China News Agency, Beijing, June 6 (Reporter Liu Yuying) According to the latest data disclosed, the number of 5G users in China has reached 36 million, and it is expected that more than 600,000 5G base stations will be built by the end of the year.
At the one-year online summit of the 5G licensing held by the People’s Posts and Telecommunications on the 6th, Lu Chuncong, deputy director of the Information and Communication Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that 5G commercial has made positive progress in China’s 5G commercial over the past year: in terms of network construction In addition, basic telecommunications companies have built more than 250,000 5G base stations and more than 36 million 5G users. It is expected that by the end of this year, there will be more than 600,000 5G base stations covering all prefecture-level cities across the country.
New products of 5G terminals have appeared in the past year, which has promoted the popularization of 5G. Lu Chuncong said that as of the end of May, the cumulative domestic shipments of 5G mobile phones were 59.85 million units. It is estimated that by 2020, 5G mobile phone shipments will reach 180 million.
Jian Qin, deputy general manager of China Mobile, said that China Mobile and terminal manufacturers have cooperated in depth to push the terminal price down to 2,000 yuan (RMB, the same below), to promote new sales models such as surplus profit, credit purchase, etc., and lower the user purchase threshold. The whole year has driven the sales of 100 million 5G terminals across the industry.
Currently, the tariffs for 5G packages are also loose. Recently, the three major telecom operators have launched 5G package discount activities. The original package fee of 128 yuan per month was 30% off, as low as 89 yuan.
The landing of 5G applications is also accelerating. Lu Chuncong said that in the consumer field, it is necessary to strive to cultivate a batch of 5G high-end applications, release emerging consumer potential, and expand information consumption. In the production field, the "5G+Industrial Internet" 512 project was implemented to form a batch of models that can be replicated and promoted to help the digital transformation and upgrade of the real economy. (Finish)