START OF 5G ERA

2019-09-09 16:01:14 Beijing Review 2019年24期

Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei (front right) hands over a 5G license for commercial use to Zhao Jingchun, Chairman of China Broadcasting Network, in Beijing on June 6.

The ministry also issued the fi rst batch of 5G licenses for commercial use to China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom the same day, marking a new era in Chinas telecommunication industry.

The 5G technology, which can support next generation of mobile devices like driverless cars, is expected to generate 10.6 trillion yuan ($1.54 trillion) of economic output and over 3 million jobs between 2020 and 2025, according to a research report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.