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China Mobile and China Radio & TV officially launched 700MHz 5g Network Co Construction and sharing scheme

via:CCTIME飞象网     time:2021/1/27 15:09:50     readed:185

Yesterday, China Mobile and China Radio and television signed a "5g strategy" cooperation agreement, officially starting the co construction and sharing of 700MHz 5g network.On May 20, 2020, China Mobile and China Radio and television signed a cooperation framework agreement on 5g co construction and sharing, but the specific implementation has not been determined. At that time, we only determined the network establishment plan: we jointly invested in the construction of 700MHz 5g wireless network according to the ratio of 1:1, and jointly owned and had the right to use 700MHz 5g wireless network assets.

China Mobile provides China Radio and television with the transmission carrier network from the 700MHz band 5g base station to the local or provincial center of China Radio and television, and shares the 2.6GHz band 5g network with compensation. China Mobile will undertake the operation and maintenance of 700MHz wireless network, and China Radio and television will pay the network operation and maintenance fee to China Mobile. Before the commercial conditions of 700MHz band 5g network, China Radio and television paid to share China Mobile 2G / 4G / 5G network to provide services for its customers. China Mobile provides international business transfer service for China Radio and television.

During the eight months, China Mobile and China Radio and television fully communicated and discussed with each other on specific issues such as construction, maintenance, market and settlement, and recently reached a comprehensive consensus. The "5g strategy" cooperation agreement is the refinement of the above four aspects, namely "5g Network Co Construction and sharing cooperation agreement", "5g network maintenance cooperation agreement", "market cooperation agreement" and "network usage fee settlement agreement".

The cooperation period under the four specific cooperation agreements is from the date of signing the agreement to December 31, 2031, which is divided into the first stage cooperation period and the second stage cooperation period. The first stage cooperation period refers to the period from the date of signing the agreement to December 31, 2021, and the second stage cooperation period refers to the period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2031.

How to build and share?

First, the two sides jointly build a 700MHz wireless network, and China Mobile (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Co., Ltd.) shares the 2.6GHz network with China Radio and television for a fee.

The construction, expansion and renovation of 700MHz wireless network shall be jointly invested by both parties according to the ratio of 1:1. 700MHz wireless network (including but not limited to base station, antenna and necessary wireless supporting equipment) is an integral asset, which shall be owned by both parties according to 1:1 share.

Both parties have the right to make full use of 700MHz wireless network to provide services for their respective customers. Both parties, as the project construction units of 700MHz wireless network, respectively perform the capital construction procedures of the project according to the national legal system and internal management requirements.

China Mobile Communications provides China Radio and television with a 700 MHz frequency 5g base station to the local or provincial center of China Radio and television.

The 700MHz and 2.6GHz wireless networks use the same sharing technology.

Secondly, in terms of network maintenance, both sides have the same network management authority for 700MHz wireless network. CMCC undertakes the operation and maintenance of 700MHz wireless network, and China Radio and television pays CMCC the operation and maintenance fee of 700MHz wireless network. It is understood that CMCC undertakes the network maintenance of 700MHz wireless network and 700MHz transmission bearer network, including fault handling, complaint handling, communication support, cutover upgrade, wireless optimization, base station inspection, etc.

CMCC is responsible for the maintenance of the 700MHz transmission carrier network used by China Radio and television for compensation. The 700MHz wireless network is connected to the respective core network, and each party undertakes the network maintenance of its own core network.

Third, in terms of market cooperation, during the first stage of cooperation, China Radio and television paid to share the 2G / 4G / 5G network of China mobile communications to provide services for China Radio and television customers. In the second stage of cooperation, China Radio and television paid to share the 2.6GHz network of China mobile communication to provide services for China Radio and television customers. After the commercial scale of 700MHz wireless network, new customers of China Radio and television will no longer share the 2G / 4G network of China Mobile Communication in principle.

In addition to the above-mentioned network sharing business cooperation, the two sides will also strengthen cooperation in product design, market operation, customer service, content, national and industry standard formulation, etc.

Fourth, in terms of network usage fee settlement, China Radio and television pays network usage fee to China Mobile, including 700MHz wireless network operation and maintenance fee, 700MHz transmission carrier network usage fee and 2G / 4G / 5G network usage fee.

In the first stage of cooperation, the 700MHz wireless network operation and maintenance fee and 700MHz transmission carrier network usage fee paid by China Radio and television to China Mobile Communications shall be calculated from the second month after the 700MHz 5g base station is connected to China Radio and television core network or the transmission node designated by China Radio and television, and the fee shall be charged according to the number of base stations. At the same time, according to the network business volume of China Mobile's 2G / 4G / 5G network, China Radio and television settled the 2G / 4G / 5G network usage fee to China Mobile.

In the first five years of the second phase of cooperation, China Radio and television will pay CMCC network utilization fee according to the price negotiated by both parties, including 700MHz wireless network operation and maintenance fee, 700MHz transmission carrier network utilization fee and 2.6GHz network utilization fee.

According to the operation and cooperation situation of the first five years of the second stage cooperation period, the two sides will determine the settlement amount of the last five years of the second stage cooperation period through friendly negotiation in 2026. The settlement of cooperation expenses beyond the scope of the agreement, such as customer service and international business, shall be determined by both parties through negotiation.

Good for China Mobile: fast and low cost construction of 5g network covering the whole country

As mentioned earlier, 700MHz band has strong signal penetration and wide coverage. According to calculation, it only needs 400000 base stations to build a national 5g network using 700MHz band, while the three major operators need to build 6 million 5g macro base stations. This is a great advantage for 5g wide area coverage in rural and remote areas.

Then, through co construction and sharing, it is very good for China Mobile. 700MHz can supplement 2.6GHz uplink and wide coverage in rural areas. In this way, China Mobile can build a 5g network covering the whole country with relatively lower cost in a short time, and greatly enhance the 5g competitiveness of China Mobile.

According to the latest data, China Mobile has built the world's largest 5g network, opened more than 390000 5g base stations, developed more than 165 million 5g customers, exceeded the annual construction target ahead of schedule, and provided 5g services for all prefecture level cities and some key counties in China.

Good radio and television: 5g can start quickly

In fact, the most urgent task in front of China's Radio and television: when to establish a nationwide 5g network.

As China Radio and television has developed 5g in 700MHz and 4.9ghz bands, the industry chain of 4.9ghz band is not very mature. Therefore, we can only develop 5g at 700MHz temporarily.

In 2020, the 700MHz band proposal of China Radio and television was adopted by 3GPP and listed in 5g international standard, becoming the world's first 5g low frequency band (Sub-1GHz) large bandwidth 5g international standard.

Industry insiders believe that "for radio and television, we can share the base station and other resources of China Mobile, build a 5g network covering the whole country as soon as possible, and start to release numbers, give full play to the content advantages of radio and Television Department, and become the fourth largest operator worthy of the name, which will exert great pressure on China Telecom and China Unicom in the future."

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