China Telecom has more than 8 million 5G users, Wang Guoquan, deputy general manager of China Telecom, revealed at the China Telecom 2020 Terminal Ecological Cooperation Promotion Conference on January 15.
Wang Guoquan said that China Telecom's revenue growth exceeded the industry's average growth rate for eight consecutive years. The company has 340 million mobile users, 180 million broadband users, and 170 million terminal sales.
He said that in 2020, China Telecom will rapidly expand the scale of 5G users and provide 5G packages and terminals to meet user needs.
"5G needs to be led by terminals and cooperate with the industrial chain to promote 5G development." He said that China Telecom's 5G terminal sales in 2020 will account for one-third of the industry.
In contrast, as of January 7, 2020, China Mobile's 5G customers were 3.02 million, and 3.8 million 5G mobile phones were activated in its network.
In other words, China Telecom has more than twice as many 5G subscribers as China Mobile, which is the country's largest telecom operator.
China Unicom has not released information about the number of 5G users.