China speeds up 5G rollout and makes inroads into Europe - SupChina
Free

We're a new type of news publication

China news you won't read elsewhere.

Weekly Newsletter

Get a roundup of the most important and interesting stories coming out of China.

Podcasts

Sinica, TechBuzz China, and our 6 other shows are the undisputed champs of China podcasts. Listen now.

Feature Articles

Interactive, web-based deep dives into the real China.

Premium

Join the thousands of executives, diplomats, and journalists that rely on SupChina for daily analysis of the full China story.

Daily Newsletter

All the news, every day. Premium analysis directly from our Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Goldkorn.

24/7 Slack Community

Have China-related questions and want answers? Our Slack community is a place to learn, network, and opine.

Free Live Events & More

Monthly live conference calls with leading experts, free entry to SupChina live events in cities around the world, and more.

"A jewel in the crown of China reporting. I go to it, look for it daily. Why? It adds so much insight into the real China. Essential news, culture, color. I find SupChina superior."
— Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China

Free

We're a new type of news publication

China news you won't read elsewhere.

Weekly Newsletter

Get a roundup of the most important and interesting stories coming out of China.

Podcasts

Sinica, TechBuzz China, and our 6 other shows are the undisputed champs of China podcasts. Listen now.

Feature Articles

Interactive, web-based deep dives into the real China.

OR… for more in-depth analysis and an online community of China-focused professionals:

Learn About Premium Access Now!
Learn More
Minimize
Learn More
Minimize

China speeds up 5G rollout and makes inroads into Europe

China appears to be accelerating 5G infrastructure development as the country seeks to climb out from the COVID-19 slump. According to telecom operators cited by Caixin (paywall), China’s 5G networks will be ready months ahead of schedule.

Rivals China Unicom and China Telecom partnered last September on 5G (paywall), and originally planned to finish building 100,000 network base stations in 47 Chinese cities by the end of June. Their new goal is to finish building 250,000 base stations by the end of September 2020, according to an announcement (in Chinese) on China Unicom’s website.

Huawei also made major moves yesterday in Europe, announcing a new series of 5G products and strategies in Spain. The Global Times reports that Huawei held a virtual launch in Barcelona of 5G foldable phone Mate Xs, starting at $2,712, two Wi-Fi 6+ enabled connectivity solutions, and a 5G tablet. Huawei also announced the AppGallery, which is an app store free of U.S. restrictions that may apply to Google’s app store. Huawei also launched a 5G program in London last week.

—Caroline Stetson

Share
Caroline Stetson

Caroline is a New York-based writer who recently graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing in Mandarin Chinese and the history of U.S.-China relations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.