, Wuzhen, September 28 (Reporter Li Jinlei) 5G autonomous driving, 5G smart factory, 5G+AI time folding, 5G remote minecart... In Millennium Wuzhen, 5G has a strong presence.

  How does 5G empower all walks of life?

What is the future development trend of 5G?

At the 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit, industry insiders, experts and scholars will discuss and look forward to these issues together.

2021 Internet Light Expo.

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  According to the "World Internet Development Report 2021" and "China Internet Development Report 2021" blue papers released during the summit, China's 5G network construction speed and scale rank first in the world.

According to statistics, as of June 2021, the total number of 5G base stations in China has reached 961,000, achieving full coverage in all cities above the prefecture level.

  "We are rapidly moving towards a world where people and everything are intelligently interconnected." In the opinion of Qualcomm President and CEO Anmeng, this will promote the emergence of billions of smart devices and affect almost all industries. Extremely fast 5G connections. Multiple technologies such as high-performance, low-power mobile computing and terminal AI will accelerate the growth of cloud computing services.

In the 5G era, network connections will be available everywhere just like electricity, which will form a new business model, service and source of income.

  Wu Hequan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, believes that 5G not only adds alternative access modes to the industrial Internet, but also on the basis of 5G industrial modules, a new industrial control gateway that integrates a new generation of information technology will promote the flattening and IP-based industrial Internet. , Wireless.

The cockpit of a 5G smart mining shovel.

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  In Wu Hequan’s view, the new architecture of the 5G enterprise network and the new industrial gateway have created a new pattern for the industrial Internet, which can increase the country’s independent and controllable capabilities in the development of the industrial Internet, effectively promote the digital transformation of the industry, and empower High-quality development of industry.

  Gao Tongqing, deputy general manager of China Mobile, said that a new generation of information technology represented by 5G is being deeply integrated into all walks of life, realizing the integration of the real economy, information technology and services, and triggering profound changes in production methods and business models.

In his view, 5G is the top of the new infrastructure, cloud computing is the foundation of the new infrastructure, artificial intelligence is the wisdom of the new infrastructure, computing power is the heart of the new infrastructure, and smart terminals are the eye of the new infrastructure.

  Hou Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu Group, pointed out that the 5G ultra-high-definition video industry has seen great development, not just the long and short videos that users see now. Since the epidemic last year, the demand for online meetings, live broadcasts, and cloud conferences has been very rapid. .

With the rapid development of 5G, low-latency, ultra-high-definition live broadcasts, interactive live broadcasts, including 4K and even 8K texture ultra-high-definition services, are in great demand.

  The popularity of the meta-universe concept also attracted Hou Zhenyu's attention.

He said that VR and AR are very popular in 5G large-scale commercial applications recently, and the combination of VR, edge computing, and AI must be the general trend.

Deploying more complex calculations on the edge and in the cloud based on latency requirements can greatly reduce the need for the complexity of VR devices, enable the realization of cloud VR, make VR devices cheaper, and better promote the accelerated popularization of VR .

  Yu Xiaohui, president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, believes that 5G applications include manufacturing, energy, medical care, cultural tourism, agriculture, etc., as well as ports, mines, power grids, and factories.

One of the most mature 5G business and technology models is mines and the other is ports, not only in China, but also globally.

  "What do we do next? What we are doing the most is incremental innovation. The so-called incremental innovation is the part that did not use network technology in the past. Now it is done by 5G. It does not need to move the production line and the existing factory system, but can bring It will have a transformative effect." Yu Xiaohui said that whether there are killer applications in the 5G era is a global focus. This is not something that the communications industry can solve on its own, but it needs to be solved by combining with various industries.