2020-07-16

The global epidemic is spreading, will 5G be better tomorrow?

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New coronary pneumonia epidemic continues to spread globally, which is being deployed on a large scale What impact does your 5G network bring?

Text| Hu Yuan, an intern reporter of the Communication Industry News (net)

The epidemic situation of new coronary pneumonia is still spreading around the world, which has a greater impact on the global information and communication industry and has also changed the behavior of users habit. The”Ericsson Mobile Market Report” released recently explained this in detail.

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It is understood that the report surveyed more than 11,000 consumers worldwide. From a statistical point of view, it covers approximately 700 million mobile users worldwide. The results are very convincing.

Five trends after the epidemic

The report data shows that during the entire epidemic period, 74%of Chinese consumers believe that their lives Suffered greatly. 74%of the 64-year-olds in China started to use the video call function, and the use of the video call function increased by 40%. At the same time, 88%of the investigators of white-collar workers began to use video conferencing to solve problems at work, and the use of video conferencing increased by 60%. 70%of people think that they will continue to choose this method of remote office or video conferencing even after the outbreak.

The network has changed due to changes in user needs. The load of the entire network has increased by 20%to 100%. Through the survey, 83%of the respondents believe that information and communication technology has helped them alleviate the problems caused by epidemic isolation, and the use of video, education, remote office, and medical apps has grown rapidly. Among them, 81%of Chinese consumers increased their Internet time, fixed-line Internet increased by an average of 2.5 hours, and mobile Internet access increased by an average of 1 hour. Compared with the end of last year, the entire network traffic has increased by 50%-60%.

In addition, 34%of people in China believe that the fixed network is more important, 15%think that mobile broadband is more important, and 50%think that both are equally important. China’s fiber-to-the-home or Ethernet-to-the-home are the most advanced in the world. With the development of fixed-line broadband, mobile broadband can still win such high praise and recognition, indicating that mobile broadband in China The construction and global coverage is very good, and it has cultivated the habit of Chinese consumers using mobile broadband.

Therefore, the report predicts that in the near future, changes in the five trends are likely to have some impact on business development and network construction.

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First, pay more attention to network resilience. This is recognized by 88%of Chinese consumers.

Second, more emphasis is placed on autonomous business. Compared to 55%of the global proportion, 79%of Chinese consumers are more willing to accept autonomous transactions, such as unmanned vending machines, unmanned delivery machines, and autonomous driving.

Third, unbounded workspace. This epidemic work is still going on as usual, and the efficiency of communication is still there, and it has not been greatly affected. The collaboration, collaboration, and even many collaborative software of the work come out like mushrooms, and bring more Good experience. 67%of Chinese consumers believe that remote office will become the norm.

Fourth, online medical and health consultation has become common practice. This epidemic can easily complete some non-difficult and surgical requirements through online consultation or consultation. 68%of Chinese consumers believe that online medical consultation will become increasingly popular. Therefore, online medical consultation after the outbreak is also a hot topic.

Fifth, the virtual experience of economic prosperity. Compared to 71%of the global value, 80%of Chinese VR users believe that as everyone spends more time online, the virtual economy may have greater development potential than having physical goods.

Consumer (2C) and industry (2B) markets

The report predicts that by the end of 2020, global 5G subscribers will exceed 190 million; By the end of 2025, this number will reach 2.8 billion, when 5G will cover nearly 65%​​of the world’s population, and 45%of data traffic will be carried by 5G networks.

Data shows that 89%of Chinese consumers believe that 5G will play a greater role in disasters such as epidemics or major events, compared to global data It is 10%higher; 59%of consumers are willing to invest in 5G, including the purchase of terminals and services; 62%of consumers even proposed whether to make 5G deployment faster; 41%of Chinese consumers already have plans to upgrade to 5G packages after the epidemic and become 5G users. In addition, by 2025, the proportion of 5G in Northeast Asia will be as high as 60%, which is very encouraging.

