Chinese 4G users reached 770 million by the end of
2016, accounting for 58 per cent of all the country’s mobile phone users, an
official said here.

Zhang Feng, spokesperson and chief engineer for the Ministry of Industry
and Informational Technology, on Friday said China has made great progress
in the research and development of TD-LTE, the nation’s fourth-generation
(4G) telecommunications technology, even forming a relatively complete
industry chain that includes the 4G system, terminals, chips and metres, the
People’s Daily reported.

The 4G technology has achieved industrialisation and global
commercialisation.

China’s TD-LTE-Advanced has been accepted as a standard for 4G around the
world.

China started research and development of its 5G technology early last year.

Now, in the second phase, China has sped up its 5G frequency planning and
will strengthen cooperation with other countries.

First Published | 18 February 2017 10:26 PM
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