(Yicai Global) March 26 -- China Telecom's Shanghai branch has started building demonstration zones for ultra-fast broadband, as well as fifth-generation wireless network, in the Lingang Industrial Park, China's "Wall Street" of Lujiazui district, and a hospital for Chinese and Western medicine.
China Telecom Shanghai has launched its "Double Gigabit Demonstration Zone" construction projects in Lingang, Lujiazui and Yueyang Hospital, state-backed the Paper reported, citing a statement from the firm.
Lingang, where Tesla's first overseas factory will be located, will use the superfast internet for real-time surveillance, while robot dogs and drones take care of the legwork.
Yueyang Hospital was already able to showcase the capabilities of ultra-fast connectivity. A staff member took pictures of an injury and sent those to a doctor at the hospital who could instruct medical staff on the ground to treat the patient.
Lujiazui's financial firms can use the network to improve the speed of transactions. China Telecom may also cooperate with banks and other financial institutions such as the Shanghai Stock Exchange to promote new innovative business models.
China Telecom Shanghai has achieved 1-gigabit-per-second broadband coverage in 20,000 communities and 10 million households in the eastern city which has the widest such coverage in the world.
Editor: Emmi Laine