1 network is cheaper than 2. 2 networks are cheaper than 4. Minister Miao Wei tells the telcos to "promote the sharing of 5G networks," and issues a detailed set of directions for how that should be done. (Below) Miao placed sharing second after, "accelerating the pave of 5G commercialization was listed before sharing." At left: Miao Wei (with glasses) smiles as he hands a 5G license to China Mobile.
China already shares towers in a separate company. The European regulators at BEREC estimate that brings down costs by 16% to 33% when two share. The interesting addition in the directions below is that indoor radios should also be shared, a farsighted opinion.
Comrade Miao also, "should thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping's new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and resolutely implement the decision-making arrangements of the Party Central Committee." Of course.