Ericsson recently set up a European square 5G industrial park of about one square kilometer with some partners in Aachen, Germany, which built a 5G network, which can provide 10G speed, including 1 millisecond delay . Ericsson is ready to test some 5G application cases in various industrial scenarios in the next three years, such as 5G sensors for monitoring (monitoring and control) in complex processes, mutual cooperation between mobile robots, the combination of 5G and blockchain technology, Cross-site mobile connection in logistics. Combine these cases with the high-speed data processing capabilities of the edge cloud to achieve a fully networked and adaptive production environment.

The report predicts that by 2030, 5G’s global digital transformation economic revenue will reach 1.5 trillion US dollars, while 5G digital revenue for operators can reach as high as 700 billion US dollars. 5G industry private network will be the best network solution for enterprise digital transformation. It can standardize the connection of various sites, integrate voice, data, video and Internet of Things in one platform, and ensure that key manufacturing processes can be obtained. The required connection resources. Operators will have unique advantages in private network construction and services. They are good at designing, integrating, optimizing, managing, and upgrading LTE or 5G private networks. They can deploy private networks and support private networks at high efficiency and low cost. Public network communication network.

5G ecosystem construction

In 2020, the world’s second-generation 5G chipset is basically shipping. This generation of chipsets makes it a big Large-scale commercialization has become a reality. It supports both SA and NSA networking modes, and more 5G terminals will be launched, including smart phones, CPEs, and Internet cards. It is foreseeable that when the third-generation chipset is launched next year, it will mainly improve the performance level of the entire 5G terminal.

“The 5G ecosystem is actually an important factor for the success of 5G. The 5G ecosystem is very different from other generations of mobile communications, and there are many new challenges, and its scope is more expanded. There are more participants and more links.” Zhao Juntao, President of Ericsson China, said this is an important feature of our entire 5G ecosystem.

How did Ericsson support and invest in the construction of 5G ecosystem? First of all, 5G will have a huge effect on thousands of industries, and a value-added point of 5G is mainly the application of vertical industries. Ericsson has conducted 5G pilot technology experiments with more than 50 representative companies in various industries around the world in recent years to verify the possible application scenarios of 5G, and has done a lot of work.

Secondly, it is Ericsson’s certification testing service, which is done directly with industrial ecological partners, especially partners with new modules, terminals, and mobile phones.

Again, it is Ericsson’s IoT accelerator. This is one of the most widely used IoT accelerators in the world. On this accelerator, it cooperates with more than 40 operators, including China Mobile and China Telecom. So far, more than 5,000 companies worldwide have participated in this network, using Ericsson’s platform to connect their terminal devices. Of these more than 5,000, more than 500 were developed in China in the past two years.

Finally, based on Ericsson’s specific efforts to support the 5G ecosystem, an Industry 4.0 partnership program has been established. This is a platform and plan mainly for thousands of industries and vertical users.

As Ericsson’s long-term ecosystem partner, OPPO and Ericsson jointly completed a number of industry’s first technical verifications and tests including VoNR voice and video calls based on independent networking and video calls using dynamic spectrum sharing technology. And, in 2019, the first 5G mobile phone will be launched in Europe with Swisscom. Recently, both parties have also completed the deployment of 5G SA network in Europe and Vodafone.

Qiang Penghe, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom, said:”5G can meet the needs of industrial production and control for large-bandwidth and low-latency networks. We deeply feel that we need to provide completeness for industrial scenarios and vertical industries. Solutions, every ecological element of the industry chain is indispensable. Ericsson leads 5G commercialization globally, and Mobile Communications focuses on IoT modules. The two parties cooperate closely in the coordination of end networks and will continue to be global in the future. Carrying out a lot of technical cooperation and testing and verification of interconnection to promote the maturity and landing of 5G industry applications.”

“In general, 5G is accelerating, we must prepare for it; network connection The value of this is fully recognized through this epidemic, which is both trust and responsibility, and a challenge; the industry private network will be an important topic after the advent of 5G. Operators will have a better advantage and a broader world to help the entire industry The digital transformation of China.” said Zhang Zhiwei, chief marketing officer of Ericsson Northeast Asia.

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