For Qualcomm,HUAWEIFor standard setters and solution providers in 5G industries such as ZTE, ZTE, etc., only when the whole 5G industry grows can they develop faster; for governments and enterprises, 5G is a catalyst for production and social change... Then, the 5G that attracts the attention of the public will be really popular, and the 5G that is the focus of it will be popularized.Mobile phoneWhen can I use it?
Hundreds of 5G devices are ready for launch
For most users, the most direct way to experience 5G is to use 5G mobile phones, and in 2019, more than 20 5G terminals have been or will be released. Many of them have long been known by the public:milletMIX 35G version, OPPO Reno 5G version, 1+7 Pro 5G version, Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G exploration version, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and China Mobile's first independent brand 5G terminal CPE Pioneer No. 1, etc.
Why can 5G mobile phones come into blossom at the beginning of 5G network deployment? Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China, believes that "collaboration" is one of the most critical factors. In early 2018, Qualcomm and many domestic terminal manufacturers announced the launch of the "5G Pilot Plan", helping Chinese manufacturers to become the pioneers of the 5G era, providing 5G smartphones with extraordinary experience for global users. Through close cooperation with Qualcomm, leading Chinese mobile phone manufacturers have taken the lead in issuing 5G commercial mobile phones, and some have successfully entered the first sequence of 5G deployment of foreign operators.
After the issuance of 5G licenses, mobile phone manufacturers also expressed a positive attitude towards 5G mobile phones. For example, the first 5G mobile phone of vivo has been sent to relevant laboratories for online testing and will be put into market after passing. And some brands such as Canada and Realme have also indicated that they will become one of the first domestic manufacturers to launch 5G mobile phones. It is expected that from the second half of this year, 5G mobile phones will be listed intensively.
5GHow is the signal coverage going?
5G mobile phones have to have signals, so how about 5G signal coverage? At present, the three major operators have disclosed the first list of 5G cities, which will cover 40 cities, respectively.China MobileAnd Unicom will cover four municipalities directly under the Central Government and 27 provincial capitals, as well as Shenzhen, Dalian, Qingdao, Ningbo, Xiamen, Xiongan, Zhangjiakou, Suzhou and Wenzhou. Among them, China Mobile clearly proposed that it would provide 5G services for more than 40 cities by September, and that it could open 5G services without changing cards or numbers.
Why does 5G signal cover so fast? As early as January 7, 2016, China has launched the first phase of 5G technology research and development test. In the past three years, operators, program providers and terminal providers jointly debugged and solved many problems. At present, many cities have covered a small part of the 5G test area. Under long-term multiple tests, 5G can be commercialized so quickly.
Qualcomm, as a leading 5G technology provider, has also launched 5G NR OTA mobile test with more than 20 global mobile operators, including China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. Qualcomm has been focusing on the development of wireless technology for many years. As early as more than ten years ago, Qualcomm began to study the basic technologies such as millimeter wave, MIMO and advanced radio frequency. Many technological inventions have laid a foundation for 5GNR. In June 2016, Qualcomm launched the world's first 5GNR prototype system and testing platform, with "full coverage" covering millimeter wave, 6GHz and spectrum sharing. The 5G NR prototype system supports the testing, demonstration and testing of 5G design and promotes the standardization process of 5G.
Because of the coordinated development of 5G industry, the coverage of 5G signal is progressing well. Users in key cities can take the lead in experiencing 5G signal.
Is it expensive to use 5G?
The characteristics of 5G network, such as high speed, low delay and high reliability, are understood by all concerned, but people may be more worried about one thing: Is the cost of using 5G high? The cost here includes 5G mobile phones and 5G meals.
For 5G mobile phones, according to market analysts, the cost of the first 5G mobile phones may exceed 8,000 yuan, but with the popularity of mobile phones, prices will soon fall. Independent Telecom analyst Fu Liang believes that the price of 5G mobile phones may be less than 3,000 yuan at the beginning of next year. And ZTE is even planning to launch its 5G mobile phone at the end of this year and at the beginning of next year. So if you are not in a hurry to try something fresh, the price of 5G mobile phones will be close to the people in a year or even half a year.
Previously, Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China, attended the 5G Round Table Forum of China Unicom Partners'Conference. From the industrial level, 5G technology promotes the development of the market. With the rapid development of the market, on the scale, it will quickly reduce costs. He believes that, like other products, the price gap between 5G products and the previous generation of terminal technology products will be quickly erased, and the price of 5G terminals will decline rapidly with the development of the Chinese market and the global market.
In terms of 5G package, first of all, according to China Mobile's statement, upgrading 5G can not change cards or numbers, so old users need not worry too much. As for the price, the three operators do not have a specific price at present, just that there will be a package in the second half of the year. However, Dr. Cai Yuemin, Deputy Engineer of Datang Mobile, gave a judgment in an interview with the media: "The cost of per unit traffic will certainly decrease as 3G changes to 4G, but at the same time the consumption of users will increase. In the initial stage of 5G commerce, the tariff may slightly increase, but with the expansion of commercial scale and the maturity of technology, the average consumption level corresponds to 4G. There is little difference. "According to this statement, although the price of 5G package is not yet clear, it is not much higher than that of 4G package, but it is still acceptable.
Generally speaking, with the issuance of 5G licenses, the time for us to enjoy the frontier 5G life with 5G mobile phones will come soon. And the cost will not be too high, which is a good thing for individuals, enterprises and countries. Perhaps 5G catalyst will show its rapid change to society more quickly.