In the past 2020, 5g network started large-scale deployment, and China performed particularly well. 600000 5g base stations were newly built throughout the year, accounting for more than half of the global share. With the gradual improvement of 5g network coverage, the industry is also vigorously piloting 5g industry applications to explore new business opportunities.

5g module is an indispensable and important product in 5g industry application, and it is the key to connect 5g technology and industry terminal. As an important communication module supplier in China, Youfang technology has laid out 5g modules, which are available in NB IOT and cat 1 and other fields. On the occasion of the 2021 MWC held in Shanghai, Luo Wei, vice president of Youfang technology, was interviewed and talked about the company’s business development layout and the prospect of 5g industry application.

5g module has been applied in some industries

2019 is recognized as the “first year of 5g” by the industry, while 2020 is the first year of 5g application. In this year, enterprises in the industrial chain started 5g large-scale pilot projects in all walks of life, and the application value has been gradually verified, providing high-performance communication guarantee for many Internet of things scenarios with high rate, low delay and wide connection.

Luo Wei introduced that Youfang technology has launched 5g series communication modules in order to deal with diversified and fragmented 5g application scenarios. Among them, for industrial and commercial application requirements, Youfang released N510 series 5g modules in 2020. Based on Ziguang zhanrui platform, it covers the main frequency bands in all key regions, supports NSA / SA networking mode, and is suitable for a variety of application scenarios; Network encryption technology makes data transmission more secure.

Based on Qualcomm chip platform, Youfang technology has developed 5g + v2x product family to provide more choices for automotive front loading customers. “The advantage of Youfang technology is not only the module itself, but also the construction of an access communication scheme based on the integration of cloud management end. Through the combination of cloud management end technology, it can improve the overall communication quality of the Internet of things and ensure the stability and reliability of communication, so as to reduce the communication failure rate and improve the operation quality and efficiency of customers.” Luo Wei said that previously, Youfang technology had launched “Youfang tube cloud” and “Youfang access cloud”.

In the 5g field, Youfang technology has been applied in many typical application scenarios such as HD video monitoring, smart grid, industrial Internet of things and CPE after more than a year of industry expansion. Based on Youfang’s traditional advantageous industries such as smart grid and industrial monitoring, new 5g application scenarios have been continuously expanded and enriched. “Differentiated product advantages are an important guarantee for the expansion of a well-organized industry.”

Cat. 1. Leading at the beginning of the product

In the vast field of Internet of things, 5g module is only the latest application, and Nb IOT, CAT1 and other modules show their skills. Among them, CAT1, which became popular at the end of 2019, quickly gained the attention of the industry by virtue of its network speed advantage and low cost, and was “named” by the Ministry of industry and information technology as one of the alternative technologies to replace the traditional 2G / 3G Internet of things.

“Youfang technology cat. 1 products will lead the industry as soon as they are launched.” Luo Wei revealed that the world’s first model based on zhanrui cat was launched in 2019 1. The n58 module of bis platform has been shipped on a large scale at home and abroad, covering multiple industry scenarios such as energy metering, on-board front mounted T-box, on-board smart box, financial payment, public network intercom, shared travel and so on.

“Many of these industries have used cat. 1 communication module to iterate 2G / 3G network for the first time. These users have selected Youfang n58 to realize communication upgrade.” Luo Wei said that Youfang technology also launched a new cat in September 2020 1 module n716, the smallest size in the industry. Based on the analysis of the pain points of the industry, Youfang technology found that many IOT terminals have small size and light weight, and have very high requirements for the size and weight of communication modules, such as shared electric vehicles, small trackers, student cards, intelligent wearable devices (smart watches), etc. targeted product design has been welcomed by industry customers.

Luo Wei stressed that Youfang technology is still developing more cats 1 products to provide customers in different industries with richer choices. Based on including cat 1. In addition to its traditional advantages in smart grid, tower dynamic ring monitoring, European and American car networking market and other industries, Youfang technology has also continued to expand to smart water, smart gas, transportation, financial payment, smart city and other fields, and achieved rapid growth.

The prospect of 5g is worth looking forward to

The goal of 5g is to go out of the communication industry and become an information infrastructure for the digital transformation of economy and society. The industry generally agrees that 80% of 5g applications are in industrial Internet and other industrial markets, and has invested a lot of energy in development. So far, the 5g application business model of some industries has been preliminarily verified, and large-scale replication can be carried out, and more industries are still under continuous exploration.

Luo Wei stressed that the arrival of 5g era is also an inevitable trend. Because with the development and progress of society, traditional industries need to realize digital and intelligent upgrading, and people’s production and life style needs to be more environmentally friendly, efficient and convenient. This is the mission of Youfang technology.

“After the large-scale construction and technical verification of 5g network in 2020, 5g has met the application conditions in many industry scenarios. With the further optimization of module and terminal costs in 2021 and the completion of business model verification in more scenarios, 5g’s application scenarios will be richer and clearer. Generally speaking, 5g will enter the fast lane of commercial application, and its prospect is worth looking forward to.” Luo Wei said.

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