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Development of Chinese Telecoms in 5G Industrial Internet of Things

  • Report

  • 19 Pages
  • March 2021
  • Region: China
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5308206

To deepen the industrial IoT (Internet of Things) adoption in the manufacturing sector, the Chinese government the 512-project promotion plans for 5G + industrial Internet” no longer after the rollout of commercial 5G services in November 2019. According to this plan, China aims to build five 5G-powered industrial public service platforms, covering 10 critical sectors, and establish at least 20 major industrial applications by 2022.

This report analyzes 5G deployment plans and major industrial applications of three leading Chinese telecom operators: China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom.

List of Topics

  • Development of three leading Chinese telecom operators in 5G industrial IoT (Internet of Things), touching on a government program and deployment plans of China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, and CBN
  • Development of China Mobile in six applications associated with smart manufacturing, smart grid, smart mining, smart port, and smart logistics
  • Development of China Unicom in three applications of smart port, smart mining, and smart manufacturing in cooperation with businesses such as Tianjin Port, Shanxi Coking Coal Group, and FAW Group
  • Development of China Telecom in four applications associated with smart manufacturing, smart cement, and smart manufacturing park in cooperation with businesses such as Midea, Semen Singa Merah, Haier, and Sany Heavy Industry


Table of Contents

1. Development of China's 5G+ Industrial Internet Program
1.1 Program Objectives
1.2 Objectives of 5G Infrastructure

2. Telecoms 5G Deployment Plans
2.1 China Mobile
2.2 China Unicom and China Telecom
2.3 CBN

3. Development of Telecoms 5G+ Industrial Internet Projects
3.1 China Mobile
3.1.1 Five Upgrade Strategy
3.1.2 5G+ Industrial Internet Applications 5G+ Smart Manufacturing 5G+ Smart Grid 5G+ Smart Mining 5G+ Smart Steel 5G+ Smart Port 5G+ Smart Logistics
3.2 China Unicom
3.2.1 Eight Action Plans and Innovative Applications
3.2.2 Private 5G Networks and 5G Product Line-ups
3.2.3 5G+ Industrial Internet Applications Tianjin Port - Smart Port Shanxi Coking Coal Group - Smart Mining FAW Group - Smart Manufacturing
3.3 China Telecom
3.3.1 Integrated 5G+ Industrial Internet Strategy
3.3.2 5G+ Industrial Internet Applications Midea - Smart Manufacturing Semen Singa Merah - Smart Cement Haiers Washing Machine Factory - Smart Manufacturing Sany Heavy Industry - Smart Manufacturing Park

4. Analyst's Perspective
4.1 Data Monitoring, Machine Vision, Remote Operation and Maintenance, and Remote Control as Typical Applications
4.2 Infrastructure for 5G-enabled Industrial Internet Yet Completed
4.3 Political Incentives Lead to Early Deployment, but Economic Benefits Remain Unclear

List of Companies

List of Figures
Figure 1 China Mobiles 5G Deployment for 2020
Figure 2 CBN's 5G Deployment
Figure 3 China Mobiles Five Upgrade Strategy for 5G+ Industrial Internet
Figure 4 China Unicoms 5G Smart Port Project at Tianjin Port
Figure 5 China Telecoms 5G Industrial Internet Services
Figure 6 Midea's 5G Application at Midea Weiqing Malong Park16
Figure 7 SEMEN SINGA MERAH's Visual Production Inspection Enabled by 5G
Figure 8 Smart Surveillance Platform enabled by 5G at Haiers Washing Machine Factory in Tianjin



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co.
  • Anhui Conch Cement Co.
  • Ansteel Group
  • BBMG
  • Beckhoff
  • CBN
  • China Construction science and industry
  • China Mobile
  • China National Building Material
  • China Power Investment Corporation
  • China Resources Cement Co. 
  • China Southern Power Grid
  • China State Shipbuilding Corporation
  • China Telecom
  • China Tobacco Machinery
  • China Unicom
  • COSCO Shipping
  • Dongfang Electric
  • FAW Group
  • General Electric
  • Guangxi Yuchai Heavy Industry Co.
  • Haier
  • Haier Group
  • Hesteel Group
  • Huawei
  • Huayang New Material Science And Technology Group Co.
  • Jiangxi Greenform Electronic
  • Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Co.
  • Midea Group
  • Power Construction
  • Red Lion Cement
  • Sany Heavy Industry Co. 
  • Semen Singa Merah
  • Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Southwest Cement Co.
  • State Grid Corporation of China
  • TCL Group
  • Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co. 
  • Xiaomi
  • Xishan Coal and Electricity Power
  • Yatai Cement Co.


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis