Among the 195 major countries in the world, 165 countries have capitals (accounting for 85%), and the observation frequency of Beidou satellite is higher than that of GPS.
Japan's Nikkei Asia review article on November 25, original title: in 165 countries, China's Beidou satellite navigation system eclipses the global positioning system (GPS) of the United States In EthiopiaAddis Ababa, the capital, a bustling city with a population of 4.8 million, the popularity of online food distribution company delivery Addis has soared because its app can deliver food very accurately to customers.The secret behind this accuracy is China's satellite navigation technology.
The rapid growth of this application is driven in part by the Beidou satellite navigation system, whose recent progress highlights Beijing's achievements in the global battle for data dominance.
Meixing Guhe, the owner of a Japanese restaurant in Addis Ababa, said that since she came here from Japan 13 years ago, "smartphone location information has improved by leaps and bounds".
In the past, the United States was at the forefront of this technology. In 1978, it launched the first navigation satellite constituting the global positioning system (GPS). howeverGPS, which has long been the only choice, is now being surpassed by Beidou satellite navigation system.
In 1994, China's Beidou satellite navigation system started and was officially completed in June this year. Beijing's goal is not just economic.
According to Trimble navigation, an American satellite signal receiving company,Among the 195 major countries in the world, 165 countries have capitals (accounting for 85%), and the observation frequency of Beidou satellite is higher than that of global positioning system。
As many as 30 Beidou satellites continuously transmit signals to Addis Ababa, twice that of the U.S. system. This is largely due to the local popularity of Chinese brand cheap smartphones.
For most of the half century since the birth of the Internet, the United States has been an indisputable driving force in cyberspace, but this rapidly growing field is changing rapidly. In this era when all technologies are incorporated into information warfare, China is moving towards a new competitive field: space, network, and even the field known as "brain advantage".
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