China Broadnet is the country's newest licensed mobile operator. The state-backed operator was created by merging local cable and television broadcasters. It was issued a 5G licence in June 2019 and will be formally inaugurated in 2020. China Mobile is deploying, operating and maintaining the network. Both providers will have access to the network, while China Broad net has been granted temporary wholesale access to China Mobile’s 4G and 2600MHz 5G networks.