Wuhan city in Central China's Hubei province is to further boost its 5G network coverage, according to a report in the Changjiang Daily.
In the current year, telcoms operator China Unicom has continued to improve 5G coverage in value areas, to ensure premium user experience.
It is expected that 5G networks will achieve continuous coverage in urban areas and towns, that is non-rural areas, by the end of the year. Key facilities -- including campuses, top hospitals, government departments and large shopping malls -- will achieve full 5G indoor and outdoor coverage.
After the rollout is completed this year, the population coverage rate is expected to reach 94.67 percent and it is expected that 5G network coverage will be fully achieved in urban and rural areas by 2023.
China Unicom has now carried out five free broadband speed-ups and this year's home broadband speed is nearly 10 times faster than that before the fiber optic transformation in 2015.
A total of more than 2,900 base stations have been set up this year. By the end of 2020, China Unicom will have installed more than 10,700 5G base stations in Wuhan.
China Telecom's 5G base stations are shared with China Unicom. China Telecom has completed the construction of 5G base stations this year and the 5G network-covered areas are the same as China Unicom.
In addition, China Mobile has achieved continuous 5G network coverage in the inner urban areas within the city's Fourth Ring road.
It has achieved 5G outdoor contiguous coverage of new urban areas and scenic spots outside the Fourth Ring Road, as well as strong coverage in buildings such as large complexes, airports, railway stations and corporate parks.
The overall coverage area now exceeds 1,400 square kilometers.