Beijing: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Thursday granted 5G licenses for commercial use, marking the beginning of a new era in the country's telecommunication industry.
The Ministry granted the 5G licenses to the nation’s major three telecom carriers – China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom – as well as the state-owned China Broadcasting Network Corp, reports the China Daily.
MIIT Minister Miao Wei said China welcomes foreign companies to actively participate in the construction of the country’s 5G market and share the benefits generated.
The move marks an accelerated push by China to apply 5G. Its previous plan was to commercialize the technology in 2020.
China Mobile has claimed that its 5G services will be available in more than 40 cities by the end of September. (IANS)
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