China Unicom added a total of 3.27 million 5G subscribers during December, the telco said on its website.
The carrier also said it ended last year with 212.7 million 5G subscribers. China Unicom added over 42 million subscribers in the 5G segment during 2022.
China Unicom’s overall mobile subscriber base at the end of December amounted to 861.7 million.
According to previous press reports, China Unicom recently obtained the approval from the Chinese government to re-farm its 904-915 MHz and 949-960 MHz frequencies, currently used for 2G, 3G and 4G. The carrier said it will use the 900 MHz spectrum to expand 5G coverage in rural China and to expand 5G in industrial settings.