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5G speeds Internet access at import expo

Tests carried out by Shanghai Daily shows the latest technology covering the expo venue and neighboring transport hubs is about five times faster than 4G.

Tests have shown that 5G signals at the China International Import Expo venue and neighboring transport hubs will offer five times faster Internet access.

The peak 5G download speed hit 292 Mbps in the CIIE news center, compared with 65.5 Mbps. Meanwhile, the 5G download speed hit around 240 Mbps at Hongqiao International Airport and Xujing East Metro station, the closest station to the National Exhibition and Convention Center. 

The upload speed of 5G is between 40 to 70 Mbps, compared with less than 4G's 20 Mbps.

Shanghai Daily used two SIM cards, both from China Mobile, to conduct the speed tests. The 4G and 5G models were an iPhone 8 Plus and Vivo Nex 3. 

More than 130 5G base stations and 2,795 indoor mini-stations have been set up at the expo venue and neighboring Metro stations and hotels, according to government officials and local branches of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

5G technology will support on-site venue management as well as real-time high-definition video broadcasts and high-tech product demonstrations. 

5G speeds Internet access at import expo
CHEN JIE / SHINE

Shanghai Daily conducted 5G and 4G network speed tests at Hongqiao airport, Xujing East Metro statio and the expo venue. 


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