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China's 5G phone shipments set to top 100m this year

Rapid investment in next-generation network supports surge in demand

The penetration of 5G phones in China is expected to surge as customers continue to upgrade equipment.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's shipment of 5G smartphones is expected to exceed 100 million units this year, according to official estimates released Thursday, underscoring the rapid spread of the next-generation communication technology in the country.

Sales have surged in the country with 86.23 million 5G phones having been delivered to date, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.

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