China has more than 200 million 5G terminal connections, ranking first in the world, said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, at a press conference of the State Information Office on Monday. Earlier, Wen Ku, spokesperson of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and director of the Information and Communication Development Department, said that China will add 580,000 5G base stations in 2020, and promote the construction and sharing of 330,000 5G base stations. All prefectures and cities will have 5G coverage.
“China’s 5G will develop at an extraordinary speed in 2020. Rapid progress has been made in areas such as online office, distance education and intelligent manufacturing, and the deep integration of 5G with all industries is advancing.” Fu Liang, an independent telecom analyst, believes that after more than 20 years of development, China has a relatively complete 5G industry chain and a large number of network users. At the same time, the government will focus on the development of 5G as a key link of new infrastructure, and has given strong support to the construction of 5G in terms of site selection of base stations and preferential electricity charges. In 2020, China’s independent 5G networking capacity will be greatly enhanced, with some cities realizing full coverage of independent 5G networking, which will lay a solid foundation for the commercial application of 5G.
In 2020, China’s 5G telecom operators, equipment vendors and solution providers have completed nearly 1,000 application tests in more than 10 industries, and achieved phased breakthroughs in transportation, port automation, smart factories, environmental monitoring, telemedicine and other fields. Take port automation as an example. At present, a number of ports in China have completed the automation upgrade of various links, from delivery and unloading to transport vehicles to intelligent storage. Using 5G technology, the staff can quickly and accurately find the location of containers, and dynamically adjust the location of containers in the warehouse according to the actual demand, which greatly improves the efficiency of logistics and transportation while reducing labor costs.