China Confident of Launching 5G in 2020

Updated:2017/7/31 17:57

As the future direction of communications industry, 5G achieves expansion from mobile Internet to Internet of Things, Wang Zhiqin, vice president of CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) said at the 9th E-surfing Smart Ecosystem Industry Summit.

China has the faith to launch 5G in 2020 with the 5G standard approaching, and to be among the countries with the most 5G commercial applications.

Ms Wang also thought that 5G, among the various mobile Internet services, is most likely to be launched first, however, 5G should aim at Internet of Things.

According to recent figures from CAICT, operators' investments in network will reach CNY2.9 trillion between the year 2020 and 2030, and those from other industries are expected to hit CNY2.6 trillion, especially because penetration of 5G in various fields raised the productivity.

5G technology research and development test stage will be from 2016 to 2018. In the first stage, the standard is issued and 5G product development or scale development takes place, followed by an era of technical solutions which the main manufacturers and operators have been involved in.

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