Industry Experts Debate When 5G Will Hit 1 Billion Users in China

Caixin Global | Aug 19, 2019 at 8:18 PM
  • China began in June handing out commercial licenses to operate fifth generation (5G) mobile networks.
  • It took 11 years for 2G network technology to have 1 billion users.
  • Because growth in the number of mobile phone users has flattened in recent years, consumer demand for 5G won’t be as strong as it was for 4G (when phone users were growing at a faster pace), said Zhe Wenming, chief software architect and head of 5G research at JD.com Inc’.s logistics unit.