In December 2nd, the China Telecom opened the 5G pilot base station in Lanzhou. At this point, the China Telecom has opened 5G pilot base stations in six cities, such as Xiong an, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu, Lanzhou and other cities.

It is reported that in October 27th, the China Telecom's first 5G pilot station opened in Shenzhen, the pilot area in Shenzhen software industry base as the center, covering the management of science and Technology Park, ecological park, the campus of Shenzhen University and University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytech University in Shenzhen incubator base area, gathered a large number of high-tech enterprises. In other cities, China Telecom launched the 5G base station in Suzhou in November 10th. In November 11th, Shanghai and December 1st in Chengdu, the 5G pilot base station was officially launched in Lanzhou in December 2nd.

The 5G pilot is the latest development in cooperation between China Telecom and the world's leading network equipment and chip companies to explore cooperation in 5G technology innovation. According to the China Telecom's plan, the 5G laboratory and field test were carried out in 2017-2018 years. Commercial deployment was carried out in 2019, and commercial scale was realized before and after 2020.

The day before the development and Reform Commission issued "on the implementation of the notice" in 2018 a new generation of information infrastructure construction projects expressly to carry out the scale of 5G network construction in 2018, clearly in the frequency below 6GHz, not less than 5 in the city to carry out the construction of 5G network, the number of each city not less 50 5G base station, the whole network terminal number 5G not less than 500.

5G construction and application of large scale networking demonstration project, the municipalities, provincial capital city and the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, the main city of Beijing Tianjin Hebei region as the focus, to carry out the scale of 5G network construction; should at least cover complex urban and indoor environment of 5G network, the formation of continuous coverage, end to end application and demonstration of typical application scenarios provided; not less than 100Mbit/s, millisecond delay 5G broadband data service to users; carry out at least 4K HD, augmented reality, virtual reality, drones and other 2 kinds of typical 5G service and application.

At the same time, the NDRC requires 5G construction and application of large scale networking demonstration project by China Telecom Group Corporation, Chellona Mobile Communications Corporation Cmcc, Chinese United Network Communications Group as the unit summary declaration declared to the organization, each unit limit of 1, and each individual operators reporting projects with a total investment of not less than 100 million yuan.

This time, the China Telecom took the lead in the first step of the 5G business. It has played a very good lead and demonstration effect in the opening of the first batch of 5G pilot base stations in six cities. Next, the China Telecom will continue to cooperate with network equipment manufacturers and chip manufacturers and explore deeply. At the same time, combined with industrial chain enterprises to carry out 5G technology and vertical industry application of the combination of research and testing. For example, in Augmented Reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), haptic Internet, vehicle networking, wireless communication applications, UAVs, power grids and other aspects, China Telecom will launch a wide range of research and experiments.