China Mobile to build world's largest 5G test network
China Mobile has announced plans to build the world's largest 5G test network, reports thepaper.cn.
The announcement has been made by Shang Bing, the company's chair, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on February 26, 2018.
Shang Bing, chair of China Mobile, announcing plans to build the world's largest 5G test network at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018. [Photo: thepaper.cn]
China Mobile's chair says the company will start field tests in five cities, namely, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou and Wuhan, with over 100 5G base stations to be constructed in each city.
Shang Bing also says initial 5G services will also be established in 12 cities including Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen.
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China Mobile has also unveiled its recently-developed new 3GPP air interface standard, which it says will pave the way for commercial use of its 5G network.
A day before the Congress opening in Barcelona, Huawei unveiled its Balong 5G01, which is reportedly the world's first commercial chipset that meets the latest 5G standards.