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Guangzhou to Build Over 14,000 5G Base Stations

July 11, 2019 10:27 am

Beijing (PingWest)—Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, is accelerating the development of 5G and is expected to build 14,600 5G base stations by the end of this year, local authorities said Tuesday.

The number will exceed 65,000 by 2021, when Guangzhou will achieve uninterrupted 5G network coverage in main urban districts and key areas, according to the city's bureau of industry and information technology.

The expansion of 5G network will boost the development of related industries in Guangzhou, such as electronic manufacturing and artificial intelligence, the value of which will top 800 billion yuan ($116.24 billion) by 2021, it added.