Chinese telecom giant China Unicom's Beijing subsidiary launched a "5G NEXT" plan on August 13th, in order to embrace faster wireless 5G networks in the near future. With an aim to build an "open, sharing, prosperous, and win-win" 5G ecological system, the subsidiary will build 300 5G base stations this year in Beijing, one of the 16 pilot cities previously announced.
Other cities will also pilot 5G technology including Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guiyang, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, and Shenyang. The subsidiary will pilot the commercialization of 5G technology and test the 5G networks in Beijing later this year, according to Wang Chuanbao, the vice general manager.
Beijing will apply 5G technology in major projects and events in the next five years, such as Tongzhou District - Beijing's subsidiary administrative center, the capital's new international airport, the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Many enterprises will also deploy 5G technology in the fields of self-driving, logistics, and aerial vehicles.