China issues 5G licenses for commercial use to China’s major telecom carriers

China granted commercial use 5G licences to its major players: China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and the China Broadcasting Network. Licenses are issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology following the plan announced in May. Telcos were running the test project since 2018 and announced the licences to be issued in 2020, however China decided that companies are now ready for full scale deployment of the 5G networks.