China is launching 5G technology today through the world's largest network. Three Chinese mobile operators launched this feature Friday.
The three Chinese mobile operators on Friday launched their new 5G services via the world's largest network.
The three companies, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, will start service on Nov. 1 at prices ranging from 128 yuan (18 dollars) to 599 yuan per month, according to Xinhua.
China launches the world's largest fifth generation network
New commercial services will also be available to Chinese consumers in 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
More than 130,000 5G communication stations are expected to be operational in China by the end of this year to provide wider coverage and better support for the 5G network, according to a government statement.
The Chinese network was supposed to start operating by next year, but operators managed to launch the network in 2019.Huawei has played a prominent role in the launch of the fifth generation network in China, according to local press reports.
Huawei has provided operators with a large proportion of the tools and equipment required to operate the network, noting that the operators at the same time cooperated with other companies to build the network such as Ericsson and Nokia.
Earlier this year, the United States, Britain and South Korea have already launched 5G connectivity, but the Chinese network excels as the world's largest.
According to analysts' forecasts, the number of 5G users in China will reach 110 million in 2020, as China currently has the largest mobile Internet user base of an estimated 850 million users.