In this "speed" race, China has taken the lead

  On March 8, Xiao Yaqing, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, said that my country's 5G network is now the world's leading and largest. At present, my country has built 1.425 million 5G base stations, with more than 500 million actually connected users. This year, the base station is expected to exceed 200. Thousands.

In the future, we will continue to increase the research on key core technologies, and at the same time consider the deployment of technology research in the evolution direction of next-generation mobile communication technology (6G).

  Also on the 8th, Malaysia's Tech Wire Asia website published an article entitled "China plans to build 600,000 5G base stations this year alone", saying that most developed countries, especially those that are working hard to make 5G a mainstream communication network, are aware of Realize that China is staying ahead in this race.

  What is the significance of this lead?

  Let's first look at a criterion for judging network value and network technology development. It is also one of the famous "Three Laws of IT" - Metcalfe's Law, which states that the value of a network is equal to the number of nodes in the network. square, and the value of the network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users.

In other words, the more users a network has, the greater the value of the network and the network itself.

  The essence of national competition can also be said to be a competition of various "speeds".

The "speed" in the real world is productivity, transportation, and logistics; while the "speed" in the virtual world is an operation determined by various information transmission and chip levels.

With the development of society, the former has become more and more dependent on the latter.

  This is due to the fact that material production has become more developed, and the competition among great powers will rely more on information transmission in the future—especially in important fields such as national defense and security, financial markets, and emergency disaster relief. The competition for “speed” is already on the millisecond level.

And when people expand their attention to cultural entertainment and even the metaverse of "new celebrities", the foundation of everything is still high-speed, high-quality information transmission.

  Simply put, whoever transmits faster, more and more securely will have the upper hand.

  Therefore, the strategic significance of 5G and even 6G is not just the mobile phone field that we often say.

Whether we can "get ahead one second" is related to the transformation and upgrading of the economy, the guarantee of national security, and even the realization of the great cause of national rejuvenation.

  It is worth mentioning that just recently, the US "Wall Street Journal" also published a commentary saying: China has completely defeated the United States in the 5G field.

The article reads: “In almost every aspect of 5G, the U.S. lags far behind countries like China. The average 5G mobile internet speed in the U.S. is about 75 megabits per second, which is abysmal. In China’s urban centers, The average speed of a 5G phone is 300 megabits per second.”