China issues 5G licenses for commercial use to China’s major telecom carriers

China has granted 5G licenses for commercial use to three major telecom carriers in the country, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, as well as the China Broadcasting Network. Licenses are being issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology following the announcement in May. The three telecom carriers had been granted trial 5G licenses at the end of 2018 and the announcement on 6 June gives the go ahead to begin commercial deployment ahead of the original timeline that was targeting that for 2020.