The commercialization of 5G has directly stimulated a total economic output of about 5.6 trillion yuan ($787.53 billion) in China over the past five years, said Zhao Zhiguo, chief engineer at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in a statement. a mobile communications forum, citing research from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.

5G has also indirectly boosted 14 trillion yuan in economic output, showing the new technology’s great contribution to the country’s high-quality development, he added. Zhao said China has achieved global leadership in 5G network infrastructure, continuous breakthroughs in key core technologies and remarkable results in the integration of digital and physical applications since the issuance of 5G commercial licenses on June 6, 2019.

By the end of April, China had accumulated nearly 3.75 million 5G base stations, or about 26 base stations per 10,000 people. The country’s essential 5G standard patent claims accounted for more than 42% of the global total.


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