Nov 14, 2022 07:10 PM

China’s 5G Services Need an Upgrade as Popularity Slips, Ericsson Exec Says

An Ericsson Inc. executive has called on Chinese telecom operators to improve their 5G services after a company survey found that more than a third of China’s 5G phone users chose lower-rated 4G service packages this year — more than in 2020.

The recent survey conducted by the Stockholm-based company found that 35% of China-based respondents who are 5G phone users selected 4G service packages in 2022, two percentage points higher than in 2020, Wu Lidong, vice president of Ericsson’s Northeast Asian operations, told Caixin in an exclusive interview.

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