On June 6, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued 5G commercial licenses to China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network, which marked the beginning of the 5G era in China.
China Mobile 5G+ Launch Event
On June 25, China Mobile 5G launch event “5G+ Win the Future Together” was held in Shanghai. Hanshow was invited to witness the launch of China Mobile’s “5G+” strategy.
Actually, 5G is not simply “4G+1G”. It is more revolutionary and represents higher values. It can provide infrastructure for cross-over, all-round and multi-level industrial integration in depth, and fully release the magnification, superposition and multiplication effects of digital applications on economic and social development.
If we say 4G changes life, then 5G will change the society. The rapid popularization of 4G has promoted the vigorous development of mobile Internet applications and made it more convenient for people; while 5G will bring more profound changes to economic transformation, social progress and people’s livelihood improvement. China Mobile hopes to stimulate new momentum for economic growth, create new opportunities for social development, provide new experiences of digital life, build a new mode of open cooperation, add infinite possibilities, add infinite splendor and add a bright future through the “5G+” program.
Yang Jie, Chairman of China Mobile, said: “To promote 5G development, network is the foundation, integration is the key, cooperation is the trend and application is fundamental”. As an access mode, 5G can fully play the important role of key infrastructure, nurture new information products & services and become a core engine to boost the development of various industries only by deep integration with new information technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Big Data and Edge Computing etc.. China Mobile will continue promoting 5G+AICDE integration and innovation to create 5G-centered ubiquitous intelligent infrastructure, build more new capabilities, launch more new applications, expand more new scenarios and stimulate more new types of business.
China Mobile 5G Co- Achievements Release
So what epoch-making applications will 5G have in the field of IoT? What are the plans and actions of China Mobile?
From June 26 to 28, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019 (abbreviated as MWC Shanghai) with the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity” was held in Shanghai New International Expo Center. The cutting-edge applications of 5G globally became the focus of the conference. China Mobile displayed the panorama of “5G+ New Smart City” at the meeting, and it held the “New Energy · 5G+” China Mobile 5G Co- Achievements Conference on June 27.
China Mobile put forward that it would conform to the development needs of new urbanization in China, give full play to the advantages of “5G+” and speed up the development of urban informatization into a new type of smart city. In the future, it will contribute to the construction of smart cities through “establishing new concepts, adopting new technologies, creating new platforms, enriching new applications and building new ecology”. Thus, its first action is to build China Mobile smart service offices, where the applications of smart information, smart marketing and smart interaction are combined through the “5G+ Hanshow ESL”, making every single customer experience the warmth brought by China Mobile 5G+ new technology.
Real application scenario of Hanshow NB-IoT ESL
At the beginning of 2019, China Mobile and Hanshow formally reached cooperation to use Hanshow NB-IoT ESL as an important hardware element of the new retail digital transformation and upgrading of China Mobile service offices. NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) is an important branch of the Internet of Things. It is an emerging technology in the field of IoT. It supports cellular data connection of low power devices in WAN. Also named low power wide area network (LPWAN), it has the characteristics of wide coverage, supporting massive links, low power consumption and low module cost. At the same time, it also provides a very comprehensive coverage of indoor cellular data connection.
China Mobile Customized Edition
Hanshow NB-IoT ESL is connected with commodity database, accessed to China Mobile Intelligent Operating Platform and combined with 5G applications. In this way, the service offices do not need to specially arrange ESL communication base stations. They can directly grab data from the cloud, and the ESLs can be connected to the network to unify and update commodity information in real time. In addition, ESL also has rich interactive applications for multi-dimensional interactions with consumers, shop assistants and the headquarters, which effectively enhances customer consumption experience and store operation efficiency, and facilitates the digital transformation and upgrading of China Mobile smart service offices.
Hanshow NB-IoT ESL displayed in “MWC Shanghai”
Additionally, in order to strengthen consumer recognition of China Mobile brand, convey the high-quality, high-tech and high-trust product image to users so as to increase the product premium, China Mobile issued the Manual of Unified Appearance Design Elements for China Mobile Intelligent Hardware to its ecological partners, and put forward the “four unifications” of product appearance, i.e. unified LOGO, unified CMF, unified design gene and unified packaging. China Mobile and the benchmarking partners in various fields jointly launched the “Initiative of Unified Appearance Design Elements for Intelligent Hardware”, which will bring customers a brand new product image and infinite possibilities of intelligent experiences in the 5G era.
On June 27, Eric Feng, Vice President of Hanshow Technology (second from the left), attended the “New Energy · 5G+” China Mobile 5G Co- Achievements Conference and participated in China Mobile’s Initiative of Appearance Design Elements for Intelligent Hardware.
It is expected that the 5G and IoT technologies will be more closely integrated in the future to boost new development of industrial IoT. Hanshow will continue supporting the derivative applications of China Mobile 5G IoT from multiple dimensions and with flexible extensions to meet customized and personalized needs of the industry, and will also help China Mobile accelerate 5G development, promote industrial upgrading and high-quality economic development, provide superior information services for the public, and contribute to building a strong network power, digital China and an intelligent society.
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