China built more 5G base stations in 3 months than US did in 2 years
• China added more than 600,000 stations in the three months leading up to June, compared to 100,000 for the United States in 2019-2021
• The 3 million mark is reached six months early as a result of Beijing's efforts to bolster the economy, as well as a decline in costs and an improvement in tech returns, according to industry officials.
China has built 3 million 5G base stations by the end of June, six months ahead of schedule, according to the most recent government data.
With over 600,000 new stations added in the last three months alone, the numbers also suggest that China is leaving the United States in the dust in the quest for 5G connectivity.
Comparatively, the United States constructed approximately 100,000 5G base stations between 2019 and 2021, according to the most recent industry estimate.