How towercos are responding positively to the issuance of 5G licenses in China

Site construction and sharing accelerating

Read this article to learn:

  • What spectrum resources each of China’s four operators are believed to have for 5G
  • What each operator has said about their 5G deployment strategy
  • The impact of 5G on China’s towercos in terms of macro sites, digital indoor systems, and power
  • China Tower’s three 5G priorities
  • 16 key headlines from MIIT and SASAC’s “Document No. 123” which defines a framework for the implementation and promotion of infrastructure sharing in China

In June 2019, MIIT issued four licenses for the commercial deployment of 5G in China – a year ahead of the expected timetable. China Radio and Television was granted the “golden” 700 MHz band, and becomes a prospective new tenant on China’s ~2mn telecom towers. With the 5G licenses came a new commitment to China’s…

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