back to article China signs up 400 million new 5G subscribers in a year, more than doubling user population

730 million 5G subscriptions have been ordered in China, according to operational statistics published this week by the nation's big three carriers: China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile. That total means 396.5 million new 5G packages were activated during 2021, more than doubling the 333.5 million services in …

  1. Doctor Tarr


    It would be interesting to know how many of those have a suitable handset and get a reliable signal. Outside the store.

    +++there are areas in the City of London with 4G dead spots, never mind the less populated areas of th country. Let’s get these fixed first.

    1. _LC_

      Re: Statistics

      We have the same issues in Germany. People are surprised when traveling around the world. Even in Africa the network is usually faster and cheaper, reception better.

    2. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: Statistics

      The mobile networks in China are excellent and they have to be.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Statistics

      The article isn't about London, or Germany or wherever your mobile signal comes from.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Statistics

      Lets not get ahead of ourselves here. It's all about priorities.

      And thanks to our "leaders", the priority over the next 5 years, is to remove all Huawei equipment from the UK's networks. Because Donald said so. /S

      Improving the infrastructure in local black spots is not a priority for anyone in authority. You've managed to tolerate it for the past 5 years, so another 5 won't hurt. Stiff upper lip and all that, my good chap.

  2. Charlie Clark Silver badge

    New SIM cards are a news item?

    That may be the only change people notice. You get to call your network 5G if it's fast enough and it's basically just faster 4G.

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