On June 6, 2019, China Mobile released the “Annual Source Procurement Information Announcement for Centralized Purchase of 5G NSA Function Upgrade Equipment in 2019”. The finalists include: Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson and Nokia.
Purchasing content: Upgrade 450 sets of MME devices on the existing network to support dual connectivity, bearer migration, traffic reporting, and security functions. Upgrade 681 sets of SAE-GW devices on the live network to support traffic reporting and other functions, and maintain the existing EPC core network SAE-GW. The device compensates for flow processing hardware.
On June 6, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued 5G commercial licenses to China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Radio and Television, and 5G officially began to land in China. China Mobile said it plans to provide 5G services in more than 40 cities by the end of September this year. At the performance communication meeting in March this year, China Mobile's vice president and chief financial officer Dong Wei said that the company's 5G will be properly controlled according to the investment rhythm, and initially expected to invest 30,000 to 50,000 5G base stations. The specific 5G construction involves the amount Calculate according to the maturity of the equipment. He said that with the 5G pre-commercial investment, China Mobile's investment this year will not be higher than last year's 166.1 billion yuan.