China Mobile has completed the construction of 5g phase I project in an all-round way, realizing 5g commercial use in 50 cities. At present, 5g phase II project equipment testing and procurement has been fully launched, striving to reach 300000 5g base stations by the end of 2020, so as to ensure that 5g commercial services will be provided in all cities above prefecture level in 2020.
In other words, China Mobile will have nearly 250000 5g base stations to be built by 2020. For this reason,China Mobile's capital expenditure budget in 2020 is 179.8 billion yuan, of which 5g related investment plan is about 100 billion yuan. On average, each 5g base station needs to spend nearly 400000 yuan.
At the same time, China Mobile recently announced the results of centralized procurement of wireless network main equipment for the second phase of G 5,2020,A total of 232143 5g base stations are required, with a total purchase amount of 37.088 billion yuan. According to this calculation, the price of a 5g base station alone is 160000 yuan.
In this purchase, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson and China Xinke (Datang) were shortlisted, with the purchase price between 135000 yuan and 161200 yuan.
Among them, Huawei won 133040 5g base stations, accounting for 57.25% of the total. The unit price of its 5g base stations is also the highest among the four suppliers, reaching 161200 yuan per base station.
It is worth mentioning that 5g is a huge and complex system. In addition to the base station itself, it also needs the civil construction cost of the station building, core network transmission equipment, power supporting equipment and so on. If all these expenses are added, the deployment cost of an average 5g base station will increase greatly, and China Mobile's 100 billion plan may just be enough.