Wen ku, director of the information and communication development department of the ministry of industry and information technology, said at a press conference Wednesday that 5G networks and terminals have both entered a mature stage, with nearly 20 5G mobile phones available on the market. This year, 5G will be mainly deployed in hot spots, big cities and other key areas, and the next step will be rural areas.In the first half of this year, China's information and communications industry maintained a steady momentum of development and played a greater role in supporting the economy and society. Besides large bandwidth, 5G also features low latency, high reliability and large connectivity, wen said. In addition to the traditional 4G application, 5G also has the application of the Internet of things and industrial control, and its development is of great significance to the future social development.The ministry of industry and information technology (miit) officially issued 5G licenses on June 6, marking the start of official commercial and large-scale deployment of 5G. Wen ku said that the issuance of 5G licenses in China should not only consider the maturity of equipment and terminals, but also consider the future development of the country, the development of the network and the development of applications. At the time of release, from the industrial chain of China's information and communication industry, both the network and the terminal have entered a mature stage. At present, China's 5G equipment has been mature, there are about 10 or 20 mobile phones basically available, and there will be more by the end of this year. From these two perspectives, it is timely for China to issue 5G licenses.