Qualcomm China CEO Meng Pu said that China was the first in the world to issue licenses for 5G and now the country has made excellent progress in developing new technologies. A company spokesman believes that it will take years for some countries to reach the PRC level, even without taking into account the number of operating base stations and users. Now the country has become a leader in the implementation of new systems.
According to Meng Pu, China’s three major operators have built about a million 5G base stations, and the number of active terminals (i.e. connected devices) has reached 400 million.
At the moment, some cities in the PRC have more base stations than in the whole of Europe. So, during the 5G Conference in Beijing, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC released statistics: China has 993,000 5G base stations, the corresponding equipment operates in all cities of the district significance (with a population of more than 250,000 people, excluding the rural population of the corresponding municipality ), and the number of connections reached 392 million. In general, the statistics are consistent with those of Qualcomm.
According to reports, Myung Pu has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, so his opinion is at least worth listening to. Previously, the businessman had already served as President of Qualcomm China for 8 years, from 2003 to 2010. Meng Pu is now responsible for Qualcomm’s operations in China, as well as the company’s strategy in the country and strengthening cooperation with local operators, in particular, China Mobile in the production and supply of semiconductor solutions.