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China says it has the largest 5G network in the world

CHONGQING, CHINA - MAY 10: A woman stands beside a China Unicom 5G sign on May 10, 2021 in Chongqing, China.

CHONGQING, CHINA - MAY 10: A woman stands beside a China Unicom 5G sign on May 10, 2021 in Chongqing, China.

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China has built over 819,000 5G base stations by the end of March, making it the largest 5G standalone network in the world, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Monday.

A total of 600,000 base stations will be built throughout 2021. The ministry also said there are 280 million 5G end-user devices in China, accounting for over 80% of the global device number total.

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