China’s 5G development event will start in 2021

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National 5G industry application scale development event

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5G network coverage is improving day by day

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China's smart medical application landing

In 2021, against the backdrop of the ongoing epidemic and increasing global economic uncertainty, China's 5G development has bucked the trend, played a positive role in stable investment and steady growth, and become a veritable "leader" in new infrastructure. In the past few years, 5G network coverage has become increasingly perfect, and the number of users has reached new highs. 5G is not only quietly changing people's lifestyles, but also accelerating its integration into the real economy, enabling the digital transformation of thousands of industries with integrated applications, and injecting strong impetus into high-quality economic and social development.

The launch of the "sailing" action opens a new situation of 5G application prosperity

China attaches great importance to the development of 5G, and General Secretary Xi Jinping has made important instructions on accelerating the development of 5G for many times.2021 In July 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly issued the "5G Application "Sail" Action Plan (20212023)" with nine departments, proposing eight major special actions for the next three years to point out the direction for the development of 5G application.

After the release of "5G application "sail" action plan (20212023)", the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology continued to "increase" to promote the development of 5G applications. 2021 end of July, hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, "national 5G industry application scale development site meeting" was held in Guangdong Shenzhen, Dongguan. At the end of July 2021, sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the "National 5G Industry Application Scale Development Site Meeting" was held in Shenzhen and Dongguan, Guangdong Province, which set up an example of 5G innovation and application, and sounded the horn of 5G industry application scale development. Xiao Yaqing, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, attended the meeting and emphasized the need to "build, develop and apply" 5G, and make every effort to promote the innovation of 5G industry applications, so as to better serve the high-quality development of economy and society.

The landing of a series of policy "combinations" has set off a 5G application "sail" development boom across the country, and local governments have launched 5G development action plans in combination with local actual needs and industrial characteristics. Statistics show that as of the end of December 2021, provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities have introduced a total of 583 various types of 5G support policy documents, of which 70 are at the provincial level, 264 are at the municipal level, and 249 are at the district and county levels.

Network construction speeds up 5G from cities to townships

Under the strong guidance of the policy, local governments, telecom operators, equipment manufacturers, industry organizations and other parties have made concerted efforts to adhere to the principle of "moderately ahead of schedule" and jointly promote the construction of 5G networks. At present, China has built the world's largest 5G independent group network (SA) network, 5G network coverage is becoming more and more perfect, and 5G is being extended from the city to the township.

In the past year, local governments have played an important role in promoting 5G construction, and many places have strengthened top-level design, formulated special plans and action plans for 5G construction, and effectively solved problems such as the approval of local 5G base station sites, the opening up of public resources, and power supply requirements by setting up a 5G working group and establishing a linkage working mechanism, which have facilitated and supported the 5G construction and strongly Promoting the development of 5G.

As the "main force" of 5G construction, telecom operators have made 5G construction the focus of their work in 2021. The latest statistics show that as of the end of November 2021, China has built a total of 1,396,000 5G base stations, covering all cities above prefecture level, more than 97% of counties and 50% of townships and townships across the country.5G common construction and sharing towards the depth of the telecom operators to build and share the 5G base station more than 800,000, to promote the intensive and efficient development of the 5G network.

It is worth mentioning that, with the accelerated penetration of 5G into all walks of life, the construction of 5G industry virtual private network has also achieved remarkable results. 5G industry virtual private network provides the necessary network conditions for vertical industries such as industry, mining, electric power, logistics, education, medical and other vertical industries to make full use of 5G technology to optimize the production and management, and empower the transformation and upgrading. Up to now, more than 2,300 5G industry virtual private networks have been built and commercialized in China.

Terminal supply abundance 5G connections continue to climb

Terminal is an important factor affecting the development of 5G. 2021, China's 5G terminal accelerated the penetration of 5G cell phone has become the "protagonist" widely favored by the market. As of the end of December 2021, a total of 671 models of 5G terminals in China have obtained network access permits, including 491 models of 5G cell phones, 161 wireless data terminals and 19 wireless terminals for vehicles, further enriching the supply of the 5G terminal market. In particular, the price of 5G cell phones has dropped to below RMB 1,000, strongly supporting the popularization of 5G.

In terms of shipments, from January to December 2021, China's 5G cell phone shipments amounted to 266 million units, an increase of 63.5% year-on-year, accounting for 75.9% of cell phone shipments in the same period, much higher than the global average of 40.7%.

The gradual improvement of network coverage and the continuous enhancement of terminal performance have contributed to the steady climb in the number of 5G subscribers. As at the end of November 2021, the total number of cell phone subscribers of the three basic telecommunication enterprises amounted to 1.642 billion, of which the number of 5G cell phone terminal connections amounted to 497 million, representing a net increase of 298 million compared with the end of the previous year.

Blossom Cup "Upgrade" entries are upgraded in terms of quality and quantity

Under the concerted efforts of all parties, the development of 5G applications in China has shown a trend of "blooming".

