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GSMA THRIVE CHINA 2020: Guo Ping, Huawei rotating chairman (pictured), declared 5G networks had accelerated uptake of a range of innovative applications in the industrial sector and encouraged adoption of the next-generation technology by even more sectors.
Recent decades had seen the mobile industry basically solve the problem of connecting people, he said. Now more industries are starting to experience the huge upside of faster bandwidth and lower latency, such as remote monitoring in hazardous environments.
Like electricity 100 years ago, he observed ICT is extending into every industry to boost efficiency and save resources, adding industries are going digital at a faster pace with the help of 5G, giving examples of applications being widely adopted in the mining sector in China along with ports and aircraft manufacturing globally.
Enhanced mobile broadband is the most mature feature of 5G, he said. “After talking with many industries, we found that this feature alone can meet many of their needs with only slight adaptations. Industries that adopted 5G early on have started sharing and helping duplicate successful experiences at scale.”
The next step, he said, is for Huawei to work with industry partners on applications to create additional value, by using its network, cloud, …
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