China Mobile Targets 50,000 Base Stations for 4G by End of 2014
Published By : 22 Jul 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
China Mobile, the largest telecom firm in China, announced on Monday its plans to install over 50,000 base stations for the 4G mobile network. The installations are expected to be complete by the end of 2014.
In addition to this, international roaming services for 4G will be opened in 50 more countries and regions that are frequented by Chinese tourists. Vice president of China Mobile, Huang Wenlin said during a press conference on Monday. Currently, these services are available in countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, the United States, Japan, Brazil, Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong.
Under the new plan, customers of China Mobile can access 4G services using a 4G USIM card. This process will not require these existing customers to change their number or go through a fresh registration process. With competitive tariff packages that will see lower prices than the existing plans, the company hopes to attract more customers across China.
Huang also added that the company will take steps towards managing problems such as junk messages, malware, and pornography. In the recent past, China Mobile has had to face consumer dissatisfaction over poor services and high prices. As of June 2014, China mobile said that it had added about 5.8 million 4G users to its customer base. The telecom carrier giant’s total customers now amount to 13 million. By the end of 2014, China Mobile has plans to add 50 million new 4G customers to its kitty. Previous reports had stated that China Mobile’s 4G network is poised to be the largest in the world.