5G covers major urban areas in east China’s Shandong

JINAN (XINHUA) – East China’s Shandong Province has built 50,000 5G base stations, covering the urban areas of its 16 prefecture-level cities, local authorities said yesterday.

Shandong has invested CNY6.95 billion this year to construct 5G infrastructure and its application, said Shandong Communications Administration Director Zhang Hongyi.

The number of 5G users in Shandong has reached about 9.24 million, Zhang added. The province has beefed up the use of 5G tech in industries including new media, industrial Internet, transport, education, healthcare and tourism over the years.

The 5G communication services exhibition area during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing. PHOTO: XINHUA