Sep 8, 2020|

JD Logistics and China Telecom Releases 5G Logistics White Paper


by Yuchuan Wang

China Telecom and JD Logistics have jointly released a white paper entitled, “5G Empowers Future Logistics”. The announcement was made during the ongoing China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) held in Beijing. JD Logistics’ 5G logistics park has also received CIFTIS’ “Serving China Demonstration Case” award.

Serving China Demonstration Case award, CIFTIS 2020

“High cost, low efficiency of production, weak global connectivity and lack of coordination between the upstream and downstream supply chain are some of the current weaknesses in China’s logistics industry,” said Wenming Zhe, chief architect and head of logistics R&D Architecture at JD Logistics. The white paper points out that 5G is rapidly converging with other technologies, and is becoming a strong buttress for the digital, internet and intelligent transformation of logistics.

As smart logistics involves real-time data collection which requires a large number of staff, vehicles, goods and devices in various scenarios to be connected, the white paper asserts that a private 5G network is necessary to enable rapid and sustained growth of the industry.  It provides a detailed solution for how to apply a private 5G network to smart logistics.

JD is a leader 5G application in China. The company launched China’s first 5G-powered smart logistics park in Beijing in 2019 and partnered with China’s three leading mobile operators: China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. Leveraging technologies including AI, big data, IoT and AR/VR, JD’s 5G-powered logistics park solution enables real-time monitoring and analysis, and also intelligent decision-making, ultimately increasing operational efficiency, and ensuring a better experience on the customer end.

Download the full whitepaper (in Chinese) here.