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China is looking to upgrade its Internet infrastructure and is considering investing billions of dollars to help build it up, with the first phase of that plan expected to be completed by 2021.
A new report from the state-run China Communications Engineering Corporation (CCEC) said that by 2021, it expects the country to have a total of 30 gigabits per second (Gbps) broadband, up from 14Gbps currently.
That would make China the first country in the world to deliver this much bandwidth, but analysts say it will be a tough task to get there.
“It will be quite challenging,” said Wu Jiefang, an analyst with research firm eMarketer.
“The infrastructure is not yet in place.
They have a few years to complete the first wave.
They will have to get it up and running faster than the US or Japan.”
China is already the world’s largest Internet market.
But its infrastructure has not yet been in place for a decade, and the country is not expected to see any big new entrants into the industry until 2019 or 2020.
The CCEC report also says China is considering building a new, high-speed network for its own citizens.
The idea is to make it easier for Chinese citizens to travel overseas and make it possible for people to pay their electricity bills at home.
China has also promised to create a national broadband network for the country’s rural areas.
“It is a massive project,” said Zhang Huiyong, the director of China’s National Institute of Information Technology (NIT).
China has been working on high-end broadband infrastructure for more than a decade.
It’s currently the world leader in broadband speeds, and in 2013, the country launched a national network to connect more than 2 billion homes with fast broadband, but the country still has a long way to go.
At present, China has only 2.3Gbps, and most people use less than 5Mbps.
In 2018, China announced plans to double its broadband speeds to 3Gbps.
That was a major step in the direction of more broadband, and by 2019, China was expected to have doubled its broadband speed.
But experts say it’s a big leap for China, as it doesn’t yet have a well-designed and well-funded network.
China plans to spend at least $30 billion to complete it, according to the CCEC.