On September 13, Zhao Zhiguo, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Electricity and Information Technology and Director of the Information and Communications Administration Bureau, revealed on the 13th that from January to August this year, domestic 5G mobile phone shipments reached 168 million units, a year-on-year increase of 80%.

Especially in August, the proportion of 5G mobile phones has increased to 74%.

  The State Council Information Office held a press conference on the 13th, inviting Xiao Yaqing, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, to introduce the relevant situation of "promoting the construction of a strong manufacturing country and building a network power to help build a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way" and answer reporters' questions.

A reporter asked that 5G is currently one of the topics of high concern from all walks of life. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, what development results have 5G commercialized over the past two years?

In the next step, what other arrangements does the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology have to promote the high-quality development of 5G?

  Xiao Yaqing said that 5G development has achieved positive results. In terms of base station construction, China has built more than 1 million base stations, accounting for more than 70% of the world.

5G terminal users exceeded 400 million, making it the largest user group in the world.

  Zhao Zhiguo introduced that since the official commercialization of 5G, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has resolutely implemented the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, and has actively promoted my country's 5G development in conjunction with relevant departments and industry parties. So far, it has achieved a series of phased and landmark results.

  The world’s largest 5G network has been built. As of August, the cumulative number of 5G base stations has reached 1.037 million, which is more than one million, covering all prefecture-level cities across the country, as well as more than 95% of counties and urban areas and 35% of towns and towns. District, created tens of thousands of 5G application innovation cases, especially in the media, medical, transportation, education and other industries formed a batch of typical applications such as 5G+4K/8K HD video, 5G+ smart healthcare, 5G+ car networking, 5G+ distance education .

It should be said that it has a significant effect in the application field, especially in the "5G + Industrial Internet", which is the application in the industrial field, and has become one of the most active areas of application innovation. It now covers electronic equipment manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, steel, mining, etc. 22 key industries have formed a batch of typical and representative scene applications such as remote equipment control and machine vision quality inspection.

  The development of the 5G industry is accelerating. Chinese companies have declared that they have a global lead in terms of the number of 5G standard essential patents, domestic brand 5G system equipment shipments, and chip design capabilities.

The penetration of 5G mobile phone products has accelerated. From January to August this year, domestic 5G mobile phone shipments reached 168 million units, a year-on-year increase of 80%.

Especially in August, the proportion of 5G mobile phones has increased to 74%.

  Zhao Zhiguo pointed out that in the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology should focus on the following key aspects to carry out its work:

  One is to consolidate the network foundation.

Adhere to moderate advancement, comprehensively promote the construction of 5G networks, and accelerate the expansion of coverage to towns and villages.

Deepen 5G co-construction and sharing, and promote inter-network roaming.

Through 5G coverage in key areas such as transportation hubs and commercial centers, especially in densely populated universities, hospitals and other special places to increase key coverage, we will ultimately improve everyone's 5G service experience.

Through 5G virtual private network, hybrid virtual private network and other methods, promote 5G construction and application in key industries in terms of network construction.

  The second is to expand application scenarios.

Although some typical application scenarios have been achieved, we still need to focus on several key areas, focusing on the three major areas of new information consumption, real economy, and people’s livelihood services, focusing on multiple key industries such as industry, transportation, medical care, agriculture, and cultural tourism. A batch of typical demonstrations of 5G convergence applications.

Through the "Blooming Cup" 5G application solicitation contest, this year is the fourth, to stimulate application innovation vitality, and select some good application scenarios, application cases, and application practices.

Through on-site work meetings, selection of typical application scenarios and other innovative work methods, such as typical practices in mining and manufacturing industries, summarize the development results and accelerate the replication and promotion of mature models.

  The third is to optimize the ecological environment.

Promote the development and industrialization of 5G chips, modules, and terminals for industry applications.

Strengthen the overall coordination between departments, deepen the connection between supply and demand, and form a joint force to jointly promote the innovation and development of 5G.

At the same time, encourage local governments to increase support for 5G in terms of venues, electricity, and talents, further enhance the initiative of enterprises, and promote basic telecommunications industries, industrial enterprises, equipment manufacturing enterprises, Internet enterprises, scientific research institutes, universities, and societies. All parties involved in the study, research and application have participated extensively, and finally formed a good industrial ecology of collaborative innovation, mutual benefit and win-win results.