China’s 5G Online Terminal Connections Surpass 100 million: Report

The 2020 China Internet Development Report was released on Nov. 23 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, during the 2020 World Internet Conference, revealing the number of 5G online terminal connections exceeds 100 million.

According to the report by the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies, more than 500,000 5G base stations have been established across China as of today. Since 2020, one-third of the global 5G network has been based on Chinese 5G technology.

By the end of 2019, there were approximately 74,000 data centers in the country, accounting for 23% of the global total with a market size exceeding 156.2 billion yuan.

The overall economic scale of the Industrial Internet industry in 2019 is about 2.13 trillion yuan.

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Computer chip manufacturers in China have achieved technological breakthroughs. Leading memory chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technology Co., Ltd. rolled out its storage product lineup in April, with a 128-layer flash memory chip that has allowed the company to catch up with international counterparts.

Meanwhile, the market for artificial intelligence (AI) chips has continued to expand, exceeding 5 billion yuan.

In 2019, China’s AI patent applications reached 110,000, surpassing the U.S. for the first time and making China the country with most patents worldwide.

Huawei ranked first while ZTE ranked third in terms of applications among all companies, with Huawei’s open-source microkernel-based HarmonyOS expected to end the Android operating system’s dominion in the domestic mobile phone market.