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China’s 5G expansion picks up speed

With 400,000 5G base stations installed in the first half of 2020, the Chinese technology suppliers China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom have almost reached their annual target of 500,000. And Beijing assured China Unicom and China Telecom of further support. Wen Ku, head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said, “This will be the most advanced network in the world.”

The government’s support comes at a time when China and the United States are battling for global dominance in cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, 5G mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IOT). According to Wen, the development of 5G is a blessing for China’s semiconductor manufacturing industry. More than 100 billion integrated circuit chips were produced in the first half of the year, 16.4 percent more than in the previous year.

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