November 28 news, November 16, "14th Five-year" information and communication industry development plan press conference held. More than 1.15 million 5G base stations have been built in China, accounting for more than 70 percent of the world's total, making China the world's largest and most advanced INDEPENDENT 5G network, said Xie Cun, director of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Information and Communication Development Department. All prefecture-level cities, more than 97 percent of county towns and 40 percent of towns and townships in China are now covered by 5G networks. The number of 5G terminal users reached 450 million, accounting for more than 80 percent of the world.
In addition, in response to the question of "how will the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology further promote the expansion of 5G base station and other new infrastructure construction", Xie Cun said that according to the decision and deployment of the Central Committee and The State Council, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will steadily promote 5G and other new infrastructure construction. This year, documents such as the Action Plan for Coordinated Development of Double Gigabit Networks (2021-2023) and the Action Plan for 5G Application (2021-2023) will be issued to promote high-quality development of 5G network construction and application. Local governments have given strong support to 5G in terms of site planning, resource opening and preferential access to electricity. The development environment has been constantly optimized, and 5G development has achieved world-leading achievements.