5G connections in China are expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2020, contributing to more than 85 percent of the global total, according to a recent analysis by GSMA, an international association of mobile operators.
As of September, 107 carriers have commercialized 5G networks in 47 countries and regions. It is expected that 149 carriers will commercialize 5G networks in 57 countries and regions by the end of 2020.
By the end of 2025, 410 carriers are expected to commercialize 5G networks in 123 countries and regions.
5G technologies have been utilized in more than 20 industries including marine, power grids, healthcare and manufacturing.
By the end of September, China's three major telecom operators had launched more than 5,000 innovation projects and signed around 1,000 5G business contracts.