Looking back on the extraordinary year 2020, human society is facing unprecedented challenges, which has completely changed the way of people’s production and life. However, we can also see that under the influence of the new epidemic, the whole society’s digital process has accelerated, and the development of digital economy has entered a fast lane.
As a central enterprise, China Telecom has been fully supporting the economic and social digital transformation for a long time. In 2020, it will make full use of 5g, cloud computing, Internet of things and other digital means to participate in the anti epidemic work. At the same time, it will establish the development strategy of “cloud to digital transformation”, accelerate its own digital transformation and comprehensively go to the cloud, and give full play to its resource endowment and technological advantages to enable thousands of industries and promote high-quality development of enterprises Exhibition.
In 2020, China Telecom is also the only basic telecom operator in China with continuous growth in revenue and net profit of communication services (up to the first three quarters) and positive growth in number of mobile users (up to the end of November). At the same time, 5g users maintain a sustained growth trend, broadband users grow steadily, and Tianyi HD users and Internet of things users grow rapidly.
SA takes the lead in large-scale business and solidly promotes co construction and sharing
2020 is a year of 5g scale deployment. According to the latest data of the Ministry of industry and information technology, 718000 5g base stations have been built in China, 580000 new ones have been added this year, 330000 new ones have been built and shared, and all prefecture level cities have achieved 5g network coverage. The number of 5g users is growing rapidly, and the number of 5g terminal connections exceeds 200 million. In terms of 5g application, intelligent manufacturing, intelligent medical treatment and intelligent education are all taking root.
In terms of China Telecom, it always adheres to the 5g development strategy with SA as the goal. In October 2019, China Telecom announced the global commercial launch of Shenzhen SA network. In June 2020, China Telecom took the lead in issuing the “5gsa Deployment Guide”. In November, China Telecom announced the construction of the world’s largest 5gsa co construction and sharing network, and achieved the first large-scale business in the world. Up to now, China Telecom has built 203000 5g base stations, shared 162000 stations, and opened nearly 365000 stations in the whole network. It covers more than 300 cities in China, with nearly 80 million 5g users.
At the same time, China Telecom has always insisted on leading 5g development with standards and increasing investment in scientific research. In the 3gppr16 standard, China Telecom led the formulation of 10 technical standards and led the completion of 5g “super uplink” core standard. At the same time, with SA standard evolution as the goal, China Telecom has taken the lead in the projects of super uplink enhancement, network coverage improvement, non-public network networking, multi band high-power terminals, system interference elimination, etc. in R17, aiming at continuously improving SA coverage and capacity performance, as well as expanding support for vertical industries.
In order to give full play to the application potential of 5gsa, China Telecom adheres to application driven, focuses on customer segmentation, and creates three kinds of 5g customized network service modes of “Zhiyuan”, “Bilin” and “Ruyi” according to different industry needs and scenarios. Through the customized “5g + edge + cloud + X” integration service, it can fully meet the end-to-end digital needs of customers in different industries in the process of information transformation and upgrading, and accelerate the pace of digital transformation and upgrading of industry customers.
In the process of co construction and sharing, China Telecom and China Unicom, without any experience to learn from, boldly explore and make full efforts to realize “one physical network, two logical networks, 4G / 5G efficient collaboration and independent operation”. It has also achieved three “global firsts”: the world’s first and largest co construction and sharing 5g network; the world’s first 200MHz high-performance 5g network with large bandwidth; and the world’s first 5g network with TDD + FDD hybrid network. Through co construction and sharing, 5g network construction and operation costs are significantly saved. Capex is expected to save about 40% and OPEX is expected to save about 35% annually, fully highlighting the advantages of co construction and sharing.
Accelerate digital transformation based on “cloud to digital transformation”
As the first telecom operator in the world to put forward the concept of cloud network integration development, China Telecom further proposed to “accelerate the transformation of cloud to digital and promote high-quality development” from the four aspects of cloud network integration, system and mechanism innovation, open cooperation and internal digitization at the mid-2020 work conference, so as to promote the digital transformation of the whole society with its own digital transformation.
China Telecom believes that 5g + cloud network integration is the base and cornerstone of digital economy. 5g era is not only the era of cloud, but also the era of mutual integration of cloud and Internet. They coexist and grow together, complement and promote each other. The integration of cloud and Internet will give birth to a variety of industry applications.
China Telecom adheres to the basic principle and general idea of “network is the foundation, cloud is the core, network moves with cloud, and cloud network integration”, and promotes cloud network integration. Through the basic network capability of “land, sea, air and space” integration, it provides the basic network infrastructure guarantee for the interconnection of everything. Relying on Tianyi cloud, the largest hybrid cloud in China and the largest cloud of global operators, it provides safe and reliable cloud services for data storage, computing and processing. In addition, the collaborative layout of 2 + 4 + 31 + X + o public cloud + exclusive cloud enables deep computing and mining of data elements, thus accelerating the transformation of digital industry.
