From December 2nd to 5th, the 2021 Boao Forum for Chinese Entrepreneurs will arrive as scheduled. Among them, the 2021 Boao Digital Economy Development Forum was held today at the Boao Forum for Asia International Conference Center. The event invited relevant leaders and guests, experts and scholars in the industrial Internet field, and business representatives to conduct keynote speeches and roundtable discussions on the topic of digital economy, share the responsibility of the digital age, and promote the prosperity and healthy development of the digital economy. Qualcomm Global Senior Vice President Qian Kun attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech entitled “5G Empowers Digital Economy and Opens up New Space for Cooperation”, sharing the development and integration of new technologies such as 5G, AI, and IoT. The opportunities brought by the industry and the practical results of applications in various vertical fields; it demonstrates that Qualcomm, as the world’s leading wireless technology innovator, is committed to supporting China’s innovation-driven development strategy, actively empowering the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, and spawning new industrial models , To cooperate with Chinese industrial partners for a win-win situation, share 5G development opportunities, and realize the vision of a new 5G ecology.
The picture shows Qian Kun, senior vice president of Qualcomm, delivering a keynote speech at the Boao Forum for Digital Economy Development in the Boao Forum for Chinese Entrepreneurs in 2021.
The following is the transcript of Qian Kun’s speech:
Dear leaders and distinguished guests, good morning everyone!
I am very happy to be able to participate in today’s event.
In just two years since the commercial launch of 5G, we have seen that the development momentum of 5G commercialization has exceeded expectations. In China, 5G commercial development has achieved outstanding results, and the network and user scale are leading in the world. According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of November this year, China has built more than 1.15 million 5G base stations, and 5G terminal users have reached 450 million. In July this year, 10 departments including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the “5G Application “Sailing” Action Plan (2021-2023)”, which established China’s 5G development goals for the next three years, focusing on promoting 5G applications in 15 industries including the Industrial Internet. Promoting the large-scale development of 5G industry applications has become an important measure to promote high-quality economic development, empower the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry, and enhance the resilience of the industrial chain and supply chain.
5G has fiber-like transmission rates, ultra-low latency, and ultra-large capacity, enabling everything to be continuously connected to the cloud. The combination of 5G and AI will not only transform the user experience, but will also promote the digital transformation of almost all industries. According to the forecast of the market research company IHS, by 2035, 5G will create 13.1 trillion U.S. dollars in economic output globally and will create more than 20 million jobs, including millions of jobs in China.
5G and AI play an important role in the whole process of healthcare. During the epidemic, telemedicine has become part of the new normal, and this change may evolve into a long-term phenomenon. It is estimated that by 2030, half of the medical services in the United States will be completed through the cloud, and similar trends are expected to occur in China and other countries and regions around the world. These changes will help the medical and health industry expand the scope of services, reduce costs and improve effectiveness, benefiting people of all income levels.
5G and AI are supporting new functions in the automotive industry, making the driving experience safer and more enjoyable. Based on 5G cellular car networking, cars will be able to communicate directly with other vehicles, pedestrians and infrastructure, and exchange information on roads and traffic conditions in real time. They can also share driving intent, trajectory, and location information to support more predictable collaborative autonomous driving, saving time and energy, reducing traffic accidents, and reducing mortality. The combination of 5G cellular car networking and AI will support higher levels of autonomous driving, greatly improving safety and convenience. 5G and AI will also revolutionize the in-car experience, provide more personalized cockpit configurations and content for drivers and passengers, and bring digital lifestyles into the in-car space.
5G and AI will also have an important impact on industrial use cases and the manufacturing industry. In the future, factories will be highly intelligent, with intensive deployment of sensors, industrial robots and head-mounted Display equipment in the factory area, and data transmission to the cloud through an optimized, scalable and highly reliable 5G enterprise private network. Manufacturing equipment will use smart cameras to monitor production and dynamically adjust equipment to correct errors in real time. This will not only help manufacturing companies improve the level of automation and control efficiency, but also help companies obtain real-time data, improve business insights, and make decisions faster and more accurately.
5G millimeter wave technology is essential to unleash the full potential of 5G. Millimeter wave technology will help 5G further expand to fixed wireless access, 5G enterprise private networks, and industrial Internet. The advantages of 5G millimeter wave applied to the industrial Internet include: First, the ultra-large bandwidth, the bandwidth advantage of the millimeter wave frequency band can meet the needs of large-scale data transmission; second, the ultra-low latency, 5G millimeter wave is 5G air interface delay less than 1 millisecond It can meet the extremely low latency requirements of industrial-grade applications; third, reliable connection, 5G millimeter wave can achieve ultra-reliable low-latency communication capabilities, while meeting the high reliability requirements of the industrial Internet up to 99.9999%, Maintain millisecond-level delay; fourth, high-precision positioning, 5G millimeter wave can achieve centimeter-level real-time positioning, so as to meet the diverse needs of the industrial Internet.
