The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology today officially issued 5G commercial licenses to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Radio and Television. At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has revised the telecommunications business classification directory for the issuance of 5G licenses, and added a 5G-related basic telecommunications business directory.
According to China's current 5G layout plan, the pace of global 5G deployment is synchronized.
Earlier on May 30, British Telecom operator EE officially launched 5G services in 6 cities including London. The BBC completed a live broadcast on the same day with the help of Huawei 5G equipment. So far, South Korea, the United States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have opened 5G services.
At present, China has initiated the deployment of 5G in the mid-band below 6GHz. According to the previously clear spectrum planning plan, the plan may be as follows:
China Telecom and China Unicom each take 100MHz spectrum in the 3.5GHz band; China Mobile gets 160MHz spectrum in the 2.6GHz band; Radio and Television State Grid will get 50MHz spectrum in the 4.9GHz band, and the 96MHz bandwidth in the 700MHz band will be assigned to the IMT for use by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The 5G standard is a unified international standard formulated jointly by the global industry. The standard required patents declared by China account for more than 30%. In the technical trial stage, many foreign companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Intel have participated in depth. With the joint efforts of all parties, China's 5G already has a commercial foundation.
After the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a 5G commercial license, ZTE and Huawei, the two communication equipment manufacturers, have the first timetable.
ZTE stated that it will actively participate in the commercial deployment and construction of 5G networks in China, work closely with industry partners, actively promote 5G business applications and practices, and assist digital transformation in vertical industries.
Huawei said that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued a 5G commercial license, marking China's formal entry into the 5G era. Huawei will fully support Chinese operators to build China's 5G with its end-to-end comprehensive leading 5G capabilities. I believe that in the near future, China's 5G will lead the world.
In addition, Huawei also disclosed its latest 5G progress: it has obtained 46 5G commercial contracts in 30 countries around the world, and shipped more than 100,000 5G base stations, ranking first globally.With the arrival of 5G, the beneficiaries who have to mention are mobile phone terminal manufacturers. At present, the sales volume and sales of the smartphone market have both declined. Qualcomm and Huawei have launched 5G baseband chips as the two core players, paving the way for 5G mobile phone manufacturers and accelerating the implementation of 5G commercial terminals.
The development of 5G terminals is accompanied by cooperation in the global industry. As early as January 2018, Qualcomm and OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, Lenovo, ZTE, Wingtech and other leading Chinese manufacturers announced the "5G Pilot Program." Qualcomm said that it will empower the 5G ecosystem through deep technical expertise and industry-leading semiconductor solutions, and work together to better support the Chinese smartphone industry.
5G technology will revolutionize the Internet of Things, the Internet of Vehicles, cloud services, and edge computing.
There are many unknowns about 5G and its impact on various market segments. It is likely to restructure market segments and even create entirely new application areas that were not possible in the past. However, its initial impact on humans will begin with mobile phones.