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Shenzhen aims to have full 5G coverage by 2020

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-09-05 17:05
The skyline of Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province is seen on July 22, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

SHENZHEN - Shenzhen, a southern tech hub in Guangdong province, will realize full 5G coverage by August 2020, the city government announced on Wednesday.

Memorandums of cooperation have been signed between the Bureau of Industry and Information Technology of Shenzhen, with the local branches of the three major operators, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, on the construction of 5G base stations throughout the city.

According to the local government, a total of 15,000 5G base stations will be built by the end of 2019. By August 2020, the city will have full 5G coverage with 45,000 5G base stations.

In building the base stations, priority will be given to meeting the needs of 10 sectors, including transportation, public security and urban management, officials said.

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