According to a development plan on digital infrastructure by the MIIT, China’s 5G network will cover all cities and towns, as well as most villages by 2025, with 26 5G base stations per 10000 people. Gigabit optical fiber network will cover most urban and rural areas, and facilities and services for data and computing will be enhanced remarkably. The plan elucidates that information communication technology and economic and social fields will be deeply integrated, new forms of businesses based on the internet will boom and the scope of industrial internet innovation and application will further extend to the core links of manufacturing. A new type of supervision system will protect users’ rights and interests, especially their personal information.

Xinhua news release, November 17, 2021