At the 2020 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Conference on May 17, Chen Zhaoxiong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, revealed that network facilities have accelerated to a high-speed ubiquitous evolution. The penetration rate of fiber optic users in China has reached 93%, and 4G users have reached 1.28 billion , The scale is the first in the world.
According to the official operating data released by the operators, as of the end of March 2020, the number of 4G customers of China Mobile and China Unicom were 752 million and 254 million, respectively.
China Telecom will no longer disclose the data this year, as of the end of December 2019, it was 281 million. According to Chen Zhaoxiong, China Telecom ’s current 4G customers should be around 274 million.
According to the "First Quarter of 2020 Economic Operation of the Communications Industry" released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of the end of March 2020, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom had 456 million fixed-line broadband users, an increase of 7.7% year-on-year, and a net increase in the quarter 6.49 million, of which, FTTH / optical fiber access users are 424 million, accounting for 93%.
Chen Zhaoxiong also said that China's 5G commercial use is accelerating, and more than 200,000 5G base stations have been opened.
According to operator data, as of the end of March, the number of 5G package customers of China Mobile and China Telecom were 31.723 million and 16.61 million, respectively, which was not disclosed by China Unicom.