The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a serious impact not only on the service industry, but also on manufacturing companies including 5G infrastructure suppliers. Despite the ongoing discussions about Open RAN and open networks, most advanced 5G networks still rely on Tier 1 infrastructure providers, and their supply chains have been interrupted. The shortage of component manufacturing or network labor deployment is the main reason for the interruption of the supply chain.
ABI Research senior analyst said: "The current virus outbreak may delay the deployment of advanced 5G NR systems, including large-scale multiple input multiple output (MIMO) and active antennas that a large number of operators have begun to deploy. That means operators who have deployed a large number of base stations will be easier to become early adopters and benefit from the early transition from previous generations to 5G. In the short term, due to geopolitical restrictions and COVID 19, 5G radio deployment will be further delayed.”
In the long run, although the development of 5G will slow down, it is vital for mobile operators to broaden their supply chain and avoid a single-vendor infrastructure market. In addition, the impact of the virus outbreak may accelerate more innovative use cases and services.
The virus outbreak provides a good opportunity for network operators and related agencies. Network operators should be able to manage the risk of a few vendors introducing infrastructure markets. Relevant institutions should adopt new technologies and understand how to use these new technologies to improve business and society during this special times. Judging from the current negotiations, China Mobile and China Broadcast Network may share 700MHz bandwidth, so that they can jointly use the alternative 5G network.
In addition to the allocation of frequency bands, the future application direction of 5G broadcasting also attracted market attention.
Zou Xueyong believes that China Broadcast Network is most likely to launch 5G services from three aspects, first of all, customers at home, which is the key target. In the future, China Broadcast Network may create content-based operators through the content + network method; secondly, it is the communication service for individuals.; what`s more, they may also switch from TV content to mobile phone value-added services to create mobile-TV services.
In fact, during this year, practical cases have already appeared in some 5G businesses. For example, On February 2nd, a reporting alliance formed by a number of mainstream media nationwide broadcasted the Hubei Anti-epidemic News Conference to the entire network through the 5G signal provided by China Broadcast Network. Over these months, some schools carried out 5G network deployment and through 5G video education by China Broadcast Network, and broadcast on the existing cable TV network to enable students to have classes at home.
At present, domestic 5G commercialization is progressing smoothly, with more than 150,000 5G base stations already built, and more than 800,000 by the end of this year, 5G networks are expected to accelerate to cover the whole country. While the construction of 5G is gradually accelerating, we OPELINK will never slacken off and continue to provide the best optical communication products for customers at home and abroad.
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