(Yicai Global) March 8 -- Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is teaming up with mobile carrier China Telecommunications to add fifth-generation connectivity to the Zhuhai Highway Port along the recently opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Passengers must pass through the port to enter or exit the bridge, which has welcomed more than 4.1 million travelers and 110,000 vehicles since its Nov. 23 opening, Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday.
The 55 kilometer-long bridge is the world's largest sea-crossing bridge to have full 4G access. It significantly cuts the travel distance between the three cities it connects, which form part of China's Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area -- a region China hopes to turn into a world class city cluster renowned for science and technology innovation and high living standards.
The first phase of construction will erect an outdoor 5G station that will allow for high-definition video transmission and facial recognition at an underground parking lot and near the gate of the port, a China Telecom executive said. Coverage will then roll out across the entire port.
Building the 5G network will create several opportunities for drivers and passengers at the port, such as reserving parking spaces, locating available spaces, and controlling unmanned shuttle buses that run between port entry and exit points.
Editor: James Boynton