China Launches Its First 5G Public Network

Following South Korea and the United States, China has also deployed its first public 5G network in Shenzen.

Starting with 111 5G base stations across Shenzen, China’s state telecom carrier, China Unicom plans to deploy 7,000 base stations offering low latency and higher speeds.

The initiative has been taken in collaboration with the FTZ (Free Trade Zone) Shenzen and the latest technology promises to transform the lives of everyone. From doctors performing surgeries with seamless video conferencing, streaming, downloading and gaming will reach the next level. OTT, Cloud Gaming, VR and AR will offer experiences like never before.

To spread awareness about the true potential of 5G technology, an exhibition will be held jointly by China Unicorn and FTZ from April 26-28.

Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Zhenzhou and Shenyang are next in line for 5G deployment as China Unicom is currently testing the technology in these cities.

China Mobile is also upping the ante in terms of 5G deployment as it eyes 10,000 5G base stations by 2020. Shenzen is known for its IT and startup culture and 5G will further enhance the budding environment for IT companies.

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