The fourth "Bloom Cup" 5G application competition organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology was unprecedented, collecting 12,281 projects from nearly 7,000 participating units, an increase of nearly 200% year-on-year, which greatly enhanced the recognition of 5G in vertical industries such as industry, healthcare, energy, education and so on. Basic telecom companies have played an important role in promoting the landing of 5G applications, leading more than 50% of the winning projects. The proportion of participating projects that have signed commercial contracts in the competition has increased from 31.38% in the previous session to 48.82%, of which 28 winning projects in the benchmarking competition have replicated and promoted 287 new projects, and the empowering effect of 5G on thousands of industries has further appeared.

5G Benefits Healthcare and Education Pilots Bear Fruit

In 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), together with the National Health Commission (NHC) and the Ministry of Education (MOE), will vigorously promote 5G application pilots in two major livelihood areas, namely healthcare and education, so that 5G will bring real convenience to the general public and help more people enjoy the dividends of the digital economy.

In 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the National Health Commission jointly promoted the 5G "healthcare" pilot, focusing on eight application scenarios such as emergency treatment, remote diagnosis, health management, etc., and selected 987 projects, striving to cultivate a number of 5G smart healthcare new products, new forms and new models. Since the implementation of the pilot, China's 5G" medical and health applications have developed rapidly, gradually penetrating into oncology, ophthalmology, stomatology and other specialized departments, 5G remote radiotherapy, remote hemodialysis and other new scenarios continue to emerge, and the people's sense of access continues to improve.

In the past year, 5G "smart education" applications have also continued to land. 26 September 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Education jointly issued the "Notice on the Organization of "5G" Smart Education" Application Pilot Project Reporting", focusing on the key aspects of the education field, such as "teaching, examining, evaluating, schooling, and management". Focusing on key aspects of education, such as teaching, examination, assessment, school, management, etc., the Ministry of Education has actively promoted the formation of a number of replicable and scalable 5G "smart education" benchmark applications to guide the high-quality development of education empowered by 5G. The pilot program has collected more than 1,200 projects, and unearthed a number of typical application scenarios, such as 5G" virtual training, 5G interactive teaching and 5G smart cloud examination center.

Helping Industry Transformation 5G Enabling Effect Continues to Emerge

5G "Industrial Internet, 5G "Energy, 5G "Mining, 5G "Port, 5G "Transportation, 5G "Agriculture......2021, we can clearly see that, under the concerted efforts of the government, basic telecommunication enterprises, application enterprises and other parties, 5G will accelerate the pace of "collision" with more traditional industries. Collision" together, giving birth to all kinds of intelligent applications, empowering the transformation and upgrading of thousands of industries.

In June 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, together with the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Energy Administration, and the Central Office of Internet Information released the "Implementation Plan for the Application of 5G in the Field of Energy" to jointly promote the integration of 5G into the energy industry. Over the past year, many typical applications of "5G" energy have emerged nationwide. Shandong Energy Group relies on 5G industry virtual private network, complete coal mining machine, roadheader, scraper machine and other traditional equipment or equipment "5G" transformation, realize the equipment site and centralized control center 5G wireless control; Sinopec Petroleum Exploration Technology Research Institute using 5G network integration of high-precision positioning and timing technology to achieve autonomous, intelligent Oil exploration applications, breaking the monopoly of foreign exploration equipment ......

5G" Industrial Internet" is booming, and convergence applications are accelerating.2021 In November 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the second batch of typical application scenarios of "5G" Industrial Internet", and more than 18 projects of "5G" Industrial Internet" have been built in China. In November 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the second batch of typical application scenarios of "5G" Industrial Internet, and China has built more than 1,800 "5G" Industrial Internet projects, covering 22 key industry sectors, and formed 20 typical application scenarios, such as flexible production and manufacturing, and equipment predictive maintenance.

From the field of mining, in July 2021, China's new mining category "5G" industrial Internet "project nearly 30, the signing amount of more than 300 million yuan. September, the number of new projects grew to more than 90, the signing amount of more than 700 million yuan, the speed of development can be seen.

5G" intelligent port" has also become a highland of 5G application innovation. Shenzhen's Ma Wan Port has realized the application of 5G in all scenarios in the port, and has become a national-level "5G" self-driving application demonstration area, which has increased the comprehensive operational efficiency by 30%. Ningbo Zhoushan Port, Zhejiang Province, the use of 5G technology to create an auxiliary berthing, 5G intelligent cargo handling, 5G truck driverless, 5G tire gantry crane remote control, 5G port 360-degree operation of the comprehensive scheduling of the five major application scenarios. According to incomplete statistics, China has 89 ports to realize 5G application commercial landing.

In 2021, China's 5G network construction is fruitful, 5G application is the formation of "a hundred boats competing for the flow, a thousand sails competing for the development of" the prosperous situation. With the concerted efforts of all parties in the industry, we have reason to believe that 5G will usher in greater development, accelerate the transformation and upgrading of thousands of industries, and stimulate the new momentum of the digital economy.

Post time: Aug-25-2023