A Total Of 1.559 Million 5G Base Stations Have Been Built And Opened In China

A Total Of 1.559 Million 5G Base Stations Have Been Built And Opened In China


China Telecom and China Unicom recently announced that they will launch 5G new ultra-clear video and voice call service (VoNR) in more than 100 major cities. A few days ago, China Mobile also said that it will try out VoNR. Data shows that China has built and opened 1.559 million 5G base stations, and the 5G network has covered all prefecture-level cities, counties and urban areas across the country. Behind the dazzling transcripts are real and sensible 5G application scenarios, which not only change people's lives, but also help thousands of industries to speed up their transformation and upgrading.


5G base station


Promote base station construction

In April, in the late-ripening navel orange forest in Yuanlou Village, Taiping Town, Tongliang District, Chongqing City, orange-yellow fruits and white flowers complement each other, which is really beautiful. The live broadcast room of Zhou Yunfen, Secretary of the Party Branch of Yuanlou Village, is here. "Have you ever seen this kind of fruit tree with flowers and fruits on the same branch? You can enjoy the flowers and pick the fruits at the same time." She introduced to netizens enthusiastically.

"In the past, the signal in rural areas was very poor. Since last year, the village has built a 5G base station, and the signal is full!" Zhou Yunfen said that the villagers started to live broadcast and bring goods. The village's wo orange and navel orange together with The beautiful scenery is spread through the Internet, attracting many tourists and orders. According to the relevant person in charge of Tongliang District, up to now, a total of 1,580 5G base stations have been built in the district, achieving hotspot coverage in key areas such as urban areas, rural towns, and some villages.

The live broadcast room set up in the navel orange forest is a vivid epitome of the current "acceleration" of China's 5G construction. Recently, data released by the State Council Information Office at a press conference showed that in the first quarter, China added 134,000 5G base stations, and a total of 1.559 million were built and opened. The number of 5G mobile phone users has reached 48.11 million, and the total number has reached 403 million, accounting for 24.3% of the total number of mobile phone users.

Experts pointed out that in recent years, China has solidly promoted the construction of digital information infrastructure and made positive progress. As an important part of the new infrastructure, 5G continues to expand its coverage, continuously improve its service level, and gradually highlight its enabling role. After the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, more 5G business needs such as home office, online education, and telemedicine have been created, which has also accelerated the construction of new infrastructure such as communication networks.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed that in the next step, it will steadily and orderly promote the construction of 5G and gigabit optical networks, deepen the co-construction and sharing of networks, and continue to improve the depth and breadth of network coverage. The coverage capacity of the network exceeds 400 million households, which will guide basic telecommunications companies to deploy 5G base station construction in advance, promote the formation of physical workload as soon as possible, and give full play to the role of investment in driving.


Change production and life

At present, China is vigorously cultivating 5G and gigabit optical network "dual gigabit" network integration applications. In particular, 5G is accelerating its extension to production control. According to statistics, in the first quarter of this year, the total number of "5G + Industrial Internet" projects under construction across the country reached 2,400.

"Accelerating the large-scale application of 5G is a key measure to help the digital transformation of thousands of industries and stimulate new momentum for high-quality economic and social development," said Gu Rentao, a professor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

"5G + Industrial Internet" has become an important force to promote the digital transformation of enterprises. Sany Heavy Industry's pile driver factory in Beijing is the world's first 5G fully connected factory in the equipment manufacturing industry. Here, 5G has been implemented in sub-scenarios such as manufacturing, visual management, smart logistics, smart parks, smart R&D, smart marketing and services. It runs through the entire business process, drives smart applications with data, and penetrates into every industrial manufacturing process. We will comprehensively improve the level of intelligence and promote the transformation from "Made in China" to "Made in China".

With the support of 5G technology, industries such as distance education are also accelerating their development. Recently, at Ali Middle School in Lhasa, Tibet, relying on the cloud school smart education service system built by China Telecom's 5G network, teachers and students and Xi'an Gaoxin No. 1 Middle School, 2,700 kilometers away, achieved remote live broadcast and interactive teaching.

"5G+" has also penetrated into all walks of life in urban public services, becoming a "good helper" for participating in urban management and public services. In Tangjing Street, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, three mobile 5G unmanned delivery vehicles have been put into use a few days ago to assist communities in transporting food and anti-epidemic materials and ensure the "last mile" of material distribution. In Shuangzhong Town, Hukou County, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, a smart sanitation monitoring platform based on 5G technology can manage the work scope of sanitation workers and the operation of vehicles in real time, visually display the planning information of the operation area, and provide security for sanitation workers. 


Increase policy support

Industry experts said that the large-scale development of 5G industry applications still faces certain challenges, including the pressure to promote 5G applications, the industry chain needs to mature; the digital foundation of small and medium-sized enterprises is weak, and the implementation of projects is difficult; industry standards need to be improved, and cross-border integration needs to be further strengthen etc. In this regard, the government needs to increase policy and financial support, and local governments should speed up the introduction of supporting policies.

In July 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, together with nine departments including the Central Cyberspace Administration of China, issued the "5G Application "Sailing" Action Plan (2021-2023), focusing on promoting the application of 5G in 15 industries including industrial Internet, finance, education, and medical care. This year's government work report clearly stated that it is necessary to "promote the large-scale application of 5G".

Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has put forward specific plans in terms of improving the level of integrated applications and exploring multi-party cooperation mechanisms: the "Ten Hundred Thousands" project of 5G industry application will be implemented, that is, 10 vertical industries will be selected, each industry will form 100 benchmarks, and 1,000 new ones will be built. A 5G industry virtual private network; hold 5G and gigabit optical network application innovation competitions, focus on key industries to form innovative application demonstration benchmarks, add a new consumption field track, and devote to discovering new highlights of information consumption; encourage governments at all levels in 5G and other fields In terms of the development of digital information infrastructure, increase policy support for land use, electricity use, and employment, and guide social capital to support application innovation.

For the large-scale application of 5G, many places have issued action plans this year. A few days ago, Shanxi Province officially issued the "Implementation Plan for Accelerating 5G Integration and Application", which clearly stated that through the layout of 5G integration into the three major areas of industrial digitalization, smart life, and digital governance, it will promote ten major projects such as "5G + smart coal mine". "Shaanxi Province 5G Application "Sailing" Action Plan (2021-2023)" pointed out that the effect of 5G application will be highlighted in the field of personal consumption, vertical industries, and social and people's livelihood, and each key industry will create more than 3 5G application benchmarks. Henan Province issued the "2022 Work Plan for Promoting 5G Large-scale Application in the Information and Communication Industry of the Province", which clearly stated that through the implementation of four major actions of 5G integrated application, the supply capacity of 5G products will be continuously improved, the 5G application ecology will be improved, the foundation of 5G security will be consolidated, and the promotion of 5G will be accelerated. Application scale development.

Post time: May-06-2022