The development and advancement of 5G technology in China is quite rapid. Presently, there are hundreds of thousands of 5G base stations in China and the Chinese are still building more. According to multiple reports out of China, the Beijing government will build thousands of 5G base stations this year. A recent government work report states that in terms of digital infrastructure, 5G is the vanguard of “new infrastructure”. The report proposes that in 2021, Beijing will add 6,000 5G base stations. It will also promote the application of gigabit fixed networks and IPv6.
According to previous reports, by the end of 2020, the number of 5G base stations in Beijing exceeds 37,000. At the time, it meets its target of covering urban areas and some key business areas.
During the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, Beijing’s “new infrastructure for the digital economy” will speed up. It plans to build 60,000 5G base stations and build communication network infrastructure represented by the Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, industrial-grade 5G chips, and satellite Internet. It will also build an artificial intelligence ultra-high-speed computing center, integrated big data platform, etc. Obviously, Beijing’s plans for 5G are pretty big.
This year, Beijing will also promote the construction of high-level autonomous driving demonstration zones. During the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, Beijing will also build a number of advanced autonomous driving (L4 level) demonstration zones, with a total operating area of more than 1,000 square kilometers. With this, it will achieve its plan for a large-scale operation of high-level autonomous vehicles in a limited area.
Huawei had total control of the Chinese 5G smartphone market at the end of 2020
Push Big data recently released a report showing the market shares of 5G-enabled smartphone manufacturers as well as top-selling models. According to the source, Huawei took over half of the modern smartphone market in China last year, taking 48.8% of the market. Vivo occupies the second position with 16.6% while Oppo is third with 11.2%.
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Apple, which released the first 5G smartphone, only at the end of last year, came in fourth with a score of 5.9%. Samsung and Xiaomi are next, with 2.6 and 1.8% of the market.
Huawei P40 Pro ranked first in the number of activations among devices released last year. The second position is taken by the Huawei P40, followed by the Huawei Nova 7 Pro, and the Huawei Nova 7 SE took fourth place. The iPhone 12 is in the fifth position.
Overall, the ranking of the most popular 5G smartphones includes seven Huawei models, including the Mate 30 Pro, P40 Pro, P40, Nova 7 Pro, Mate 30, Nova 6 5G, and Nova 7 SE.