5G Internet, which is 100 times faster than today’s 4G networks, is at the center of fierce commercial competition.

Figures supplied by the Chinese government show that the country currently has 450 million users of 5G, a technology that is poised to transform mobile Internet use and is at the center of fierce commercial competition.

5G Internet, which has a transmission speed that is 100 times faster than that of present 4G networks, enables the transmission of massive volumes of data in a relatively short period of time. Its steady deployment throughout the globe consequently plays an important role in the deployment of the internet of things, whose usage is expected to become more prevalent in the near future.

China, which in 2019 became one of the first nations to officially launch 5G, has established itself as a technical trailblazer in this field, owing to the technological advancements of its champion Huawei. 5G compatibility has now been achieved by the vast majority of cellphones sold in the nation, with local companies dominating the market.

Approximately 450 million individuals in China have used 5G at least once since its inception, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This is more than the whole population of the European Union combined, according to the MIIT.

According to the ministry, China alone accounts for 80 percent of worldwide 5G consumers. The nation, which has more than a million 5G relay antennas, plans to increase the speed with which the network is deployed. According to the Ministry of Information and Technology, practically all cities and municipalities will be linked to 5G by 2025.

The 5G competition plays within the broader spectrum of the quest for technology dominance between the US and China. While a trade and technology battle has raged between the two big global powers for some years, Huawei, widely regarded as the world leader in 5G equipment, has been at the core of competition between China and the United States for several years.

The past Trump administration had also targeted Huawei, which had pushed its allies to forgo using Huawei equipment for their 5G networks under pressure from the former president. Washington has expressed concern about possible spying by the Chinese government, something that the private organization has consistently denied.