(Yicai Global) March 5 -- China Unicom plans to build thousands more fifth-generation wireless network technology base stations in Shanghai by May to prepare for the official commercial launch after the leading carrier finished the first stage of its pilot project for the cutting-edge technology.
The Beijing-based firm started the second phase of the project at the end of last year, according to a statement. By the end of April, stations will be in place in Hongqiao Railway Station, Hongqiao Airport, Huangpu District, Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Railway Station, China International Exhibition Center, Century Park, Yan'an Elevated Road, Zhangjiang Industrial Park, Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Rail, Binjiang Trail, Disney, Pudong International Airport, Xujiahui central business district and Caohejing Emerging Technology Development Zone.
The first phase, already completed, covers the core areas of the city and the National Exhibition Center, university towns, science parks, business hotspots, tourist attractions and other key areas in Qingpu, Songjiang, Pudong, Jiading, Yangpu, Hongkou, Huangpu and Chongming districts, state-backed news outlet The Paper reported.
China Unicom and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China held a press conference regarding a 5G smart factory at a Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing facility on Feb. 28. It is the first true 5G smart factory, which features the application of 5G technology.
China Unicom has already achieved full 5G network coverage of the factory and full connection of computer digital control workshops, and it uses live image data and cloud digital through industrial dual cameras and augmented reality.
Editor: William Clegg