Wang Jianzhou: 5G Standardization Comes into the Final Stage and Sharing Spectrum Resources Between Operators is Suggested

On March 20th in Beijing, at the China Week of the Post MWC18 Forum held by GSMA, Wang Jianzhou, senior consultant of GSMA and president of China Association of Listed Companies, made a wonderful presentation on the development of the 5G industry and its future prospects. He said that after the release of 5G non-independent networking standards by 3GPP at the end of last year, major vendors have demonstrated 5G equipment using the new wireless standard during this year's GSMA Barcelona exhibition, which means that 5G technology is basically mature, and 5G standardization is already entering the final stage.

Wang Jianzhou believes that the application of 5G will focus on two aspects: first, eMBB (enhanced mobile broadband), to provide higher network capacity, and second, uRLLC, that is, high reliability and low latency, “When 5G and AI are combined, 5G applications will reach the flash point."

In Wang Jianzhou’s view, although the products recently launched by mobile phone manufacturers actively promote camera functions and a full screen, 5G will certainly bring about tremendous changes to the terminal. “Now the mobile phone is a personal information center, and the future mobile phone will be extended to an intelligent control center. Folding screens may come soon. In addition, both the battery and the operating system will change dramatically."

Regarding the 5G frequency allocation problem, Wang Jianzhou said that if each operator can only be allocated to 100MHz, it will be difficult to meet the 20Gb/s downlink rate peak required by 5G. His proposed solution includes the use of millimeter waves. Frequency bands and operators share frequency resources and even access the system.