The Chinese city has signed an agreement to build infrastructures capable of providing full 5G coverage in a year
Shenzhen will be one of the first cities in the world to boast full 5G coverage. In particular, it is a project of the Chinese hi-tech city that has signed an agreement with the three major telecommunications operators in the country to install 45,000 fifth-generation base stations throughout the city. The project is expected to be completed by the end of next August.
According to The Economic Observer, quoting Jia Xingdong, director of Shenzhen Industrial and Information Technology Bureau, to carry out the project, the Shenzhen branches of China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom will work together to adapt to 15,000 5G base stations by the end of this year.
Shenzhen is making great efforts to reach full 5G coverage
Jia also said that Shenzhen, with the advanced electronic information industry, is one of the ideal cities to achieve the goal of total coverage of 5G. In addition, Shenzhen will undertake to build two 5G industrial clusters by the end of 2022 with a production value of more than hundreds of billions of yuan.
The base stations will first be installed in residential communities, parks and other open areas where they can be erected free of charge. The government will also allow free access to state or state-owned properties and will only charge the actual costs for the construction of base stations and related management fees.
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