The empowerment value of 5G for the industry is huge, which is different from 3G and 4G, which are more inclined to individual consumers. Whether it is in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, VR/AR, and ultra-high-definition video, or in traditional industries such as agriculture and manufacturing, the deployment and commercial use of 5G will boost a new round of changes and facilitate the transformation, upgrading and innovation breakthroughs of related industries. . To this end, all countries in the world attach great importance to 5G construction.
On December 24, according to the press conference of the State Council Information Office, in 2020, the number of new 5G base stations in my country will reach 580,000, and 330,000 5G base stations will be jointly built and shared, and the number of 5G terminal connections has exceeded 200 million. Recently, the Minister of Industry and Information Technology stated that in 2021, the construction and application of 5G networks will be promoted in an orderly manner, 5G coverage in major cities will be accelerated, co-construction and sharing will be promoted, and more than 600,000 new 5G base stations will be built.
It can be seen from the above data that my country's 5G construction speed is relatively fast, and the number of new 5G base stations and the number of 5G terminal connections are in the forefront of the world. On the basis of 580,000 new 5G base stations in 2020, it is more reasonable to set the target of 600,000 in 2021. This number basically maintains the construction pace of this year, and the construction speed is still maintained at a relatively fast level, which is conducive to my country's 5G development is steadily and rapidly advancing.
As the scale of 5G networks continues to expand and 5G coverage is basically achieved in prefecture-level cities and above across the country, the main focus of my country's 5G development in 2021 should be on the commercial level of 5G. After all, no matter how much 5G infrastructure is built, if it cannot be effectively converted into economic and social value, it will be a huge waste of resources, and it is not in line with my country's original intention to accelerate the construction of 5G.
Maintaining a construction target similar to that of 2020, although it seems that the growth is limited, in fact, from a global perspective, this is already quite a large scale of construction. With the continuous construction of 5G base stations in China, the scale of my country's 5G network will rank first in the world for a long time.
Therefore, in 2021, while steadily advancing the construction of 5G base stations, my country will make more explorations in 5G commercial use. Combined with local realities and policy advantages, China will take the lead in opening breakthroughs in important commercial scenarios such as ultra-high-definition video for the large-scale commercial use of 5G. Laying the groundwork is more urgent.
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