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Roads to Mobile 2030: 10 Wireless Industry Trends

Mobile networks will be an important part of the Intelligent World 2030. Here are the 10 trends that will define the future of mobile networks and help us make that world a reality.


5G has been developing rapidly. Over 1.5 million 5G base stations have been deployed around the world, powering 176 commercial 5G networks by September 2021. There are currently more than 500 million users that have upgraded to a 5G experience. The more than 1,000 5G devices that have been launched worldwide are the key to diversified 5G services. 5G is truly changing both industrial production and our lives. And these changes are just the beginning.

By 2030, the mobile Internet will be completely transformed. The digital and physical worlds will be more deeply integrated creating near-real-life experiences. The digital economy will also become a primary driver of the real economy, and industry will shift focus from device efficiency to decision-making efficiency. But these advances will also need us to achieve intrinsic network security and to improve energy efficiency to protect the environment through green growth.

Mobile networks will be an important part of the Intelligent World 2030. Here are the 10 trends, we believe, will help us make that world a reality:

  • Trend #1: 10 Gbps for Physical-Digital Integration
  • Trend #2: One Network for 100Bn All-Scenario IoT
  • Trend #3: Satellite-Ground Collaboration for 3D Coverage 
  • Trend #4: Sensing & Communications Integration for Digital Replica
  • Trend #5: Intelligence in Every Industry and Connection
  • Trend #6: Full-Link, Full-Lifecycle Green Networks
  • Trend #7: Flexible Full-Band Sub-100 GHz
  • Trend #8: Generalized Multi-Antenna for Reduced Per-Bit Cost
  • Trend #9: Security as Cornerstone for a Digital Future
  • Trend #10: Mobile Computing Network for Device-Pipe-Cloud Collaboration

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