GSMA Wang Jianzhou: Barcelona’s three hot spots are impressed by 5G coverage, cloud computing and low carbon

2022-06-14 0 By

The 2022 MWC Barcelona officially came to a close earlier this month.Two years after the global pandemic, the mobile industry returns to Barcelona for a reunion at the MWC.At the GSMA Post MWC22 Brainstorming session, Wang Jianzhou, senior Advisor to THE GSMA, shared a few highlights of the 2022 MWC Barcelona.He said he was deeply impressed by 5G, cloud computing and carbon emissions.Wang pointed out that China is in a leading position in 5G, both in terms of network scale and application of 5G, and it has become a consensus to deploy 5G with medium, low and high frequency bands.On cloud computing, Wang Jianzhou said that he was in favor of cloud network integration, cloud services have become a kind of information and communication infrastructure services, providing computing power is the responsibility of telecom operators.Finally, for reducing carbon emissions, Wang said there are two concerns, namely how to use 5G technology to contribute to reducing carbon emissions in all industries, and telecom operators should expand the use of renewable energy.The following is the full text of the speech:Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is over.The conference had several hot spots that were particularly impressive.5G has been a hot topic at Mobile World Congress in the past few years.At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 5G is still the biggest buzz.China is a leader in 5G, both in terms of network scale and 5G applications.To this, each country telecommunication colleague gives high evaluation.From the focus of the conference on 5G, people used to pay most attention to technical indicators such as bandwidth and speed of 5G, but now people pay more attention to the efficiency of 5G and the coverage scale of 5G.I remember when we used to visit 5G equipment in showrooms, the focus of manufacturers’ presentations was often to achieve the super-high speed of 5G with a large number of frequencies, such as millimeter-wave in the hundreds of megahertz.At this conference, telecom operators are more focused on how to expand 5G coverage as much as possible at a reasonable cost.The construction of 5G networks with low and medium frequency bands has attracted much attention.Many operators are particularly interested in the low frequency band because of its large coverage and low cost in building 5G networks. I have noticed that in addition to the 700 MHZ band, the possibility of using the 600 MHZ band to build 5G networks has been discussed.It has become a consensus to deploy 5G in medium, low and high frequency bands.It is widely believed that the scale coverage of 5G is the basis for the promotion of 5G applications, and the construction of 5G networks with multi-frequency bands is an effective means to expand 5G coverage.5G private networks are also on everyone’s radar. It is good to see that telecom operators and manufacturers have introduced a variety of 5G private network solutions.Cloud computing was also one of the most talked about topics at the conference.It can be said that cloud computing has received unprecedented attention.Telecom operators are not only deploying various applications on the cloud, but also deploying 5G core networks on the cloud, improving efficiency and reducing costs.Telecom operators have different approaches to deploying cloud computing.The three operators in China have all proposed the strategy of cloud network integration. Telecom operators not only provide connectivity, but also become computing power providers and cloud service providers.There are some international telecom operators that only provide connectivity and do not participate in providing cloud services.In order to reduce costs and reduce heavy assets, some telecom operators build the core network of 5G on public clouds provided by Internet companies or software companies.I’m a big fan of cloud convergence.Cloud services have become a kind of information and communication infrastructure services, providing computing power is the responsibility of telecom operators.Telecom operators have the resources and ability to achieve cloud network convergence.Reducing Carbon Emission Everyone is concerned about reducing carbon emission.In this regard, there are two concerns.How to use 5G technology to contribute to reducing carbon emissions in all industries.At present, there are a lot of application examples. For example, some enterprises that consume a lot of energy have significantly reduced their carbon emissions by using 5G-based energy saving systems.These apps can be heavily promoted.Telecom operators themselves also need to save energy and reduce emissions.On the one hand, telecom operators need to expand their use of renewable energy.On the other hand, to reduce the power consumption of network equipment, which has become a particular concern of operators and manufacturers.Energy consumption of mobile communication network should be reduced by improving equipment performance, optimizing operation process and artificial intelligence.At the conference, some telecom operators volunteered to bring forward their own targets for zero carbon emissions.The general feeling is that as the digital transformation accelerates globally, the responsibility of telecom operators and telecom equipment manufacturers has increased.The whole mobile communication industry is full of vitality.Thank you!