C114 News June 8 (Liu Dingzhou) June 6, 2020, the first anniversary of China's 5G licensing. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology disclosed China’s 5G results on the day: 5G base stations have been built more than 250,000, and it is expected to exceed 600,000 by the end of this year; 5G subscribers will exceed 36 million; the cumulative shipment of 5G mobile phones will be 59.85 million, which is expected to reach 1.8 by the end of the year. 100 million.
The achievements and annual goals that my country's 5G industry has achieved are all proud of the world. On the one hand, the Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of the 5G industry. The Central Economic Work Conference proposed to accelerate the pace of 5G commercialization. In March this year, the National Convention once again emphasized the need to accelerate the construction of new infrastructure such as 5G networks and data centers. 5G has become a "new infrastructure" Vanguard.
On the other hand, it is inseparable from the strong support of 5G industry chain enterprises. As a mainstream 5G equipment and solution provider, ZTE Corporation has contributed to the outstanding achievements of the first anniversary of 5G, and will further promote the development of 5G, and promote the digital transformation of 5G to support all walks of life in society.
Leading 5G technology innovation
From licensing today to the end of last year's 5G commercial, my country's 5G market as a whole is basically in sync with the world's leading countries including South Korea, Europe and the United States. However, to the day after the first anniversary of licensing, my country has built the world's largest SA 5G target network, and is achieving the world's largest 5G network co-construction and sharing. my country's 5G coverage has already reached a preliminary scale in many cities and is beginning to lead the way.
This is an inevitable result of my country's leading 5G industry, including end-to-end equipment manufacturing, large-scale networking and operation, and active and effective industry supervision and promotion.
ZTE, as the backbone of China’s 5G, the world’s largest 5G network construction, provides end-to-end 5G network solutions. With innovative technology and excellent equipment performance, ZTE has satisfied China Mobile’s world’s largest NSA+SA network and China Telecommunications and China Unicom's demand for the world's largest 5G co-built shared network will quickly open and deliver high-quality networks for operators.
At the level of 5G standard essential patents, ZTE has disclosed more than 2,500 families, ranking among the top three in the world; at the level of 5G technology, ZTE’s self-developed 5G core chip is manufactured using a 7nm process, which enables 5G base station equipment to achieve lower energy consumption And better independence, including a 4X increase in computing power, and 30% AAU energy saving, and 5nm chips are also under intense research and development.
At the level of 5G product solutions, ZTE provides a series of base stations and micro-stations from 700M to 28G, which can cover all scenarios in urban areas, suburbs, indoors, hot spots, railways, and even ground and air (airplane routes). The star 5G AAU product combines the industry's widest 400MHz bandwidth and the lightest 22kg weight into one. Its 400MHz bandwidth can well support the sharing and co-construction or spectrum integration needs of the N78 full frequency band. It is an operator's network. Flexibility for deployment and future evolution. In addition, the requirement of 22kg ultra-low weight for single-person installation greatly improves the convenience of 5G site construction, reduces manpower and time requirements, and speeds up to save costs.
ZTE's original SuperDSS solution in the industry enables 3G/4G/5G to share the same spectrum deployment, creating conditions for operators to further release scarce spectrum resources and smooth evolution in the future. In addition, ZTE has released a green energy-saving base station solution based on AI, and has deployed more than 5,500 base stations in China to achieve an average network energy saving of 10% to 15% while maintaining KPIs.
5G promotes industry digital transformation
"4G changes lives, 5G changes society." According to ZTE, at present, 5G is basically just making people's lives more convenient and beautiful, such as downloading videos faster and experiencing new AR/VR media. With the release of the 5G SA network, new technologies unique to 5G, such as network slicing and edge computing, will gradually penetrate into thousands of industries, thereby gradually promoting the progress of the entire society. A large number of new applications based on 5G, such as black light factories, smart ports, unmanned driving, telemedicine, and holographic connection, will appear in the real world.
The 5G network itself is a successful example, using digital technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and AI to transform traditional networks. In fact, these technologies, including 5G, can completely transform thousands of industries and realize the digital transformation and upgrading of many industries including Industry 4.0. This is where the true meaning of 5G lies.
At present, ZTE is calling for more attention to the digital transformation of vertical industries, especially the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises. Small and medium-sized enterprises themselves are huge in number and have a large employment population. They are also important carriers of innovation and entrepreneurship. However, their financial and technical capabilities, especially digital technology, are limited. They urgently need a one-stop platform to help them achieve digital transformation.
ZTE combines its powerful communication technology, cloud technology and digital technology to provide enterprises with customized digital transformation solutions. At the same time, ZTE is also helping operators combine 5G networks, cloud services, and big data/AI capabilities to build an open one-stop digital transformation platform. It is believed that in the future, regardless of the size of an enterprise, it is possible to purchase digital capabilities like network and cloud services, and achieve digital transformation of the entire society.