Tianjin to build 20,000 5G base stations by 2020

TIANJIN (Xinhua) – North China’s Tianjin Municipality will build 20,000 5G base stations by the end of this year, according to a document issued by the municipal government recently.

Based on these 5G base stations, the city’s urban areas, the core areas of the Binhai New Area and different development zones are expected to be fully covered by the 5G network.

To promote the comprehensive and rapid development of 5G technology, Tianjin will focus on the construction of advanced infrastructure, the promotion of 5G applications and the innovation of the 5G industry, according to the document.

The document said that, by the end of 2022, the city aims to be built into a demonstration city of 5G innovation with complete infrastructure, extensive coverage and high-end industry clusters.