At present, the three major telecom operators have released financial reports for the first half of the year. The overall data looks beautiful, of which 5g users are the most interesting. By the end of June 2020, China Mobile’s 5g package customers have reached 70.2 million, with a penetration rate of 7.42%; China Telecom’s 5g package users have reached 37.84 million, with a penetration rate of 11.02%; China Unicom has not released the specific number of 5g users. < / P > < p > if the number of 5g users of China Mobile and China Telecom is simply added, it can be seen that the number of 5g users has exceeded 100 million, which is still without the calculation of 5g user data of China Unicom. However, according to the data released by the Ministry of industry and information technology a few days ago, the sales volume of 5g mobile phones in China is 86.23 million, including 66 million 5g users. < / P > < p > although it is possible for some users to open mobile and telecom 5g packages at the same time, from my personal experience, this situation is not the mainstream. So why is there such a huge gap between the number of 5g users counted by telecom operators and the data released by the Ministry of industry and information technology? < p > < p > originally, China Mobile and telecom counted the number of users who opened 5g tariff packages, while the Ministry of industry and information technology counted the number of users who owned 5g mobile phones and used 5g networks. < / P > < p > the author believes that the main reason for such data fighting is the excessive pursuit of 5g user data by operators. You should know that the opening of 5g package does not mean that 5g network can be used. Such data, to a large extent, is “distorted”, not only can not accurately reflect the real operation ability of telecom operators, but may become a drag on their operation, and even affect the macro decision-making to a certain extent. However, operators should face up to the reality and attract users with content and services instead of pursuing data beauty unilaterally. It should be noted that 5g requires huge investment, and the operating cost is significantly higher than that of 4G. If the number of line g users is not as large as it appears, but more and more 5g base stations are built, this will only lead to an irrational increase in cost. At present, some operators choose to let 5g base stations sleep in off peak hours in order to save electricity charges. China Mobile also admitted in the financial report that “the scale of 5g network and data center has been expanded, and the electricity bill has increased rapidly”. All these problems are worthy of vigilance. < p > < p > first, actively squeeze out water. The puffy 5g data can not really serve the society and have no commercial value. It may even infringe on the right to know of users and the interests of consumers, and has a negative impact on the macro decision-making of the country. Secondly, we should focus on the development of phenomenal applications. The “key battle” of 3G to 4G conversion is clearly remembered by the appearance of wechat, a phenomenal application, and the introduction of grabbing red packets has greatly promoted the development of 4G. Now 4G to 5g, most people can hardly feel the substantial change, because voice and other applications are enough in 4G state. Third, the development of 5g should start from the reality. If there is a need for large-scale development of 5g in each central city, it is necessary to accelerate the development of 5g in each central city and promote the landing of automatic driving and smart city. In other cities and rural areas, 5g is not a necessity, and the construction speed can be a little slower. Fourthly, 5g construction needs the support and investment of local government. Shenzhen municipal government announced a few days ago that more than 46000 5g base stations have been built, realizing the full coverage of 5g infrastructure in the whole city. Obviously, the construction of these facilities cannot do without the support of local governments. In the second quarter of this year, more than 67 million 5g mobile phones were shipped in China’s domestic market in the past four quarters, according to a report from IDC. This shows that users have gradually accepted 5g mobile phones, which is a good trend. However, only when the content and application drivers are really useful, can users be able to line g. This is a reality that telecom operators must face up to.