People's Daily Online 2017-10-16 09:17
Original Title: Digital Five Years, Mobile Internet, Infinity Between Square Inches
In today's digital five years, we will focus on the mobile Internet. In the past five years, with the continuous improvement of mobile communication infrastructure, China's Internet has fully entered the mobile era, and its development speed, user scale, application innovation, and technological breakthroughs have all shown a world-leading development momentum. Smartphones not only change our way of life, but also weave an efficient and convenient information network, which amazes the world.
Five years ago, China's mobile phone network was still 3G, and the number of applications that could be selected was only one-eighth of what it is now, and the number of mobile Internet users was only about 420 million. When downloading a movie, you will see this interface most often.
In 2013, the 4G license was officially issued, and China also launched its own 4G standard, and the mobile Internet began to develop rapidly in China.
As of May this year, the number of 4G base stations in my country reached 2.79 million, accounting for 60% of the global total, making it the world's largest 4G communication network. This is how fast a movie is downloaded now.
Today, the number of mobile Internet users in China has soared from 420 million to 724 million, making it the number one in the world.
Before we know it, our lives have been changed by mobile phones.
In the morning peak every day, across the country, there are an average of 40,000 mobile phone ride-hailing orders every minute waiting for the driver's response. The number of mobile phone takeaway users has reached 274 million. In China today, 69 of every 100 mobile Internet users are using mobile phones to pay, which is more than five times that at the end of 2012.
The number of online shoppers in China and the transaction volume of online shopping are the first in the world, and the amount of mobile payments for Chinese people exceeds 208 trillion a year.
High-speed rail, online shopping, mobile payment, and shared bicycles, among the four new Chinese inventions rated by foreigners, three are closely related to the mobile Internet industry.
At the end of 2012, the market value of China's Internet listed companies was only 920 billion. Today, the market value of these companies exceeds 7 trillion.
Today's Chinese can live a cashless life with peace of mind. They can control everything at home with a single touch from thousands of miles away. Even the health of their family members can be easily controlled through their mobile phones.
At the beginning of this year, the number of mobile phone applications in China exceeded 4 million, eight times that of five years ago. The next-generation mobile network 5G has also launched basic research and development trials this year, and is expected to be officially commercialized in 2020. Who can say for sure what surprises China will bring to the world in the next five years.