Shanghai Set To Dive Deeper Into 5G Innovations

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Credits: China Daily

Oceanic coverage of 5G networks and related applications should be significantly deepened in Shanghai by 2024 so that the city can grow into a powerhouse for smart ocean technologies, said the local government.

Network Integration in Ocean Tech

According to the action plan, Shanghai will build an integrated network connecting all land, sea, air and space internet infrastructure platforms.

The application of 5G technologies should be promoted for more scenarios, including marine supervision, science and technology, marine economy and intelligent shipping.
Adora Magic City
  • Adora Magic City, China’s first domestically built large cruise ship that was made by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co, is the world’s first 5G-based cruise ship, with the 5G network specially created by China Telecom’s Shanghai branch.
  • Xie Qunwei, director of the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, said that the integrated application of 5G technologies is an important engine to drive the city’s digitalization and smart transformation.

Bold 5G Ventures

More pilot programs and projects applying 5G technologies in the shipping industry should be launched so that successful results can be replicated more rapidly and promoted more extensively, said Wang Tianguang, head of the Shanghai Communications Administration.

The action plan rolled out in March 2022 to promote 5G applications in smart manufacturing, said Qin Ling, deputy director of the Lingang communications management office under the Shanghai Communications Administration.

Data provided by the Shanghai municipal government showed that the metropolis built a total of 78,835 5G base stations by the end of May, with an average annual growth rate of over 65 percent.

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Source: China Daily