China News Service Client Beijing, September 16th (Reporter Xie Yiguan) "Over a year since the issuance of 5G commercial licenses, my country's 5G network infrastructure construction has been progressing steadily. Up to now, basic telecommunications companies have built more than 500,000 5G base stations. The number of terminal connections has exceeded 100 million."

  On September 15, Han Xia, Director of the Information and Communication Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, introduced the progress of China's 5G network construction at the 5G Innovation and Development Summit Forum held during the 2020 Online China International Smart Industry Expo ("Smart Expo") Happening.

Data map: 2020 Online China International Smart Industry Expo opened in Lijia Smart Park, Liangjiang New District, Chongqing.

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Over 600,000 5G base stations will be built by the end of the year

  As one of the 8 theme forums of the 2020 China International Smart Industry Expo, the 5G Innovation and Development Summit Forum focuses on the key tasks of 5G new infrastructure, discussing and exploring the industry integration applications in future urban development.

  The reporter learned from the forum that my country currently has more than 110 million 5G users and plans to have more than 600,000 5G base stations by the end of 2020, covering cities above prefecture-level nationwide.

  In addition to accelerating the implementation of 5G construction, 5G application innovation is also accelerating.

According to Han Xia, at present, 5G has been leading the development of applications in industries and fields such as ports, machinery, automobiles, steel, mining and energy, and applications in key areas such as industrial Internet, car networking, medical care, and education are accelerating.

  Taking industrial Internet as an example, Yin Hao, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pointed out at the meeting that in 2019, the scale of my country's industrial Internet industry has reached 2.13 trillion yuan, and it is expected that this number will exceed 5 trillion yuan in 2025.

  However, the Industrial Internet faces many challenges.

For example, how to realize the safe and reliable interconnection of all factors of production, the whole industry chain and the whole value chain, how to realize the networked coordination of man, machine, and material for industrial production and service systems, and so on.

  "5G + Industrial Internet can solve the above-mentioned problems, create new products, give birth to new models and new formats, reduce enterprise operating costs, improve enterprise production efficiency, and optimize enterprise resource allocation." Yin Hao said.

  Under such circumstances, it is imperative to accelerate the development of 5G fusion applications in terms of network deployment, deepening of fusion applications, and strengthening technological innovation, and it is imperative to start a new journey of 5G empowering economic and social digital transformation.

Data map: Building B, Digital Experience Center, Hupanli, Lijia Wisdom Park, Liangjiang New District, Chongqing.

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How to accelerate 5G converged applications?

  Chen Shanzhi, deputy general manager of China Information and Communication Technology Group Corporation, believes that 5G, as a mobile productivity, can be combined with new technologies to create new products and realize them.

"If 5G network capabilities are opened to industry developers and combined with emerging information technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data, it will help all walks of life accelerate integration and innovation and promote the explosive growth of the digital economy."

  According to Lu Tingjie, executive vice chairman of the China Information Economics Association, in the era of 5G+ Internet of Things, human knowledge plus algorithms and computing power can also make cold things wise, so that they can follow human requirements in the "red light". Stop when it’s on." "Go when the green light comes."

  But when everything has execution power, its algorithmic power is marginalized.

So, how to use edge computing?

"We can use the 5G network to allow marginalized computing power to form a computing power network. In this way, operators can switch from selling bandwidth to selling computing power. And this computing power network does not need to have a cloud computing center, and will become a digital society. An important source of power." Lu Tingjie said.

  As 5G will realize the interconnection of all things, all sectors of society have unprecedented expectations for 5G, but how should it be implemented?

Yu Chengzhi, deputy general manager of the government and enterprise division of China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd., said that it is very important to develop demonstration applications and let companies know how to use 5G and how to establish a 5G application business model.

For example, China Mobile is cooperating with related companies to implement 5G applications in smart factories, smart hospitals, smart cultural tourism and smart manufacturing.

Data map: The physical exhibition hall of the Zhibo Expo.

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Where will the 5G industry go in the future?

  According to Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China, the future 5G + artificial intelligence + edge cloud will change the way of education, accelerate the reform of the medical and automotive industry, improve work efficiency, and build a flexible manufacturing system.

At the same time, it can also build an unbounded XR (extended reality) ecology to achieve a personalized shopping experience.

  "As the top of the new information infrastructure, 5G will be able to connect all scenarios in the future, allowing artificial intelligence to be omnipresent, computing ubiquitous, cloud accessible, accelerating the digitization of tens of millions of industries, creating new value and new opportunities , Its contribution to the national economy will increase substantially.” said Peng Honghua, president of Huawei’s 5G product line.

  Facing the 5G industry's all-round acceleration and gearing up to usher in the year of expansion, Su Yu, vice president of China Mobile (Chengdu) Industry Research Institute, said that in the future 5G digital technology will give rise to more model innovations in production and life scenarios, and 80% of 5G application scenarios It will appear in the communication between things, such as industrial Internet, car networking, telemedicine and other fields. Among them, 5G will help new medical infrastructure and forge new capabilities in the medical and health field.

  Specifically in the automotive field, “the arrival of 5G can give birth to the development of automotive wireless networks. Once the technology applications are mature, many existing CAN (controller area network) wiring harnesses for network communication in today’s automobiles can be replaced.” Changan Automobile Zhang Jie, deputy general manager of the Intelligent Research Institute, said that after the popularization of 5G technology in the future, it is only necessary to replace the networking module on the vehicle to connect to the new network and transform the car into a real 5G car.