"Our goal is to build more than one hundred 5G base stations in Shanghai in 2018." Yan Wei, general manager of Shanghai Mobile's Plan Development Department, introduced the media during the 2018 World Telecommunication Day event.
Yan Yan said that currently China Mobile has established a 5G open laboratory in Shanghai, aiming to explore 5G commercial application scenarios and models with industry partners. "At present, our partners do more drones and have achieved results in testing the backhaul of real-time images of drones. In the future, we will further try to do drone security and drone logistics experiments."
It is reported that at the end of April this year, China Mobile completed 5G coverage at the North Bund in Shanghai, and successfully achieved a 360 degree UAV shot of the Bund panorama 4K HD.video, and through the 5G network to transmit data, remote VR helmet connected to the 5G terminal can be viewed in real time North Bund panorama.
According to China Mobile’s previously estimated time, large-scale commercial use of 5G will be realized around 2020. Yan Yan said that in China Mobile’s coverage area of 5G base stations, large-bandwidth services brought by 5G networks can already be tested, such as experiencing the rapid transmission of VR, AR, and 3D holographic images.
As for when ordinary consumers can experience the convenience brought by 5G, Yan Yu said that this mainly depends on the speed of development of 5G terminals. “5G networks are still mainly display, and ordinary consumers still need to wait because general terminals. The development of the network will be delayed by more than half a year than the construction of the Internet."
According to reports, Shanghai Mobile will continue to expand the construction of the 5G trial network, in conjunction with major events such as the World Mobile Conference in June this year, the artificial intelligence conference in September, and the first China Import Expo in November, to synchronize 5G new Pilot and exploration of business leadership.
“The fastest we can see at the World Mobile Conference in June is the display of our latest 5G applications, including demonstrations that can support more advanced autopilot technology.” Yan Yan told reporters present.
In terms of speed reduction and fee reduction, data provided by Shanghai Mobile shows that from 2010 to 2017, under the premise of an exponential increase in the monthly traffic usage of users, the overall tariff of Shanghai users has dropped by 85%. At present, Shanghai Mobile has exceeded 25 million users. Shanghai Mobile has upgraded its “speed increase and fee reduction” measures, and released unlimited traffic and upgrades, including the launch of Globalpass’s unlimited enjoyment program starting at RMB 288 per month to achieve 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government. And Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, unlimited traffic, unlimited international traffic 7 to 14 days a month, domestic SMS is not limited, domestic calls from 1200 minutes and other services.
In terms of broadband, Shanghai Mobile also launched the Giga Crowdfunding Plan: If consumers have Gigabit broadband access requirements, they can submit a crowdfunding application online. The community with the highest crowdfunding popularity will prioritize the Gigabit Aurora Broadband transformation. At the same time, considering the individualized broadband demand of some elderly people who live on “two heads”, it has introduced a new type of daily broadband 100 million broadband, which is open to elderly customers over the age of 55, and it costs 1 yuan per day without spending money. At the same time presented "smart housekeeping" high-definition camera, high-definition camera cloud storage services, "Magic 100" TV service, the first to reduce the fixed monthly fee and long-distance fees.