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator, as well as a driving force for 5G R&D, commercialization and realization of scale. Since its establishment, Qualcomm has firmly believed in the power of “connection”. We have focused on the research and development of wireless basic technology to solve the most complex challenges facing the industry. “Connecting” also means working together to create value. Nowadays, the importance of interconnection between companies and industries and industries is emerging.
In China, Qualcomm maintains close cooperation with the Chinese terminal ecosystem. In January 2018, Qualcomm and many leading Chinese mobile phone manufacturers such as Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo, Lenovo, ZTE and Wingtech launched the 5G pilot program. The vision of this program is to support the accelerated deployment of 5G and help Chinese partners Achieved success in domestic and global markets.
After the launch of the “5G Pilot Program”, Qualcomm has applied 5G technology to the Snapdragon 8 series, 7 series, 6 series and 4 series mobile platforms. These Snapdragon platforms all use global 5G solutions, which can fully support various combinations of 5G frequency bands, and provide platform support for partners to develop 5G terminals.
Since the launch of the “5G Pilot Program”, China’s top five smartphone manufacturers have increased their share of global shipments by more than one-third. At the 2020 China International Trade in Services Fair held in September last year, the “5G Pilot Program” was awarded the “Service Demonstration Case Science and Technology Innovation Award” by the organizer, which is recognition and encouragement for Qualcomm’s cooperation with Chinese partners.
In July last year, in order to accelerate the construction and development of the IoT industry ecosystem and enable Chinese manufacturers to better grasp the opportunities in the domestic and foreign markets, Qualcomm and more than 20 leading companies jointly initiated the “5G IoT Innovation Plan.” Many module manufacturers, including MAG, Quectel, Fibocom, SIMCom, etc., have adopted Qualcomm technology to launch a series of 5G modules, which promotes 5G in the Internet of Vehicles, Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Agriculture and other fields Global applications.
In September of this year, the “5G Internet of Things Innovation Plan” won the 2021 China International Trade in Services “Service Demonstration Case Technology Innovation Award”. With the deepening of cooperation with Chinese industrial partners in the 5G field, we have once again won this honor.
Here I will introduce a case where 5G supports application innovation in the medical industry. In October of this year, Wuxi Municipal Health Commission, Wuxi Emergency Center, Qualcomm, and Wuxi Mobile formally reached a four-party strategic cooperation to jointly promote the “5G+Smart First Aid” project. In the new type of emergency vehicle, the 5G smart network engine equipped with Qualcomm’s X55 chip can transmit patient vital signs and other data through the 5G emergency network to the Wuxi Municipal Health Commission data center, so that the hospital can formulate a rescue plan in advance. Ambulance vehicles can also send priority control instructions on the road to provide patients with a seamless green channel for medical treatment in the pre-hospital hospital. The “5G+Smart First Aid” project has effectively shortened the treatment time for patients with chest pain and other patients, and improved service capabilities. In the 4th “Blooming Cup” 5G Application Contest held by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, this project won the first prize in the Jiangsu Division and became a new model of “5G + Smart Medical” by all parties.
We firmly believe that 5G-enabled smart connected cars are the next blue ocean for mobile smart terminals and are expected to become one of the largest application scenarios in the Internet of Things. 5G technology will play an enabling role in helping China’s auto industry to achieve transformation, upgrading and green development. Currently in the automotive field, Qualcomm’s core business includes: in-vehicle networking and cellular car networking, digital cockpits, advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving, and cloud-side terminal management. At present, more than 150 million cars worldwide have adopted Qualcomm’s technology. Many well-known car brands are displayed here, including international brands, and leading Chinese brands such as Great Wall, BYD, Weilai, Xiaopeng and Ideal. Among the world’s 25 leading automakers, 23 have adopted the Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform; the current total value of orders for Qualcomm’s automotive solutions has reached approximately US$10 billion; in the past 18 months, only in China, Qualcomm Has supported Chinese automakers to launch more than 20 models.
Qualcomm has been committed to supporting and facilitating the innovation of China’s mobile ecosystem and actively assisting China’s innovation-driven development strategy. For example, through close cooperation with local governments and industrial partners, we have established joint innovation centers in Chongqing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanchang and other places, covering smart IoT, 5G, artificial intelligence, VR/AR, wearable devices, etc. field. In addition, we have invested in more than 70 leading Chinese companies, covering innovative vertical applications such as 5G and artificial intelligence.
The 5G-driven future will inspire endless opportunities and far exceed people’s imagination. Through continuous and substantial R&D investment, we are committed to breaking through the boundaries of 5G technology, providing our partners in China and the world with the most comprehensive technologies and solutions, helping them to innovate and grow globally. In all future consumer applications and vertical market applications empowered by 5G, we hope to work closely with Chinese partners to create more innovative opportunities, work together for a win-win situation, and share 5G development opportunities.
thank you all.