The development of cloud network integration, security throughout. Based on the network security advantages of operators, China Telecom builds the security capability of end-to-end network cloud integration, and constructs the end-to-end security capability system through network native security + trusted cloud. The cloud dike products of China Telecom enable various access scenarios of customers horizontally, which makes the special line, IDC, cloud, 5g and home broadband of China Telecom have security attributes; vertically, Qianxing Baiye can share the clear network space on the unique security base of China Telecom.
In the 2020 Tianyi intelligent ecological Expo, China Telecom took the lead in publishing the white paper on cloud network convergence 2030 technology, which further clarified that the future development priorities of cloud network convergence are: open sharing, cloud network collaboration, cloud cloud aggregation and agile operation. And through the collaborative phase (2021-2022), integration phase (2023-2027), integration phase (2028-2030), finally realize the cloud network integration.
Government and enterprises start again, aiming at 5g, enabling hundreds of industries
It has been the consensus of the industry that 5g can enable hundreds of lines and thousands of lines. It undertakes the mission of digital transformation of government and enterprise industries, and will also create greater development opportunities for telecom operators. Therefore, the investment of China Telecom in 5g is not only the network infrastructure, but also the innovation of business model and the construction of industrial ecology. 2B and 2G are the key to create 5g value.
In order to better meet the information needs of government and enterprise customers and help the digital transformation and upgrading of the industry, China Telecom made adjustments to the former “group government and enterprise customer business department” and established “group government and enterprise information service business group”, with the first batch of ten major industries including health, emergency, politics, law and public security, rural agriculture, housing, resident services, industry, education, transportation and logistics, and VIP services In addition, we should build a professional, digital and market-oriented marketing service system, and actively promote the implementation of industry applications and enable the transformation and development of the industry.
As we all know, China Telecom has always occupied a certain first mover advantage in the development of government and enterprise business. After many years of operation practice, China Telecom has accumulated rich cloud network resources, built an information and communication network of “solid mobile integration and integration of heaven and earth”, and has the largest optical network, data center, integrated access office and independent and controllable cloud platform of global operators. China Telecom has built the world’s largest NB IOT network; Tianyi cloud, which has long been the top 3 in China’s public cloud market, and so on, all provide strong infrastructure for the expansion of vertical industry business.
The further establishment of “group government enterprise information service business group” is to establish a more focused industry service organization system, promote the integration of 5g + cloud network, consolidate the digital base of cloud network, upgrade atomic capability, promote the construction of atomic capability ecology, create field solutions close to business needs, upgrade channels, change delivery mode, and realize the digitalization of government enterprise service mode Transformation, customer demand-oriented, integrated supply chain resources, to achieve China Telecom closer, more integrated, more professional, more efficient overall delivery of dict projects.
Cultivate industry innovation alliance, enable 5g business landing
Ke Ruiwen, chairman of China Telecom, pointed out that the development of 5g, whether it is network infrastructure construction or application scenario building, requires the active participation of partners from all sides of the industrial chain and ecosystem. It is necessary to jointly prosper the ecology, seek development and enhance the sense of customer acquisition.
In the past year, China Telecom has made positive progress in 5g industry ecological construction. On the one hand, the circle of friends is growing. Since the establishment of 5g industry innovation alliance in September 2019, there have been more than 200 alliance members, nearly 1000 ecological partners and 54 joint innovation centers, which have promoted the implementation of many 5g industry integration and innovation projects. On the other hand, in 5gtob industries such as emergency response, housing construction, resident services, industry, education, transportation and logistics, VIP services, agriculture and rural areas, health care, politics, law and public security, China Telecom cooperates with partners to provide 5g integrated solutions for customers in vertical industries. More than 100 industrial application demonstration projects have been built.
In addition, China Telecom and its partners have jointly built 5g joint innovation center, 5g open laboratory and joint R & D, and achieved remarkable results. Among them, the 5g joint laboratory established by China Telecom and China Aviation Development southern company has made remarkable achievements in the construction of 5g private network, industrial park construction, industrial Internet transformation, 5g + Ar + expert manufacturing mode, 5g + sensor + edge computing + manufacturing parameter mode, etc. Based on 5g and mec edge computing, the 5g intelligent manufacturing joint innovation center established by China Telecom and Sany Heavy Industry carries out in-depth exploration of machine vision, remote intelligent driving, AGV and other scenes, and jointly formulates 5g intelligent manufacturing industry standards on the basis of practice.
At the same time, at this year’s Tianyi intelligent ecological Expo, China Telecom released the cloud network integration digital capability platform, opening up more than 120 atomic capabilities such as intelligent connection, Internet of things and cloud to the industry, and introducing AI, video algorithm, industry application and other capabilities to join hands with the industry to build digital ecological capability.
“Hello5G has the final say” is the brand logo of China Telecom’s 5G business. China Telecom has always adhered to the development concept of “what is 5G and user’s final say” in the past year, providing 5G network and application with good user experience and perception. Facing the future, China Telecom will continue to deepen the strategic practice of cloud network integration, cloud to digital transformation, and serve the digital transformation of various industries and fields.
Editor in charge: GT