Shanghai's 5G services coming to Metro stations

Yuan Luhang
As part of an agreement signed between Metro and telecoms operators, 297 underground stations in the city will have access to 5G networks within six months.
Yuan Luhang
Shanghai's 5G services coming to Metro stations
Ti Gong

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group and local branches of China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Tower, the world's largest telecommunications tower infrastructure service provider, signed an agreement on Monday to accelerate 5G construction and pilot 5G application in Shanghai subways.

The agreement states that in six months, 297 underground Metro stations in Shanghai will have access to 5G networks. Shanghai subways will also be a pilot area to explore 5G applications such as subway safety management, intelligent operation and passenger services.

The agreement is a step toward implementing Shanghai’s 2020-2022 plans to accelerate digital infrastructure construction, with 5G as its core.

By the end of April, more than 19,000 outdoor and indoor 5G base stations had been built in the city.

This year, nearly 10 billion yuan (US$14.05 billion) will be spent on 5G construction in the city, and 30,000 outdoor base stations and 50,000 indoor base stations will be built.

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