Citizens Taste "Download Big Films in One Second"
At present, the first batch of 5G listed key commercial cities of China Telecom has been determined, and it will take the lead in Beijing. China Telecom Beijing Company staff said that China Telecom has decided to take the lead in commencing 5G business in September.
"This time, China Telecom will launch a new 5G dedicated segment, which is mainly suitable for users who buy new telecommunication numbers." The above-mentioned staff said that the old telecom users need not change their cards and numbers, but are buying 5G.Mobile phoneAfter that, through the business hall and other channels to go through the formalities, you can upgrade the 4G package to 5G package.
Reporters learned from the three major operators, the old users to open 5G network basically do not need to change the card number, just change a 5G mobile phone.
Starting from August 16, citizens can buy through China Telecom Beijing Company.HUAWEIMate 20X or ZTE 5G mobile phone, all adapted to China Telecom 5G network.
Telecom will also launch 5G experience packages in Beijing, and open 5G free experience on a large scale. It is understood that the maximum 5G rate of the experience package is 1Gbps, which is equivalent to downloading a movie in about one second. At the same time, around mid-August, Telecom will open 5G experience area in some large business halls. Users without 5G mobile phones can also experience ultra-fast network speed through WiFi connection in the business hall.
Initial fees are relatively expensive
Reporters learned that China Telecom's 5G package fees are expected to range from 199 yuan to 599 yuan.
"At present, the price of 5G package has been basically determined, but the volume of traffic and voice in each package has not been fully determined." A person familiar with the situation said that although the price of the package is higher than that of the 4-gigabyte package, traffic is expected to be much higher than the current standard of 20-gigabyte package per month, which is "much lower in terms of unit price".
According to communication industry expert Xiang Ligang, the trend of 5G package tariff mainly depends on the competitiveness of the three major operators.
"If mobile and Unicom launched a $150 or even lower price 5G package in the early years, then by the beginning of next year at the latest, as early as the end of this year, a $100 5G package should be able to appear, and the process should not be too long." Xiang Ligang said.
At the beginning of August, the first batch of 5G mobile phones were officially listed in China, and the price of the first batch of 5G mobile phones also came out. At present, the sale price of 4999 yuan to 699 yuan completely breaks the rumor that the 5G mobile phone will exceed 10,000 yuan.
For citizens, the price reduction of 5G mobile phones may come next year. Previously, many operators and professionals predicted that next year there will be a batch of mid-and low-end 5G mobile phones of around 3000 yuan.
5G signal or approaching 4G next year
Today, the 4G network has covered the streets of Beijing. Reporters noted that Beijing's 5G infrastructure construction has also been in the forefront of the country. As early as April this year, Beijing Telecom has built the first 5G business hall in Chaoyang Gate, and completed the 5G test network coverage.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently disclosed that the tower company has completed construction in Beijing and delivered 7863 5G base stations to three operators. It is expected that by the end of this year, more than 10,000 5G base stations will be built in Beijing.
According to the Beijing Municipal Communications Administration, combined with 5G 8K HD video, 5G telemedicine, 5G autopilot and other typical applications, the city has completed the Beijing University of posts and Telecommunications and College Road University area, Financial Street Core Business District, Central BroadcastingtelevisionThe 5G network covers Guanghua Road, Daoxianghu Unmanned Vehicle Experimental Area, Yizhuang Unmanned Vehicle and Core Area, Shijingshan Insurance Industrial Park and some densely populated urban areas.
A list of 5G base stations provided by China Telecom Beijing Company shows that its 5G base stations have covered Xidan, Chaoyang Park, Happy Valley, Olympic Park, Longtan Lake and other hot spots.
At present, the number of Beijing's 4G base stations is around 50,000. The number of Beijing's 5G base stations is expected to be close to 12,000 by the end of this year, and the number of new ones next year is likely to exceed 20,000. By the second half of next year, the coverage level of the 4G signal will be approaching.