G has been applied to a wide range of sectors including transportation, medical care, education, culture and tourism, and thanks to wireless technology, industrial internet has been applied to 45 major sectors of the national economy.

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