MIIT Held a Special Meeting on Speeding up the Development of 5G

On March 6, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China held a special meeting on accelerating 5G development to thoroughly study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech on speeding up the construction of 5G networks, data centers and other new infrastructures. MIIT listen to the progress of 5G work in primary telecommunications enterprises, the existing difficulties, opinions and suggestions, research and deployment to speed up the construction of 5G network and other new infrastructure to serve epidemic prevention and control, economic and social development.

Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Chen Zhaoxiong attended the meeting, and China Telecom Chairman Ke Ruiwen, China Mobile Chairman Yang Jie, China Unicom Chairman Wang Xiaochu, China Tower Chairman Tong Jilu, and China Radio and Television Chairman Song Qizhu attended the meeting.

Chen Zhaoxiong fully affirmed the contribution made by the telecommunications enterprises in promoting the construction and application of 5G network, strengthening communication service guarantee and big data support services for epidemic prevention and control, and using the new generation of information and communication technology to help resume work and resume production and suspended classes without stopping school during the epidemic prevention and control period. 

Chen Zhaoxiong pointed out that as a key new infrastructure to support the digital, networked, and intelligent transformation of the economy and society, 5G not only plays a prominent role in helping to prevent and control the epidemic situation and resume work and production, but also has great potential in stabilizing investment, promoting consumption, helping to upgrade, and cultivating new momentum of economic development. It is necessary to focus on the complexity of the current epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development situation, fully understand the importance and urgency of speeding up the development of 5G, scientifically grasp the new situation and new requirements facing the development of 5G, and pragmatically promote the development of 5G.

First, speed up network construction, do a good job in epidemic prevention and control and resumption of work and production as a whole, conscientiously implement the requirements of accurate prevention and control at regional levels, and speed up the pace of 5G network construction.

The second is to deepen integration applications, enrich 5G technology application scenarios, develop platform economy based on 5G, promote the development of 5G terminal equipment and other industries, and cultivate new economic growth points.

The third is to strengthen the industrial ecology, strengthen the coordinated development of enterprises upstream and downstream of the industrial chain, speed up the research and development of 5G key technologies, expand international cooperation and exchanges, and continuously improve the level of 5G security.

Prior to the meeting, Chen Zhaoxiong and the group officers investigated the situation of China Telecom 5G, big data and information application to support epidemic prevention and control and resumption of work and production.

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