Events showcase advanced 5G services, home appliances and connected cars
A monthlong series of events to boost the consumption of 5G services and products, home appliances and connected cars in Shanghai has begun.
The information events will be attended by representatives of city government, mobile carriers, e-commerce platforms, retailers and carmakers.
As a major part of the Double Five Shopping Festival in Shanghai, the events are expected to lift information consumption up to 10 billion yuan (US$1.43 billion) citywide and boost the city's digital economic development.
Shanghai Acting Mayor Gong Zheng attended the opening ceremony, which was broadcast online.
Six district leaders used live streaming to promote innovation and products, such as connected cars, service robots and smart medical devices.
5G is in the spotlight, with it a key digital infrastructure for services such as e-commerce, gaming and online education.
China Telecom announced its “Three gigabyte-level services” covering 5G, broadband and Wi-Fi, representing the integration between business and technology innovation.
China Telecom will offer 5G networks covering the downtown of the city by June. Its 5G and other information services have served 600,000 small and enterprise firms in Shanghai.
Sunday is also World’s Telecommunication Day.