Consolidate the “foundation” of new infrastructure, what changes will 5G bring to social life
The end of 2020 is imminent, and the established 5G construction goals of the three major operators have been completed. On December 24, Wen Ku, director of the Information and Communication Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, introduced at a press conference of the State Council Information Office that this year my country will add about 580,000 5G base stations, and the 5G coverage target set at the beginning of the year has been achieved.
5G changes society. In the upcoming 2021, 5G construction will continue to be the key support for the development of China’s digital economy and the improvement of people’s livelihood.
Operators complete 5G construction goals ahead of schedule
Wen Ku, spokesperson of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and director of the Department of Information and Communication Development, said recently that my country will add 580,000 5G base stations this year, and promote the co-construction and sharing of 330,000 5G base stations. The goal set at the beginning of the year is that all prefectures and cities have 5G Overwriting has also been done.
5G is an important strategic infrastructure in the digital economy era, and it is also the driving force for a new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation. In March this year, 5G was officially proposed as the “first” of the new infrastructure (new infrastructure); on April 20, the National Development and Reform Commission clarified the connotation of the new infrastructure for the first time.
According to the 5G investment plans and base station construction goals initially disclosed by the three major operators, the total investment in 5G this year is 180.3 billion yuan, and 500,000 5G base stations will be added. In terms of 5G investment, China Mobile 100 billion, China Telecom 45.3 billion, and China Unicom 35 billion; in 5G network construction, China Mobile built 250,000 5G base stations, China Telecom and China Unicom jointly built and shared 250,000 5G base stations, all Realize large-scale commercial use in cities above the prefecture level (inclusive).
Since then, the three operators have significantly improved their 5G construction goals. On September 9, China Unicom and China Telecom revealed at the first anniversary summary meeting of joint construction and sharing that the two parties have opened more than 300,000 5G base stations in total, completing the annual construction goal ahead of schedule. On October 16, China Mobile announced that it has opened more than 350,000 5G base stations, and has realized the commercial use of 5G networks in all prefecture-level cities and some key counties across the country, completing the annual 5G construction goals ahead of schedule.
5G applications are in full bloom, and the potential to change society is emerging
2020 is an extraordinary year. A sudden new crown pneumonia epidemic is both a “crisis” and an “opportunity”. As a key new infrastructure supporting the digital, networked, and intelligent transformation of the economy and society, 5G not only plays a prominent role in helping epidemic prevention and control, resumption of work and production, etc. There is huge potential in terms of kinetic energy and so on.
The three major operators are closely following the 5G trend, and while building their own digital capability systems, they are empowering the digital transformation of thousands of industries.
“my country has built the world’s largest 5G network, with a total of 718,000 5G base stations.” Liu Liehong, Deputy Minister of Industry and Information Technology, introduced at the “2021 China Academy of Information and Communications Technology ICT+ In-depth Observation Report” that my country’s 5G development has entered a critical stage of application innovation. The coordinated promotion of multi-subjects such as telecommunications, equipment manufacturing, and vertical industries has accelerated.
Wei Liurong, an expert from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, recently interpreted the “White Paper on China’s 5G Development and Economic and Social Impact (2020)” released by the academy and pointed out that the potential of 5G’s impact on the economy and society has begun to emerge. Specifically, the first is to promote the ICT (information and communication technology) industry to enter a new growth track; the second is to integrate with thousands of industries, which is opening up a broad space for economic and social innovation and development; the third is to promote the adjustment and upgrading of my country’s employment structure , creating new jobs and driving a shift in the labor market from low-skilled to high-skilled jobs.
The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology released a report predicting that in 2020, 5G is expected to directly drive the total economic output of 810.9 billion yuan and directly drive the economic added value of 189.7 billion yuan. 2021 to 2023 will still be the introduction period of 5G industry applications, and industry applications will gradually be commercialized in batches.
The 5G market is huge and the future is brighter
2021 is approaching, and Wu Hequan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, recently predicted that with the accelerated pace of commercial use, the cost of base station construction will be further reduced.
Wen Ku said that the application of 5G will be accelerated in the future, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will further promote the realization of a good ecosystem of 5G construction, application and development.
At the 2021 National Industry and Information Technology Work Conference held by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on December 28, Xiao Yaqing, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that in 2021, the construction and application of 5G networks will be promoted in an orderly manner, 5G coverage in major cities will be accelerated, joint construction and sharing will be promoted, and 5G base stations will be built. More than 600,000.
The development of the 5G industry is about to enter a critical period.
According to the calculation of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology: It is estimated that 5G will drive China’s digital economy to grow by 15.2 trillion yuan from 2020 to 2025. The integrated development of 5G and new ICT technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data will promote the production organization and resource allocation of the digital economy. Efficiency and management service models have undergone profound changes.
Despite this, Wei Liurong, an expert from the Academy of Information and Communications Technology, pointed out that there are still many challenges to unlock the growth potential of 5G. First, the 5G network has not yet achieved nationwide wide coverage; second, the technological maturity of 5G supporting industry applications has yet to be improved; third, the application supporting industry is still in the early stage of cultivation; fourth, the cross-industry industrial ecology has not yet been established.