Licensees will share 5G indoor access networks to further support quick 5G deployments.
In June 2019, the three mobile players and China Broadcasting Network were awarded commercial 5G licences. China Telecom and China Unicom received 100MHz in the 3.5GHz band, China Mobile got 260MHz in the 2.6GHz and 4.9GHz bands.
In September 2019, China Telecom and China Unicom agreed to share building and maintaining of 5G RANs in China to speed up their 5G deployment.
In February 2020, the MIIT asked China Telecom, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network to share the 3.3-3.4 GHz band for indoor 5G use. Licensees will share 5G indoor access networks to further support quick 5G deployments.
China Mobile is not allowed to use the 3.3-3.4 GHz spectrum in a move to increase competition.