At today's Huawei 5G Summit, Huawei announced the establishment of the Shanghai 5G Open Lab.
Zhang Jianming, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, said he hopes that the establishment of the lab will help enterprises take advantage of cutting-edge technologies.
Zhang said that by the end of July, Shanghai had built a total of more than 25,000 5G outdoor base stations and a total of more than 31,000 5G indoor mini-stations. He expects Shanghai to have more than 30,000 5G outdoor base stations and more than 50,000 small indoor stations by the end of the year.
He said that as Shanghai's 5G network deployment deepens, exploring and promoting the widespread use of 5G-enabled industrial applications will be key to leveraging the core value of 5G networks.
In key areas, Shanghai has started 5G coverage in the main areas of the two airports of Pudong and Hongqiao, and 297 underground stations of the metro, which is planned to be completed before the third Fair.
Mainstream 5G core industry companies have a total of 23,000 R&D talents in Shanghai, accounting for more than 52% of the country’s total.