On April 23, Wen Ku, director of the Information and Communication Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at the press conference of the State Council Information Office that by the end of March, 198,000 5G base stations had been built nationwide, the number of package users exceeded 50 million, and the number of 5G mobile terminal connections exceeded 2,100. Ten thousand. This year, the pace of 5G network construction will continue to be accelerated, and it is expected that more than 500,000 new 5G base stations will be built throughout the year.
The data of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has also been confirmed by the data released by the three major operators. According to the data, in the 5G plan in 2020, China Mobile will build about 250,000 5G base stations, and China Telecom and China Unicom will jointly build and share about 250,000 5G base stations. In order to ensure that these 5G base stations can be successfully put in place, the three major operators have completed the bidding for centralized procurement.
On March 31, China Mobile announced the winning candidates for the “2020 5G Phase II Centralized Procurement of Wireless Network Main Equipment”. The scope of this centralized procurement involves 28 provinces (cities and districts) across the country, with a total procurement scale of more than 230,000 5G base stations. The winning bidders are Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, and China Xinke (Datang Mobile), with 57.2% of the winning bids respectively. , 28.71%, 11.46%, 2.63%; Huawei and ZTE accounted for 86%.
On April 24, China Telecom and China Unicom announced the results of the winning candidates for the “2020 5G SA New Construction Wireless Main Equipment Joint Centralized Procurement Project”. Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, and China Telecom (Datang Mobile) won the bid. The mining amount has reached tens of billions of yuan (the industry is expected to be around 33 billion yuan). According to the previous bidding information released by China Telecom and China Unicom, the content of this centralized procurement is 5G SA BBU, AAU and other wireless main equipment, the scale is about 250,000 stations, and the average cost of each base station is about 140,000.
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