Chinese regulators have given the green light to Chinese telecom operators for 5G trials. China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom will begin setting up 5G networks in 16 cities for testing. However, the exact timeline for trials has not been announced yet.
China Mobile has planned to conduct field trials and set up more than a hundred 5G base stations in each of the following five cities: Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou, and Wuhan. China Mobile will also conduct 5G network application demonstration in 12 cities including Beijing, Chengdu, and Shenzhen.
China Unicom will begin testing 5G network in 16 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guiyang, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, and Shenyang.
China Telecom will start testing in six cities including Xiong’an, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu, Lanzhou. According to the Chinese media, the government is said to be pushing China Telecom to extend their testing operations to six more cities.