China's 5G commercialization has entered a countdown stage， with certification to be issued by the end of 2018 and major areas in main cities covered with 5G technology by 2020， Securities Daily reported on Tuesday. 中国凤凰彩票购彩 http://www.gelisagency.com/9/view-14347899.htm Main areas in Beijing will be covered by 5G technology with a fixed broadband network， Gigabit LTE access capability and broadband rates down 10 percent annually by 2020，said Tan Xuxiang，director of the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission， at a press conference on improving the business environment.
Shanghai also plans to complete building a smart city with both mobile communication and fixed broadband networks， obtaining Gigabit access capability and start 5G commercialization at the end of 2020， according to the city's plan on promoting the construction of a new generation of information infrastructure between 2018 and 2020.
Internet Protocol version 6-based networks， intelligent transformation and new industrial internet will also achieve large-scale deployment by the same time in Shanghai as scheduled in the plan.
Current progress in domestic research and development， construction and large-scale field testing of 5G technology shows the goal of starting trials for 5G commercialization in 2019 and complete commercialization of 5G in 2020 can be achieved， said Xiang Ligang， a telecom veteran and CEO of the industry website Cctime.
Only when 5G certification is issued can telecom operators and equipment suppliers officially launch the trial of 5G commercialization and is thus like "an arrow on the bowstring"，Xiang said.