China has built the world’s largest 5G network with 1.6 million stations

China is a world leader in 5G network quality and has already built more than 1.6 million 5G base stations, a key minister said on Tuesday.

Shanghai has the fastest 5G and broadband in the country, and the city is developing a wide range of network-based services, including cloud and AI.

The telecommunications sector is a strategic and leading industry in the national economy.

China has the world’s largest mobile broadband and fiber networks, with 1.6 million 5G base stations already built, said Zhang Yunming, vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. .

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Companies in Shanghai are increasingly moving their operations and services to the cloud, using 5G and fiber networks.

China’s network quality is “better than the level of developed countries in the world,” Zhang said at a conference for Tuesday’s World Telecommunication Day, which this year is themed “Digital technologies for the elderly. and healthy aging”.

The development of the telecommunications industry helps solve problems such as poverty and the digital divide – and the country has emphasized the use of high technology to help the elderly and those living in rural areas.

In Shanghai, China Mobile has built 27,000 5G base stations across the city. Deep 5G coverage is available in business centers, cultural and tourist sites, and factories.

China Telecom, with 5.6 million family broadband users in Shanghai, provides network capacity of more than 1 gigabyte per second in the city – the fastest broadband network in the country.

On Tuesday, China Telecom launched its Cloud Broadband product with “storage, security and intelligent” services, covering cybersecurity, gaming, live streaming and ultra-high definition video.

The new cloud-based services are a vital part of Shanghai’s efforts to resume work and production as the pandemic eases.

It’s a new product that “redefines broadband,” said Gong Bo, general manager of Shanghai Telecom.

The new service will gradually cover the more than 5 million existing users.

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