Hohhot, capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has officially launched commercial 5G services, according to online news provider people.com.cn.
The city -- selected as one of the 50 cities in China to have commercial 5G services -- got its first 5G base station in the autonomous region on Dec 15, 2018.
Officials said the first 5G phone call was made on April 29, this year.
To date, more than 300 5G base stations have been set up in Hohhot, covering places including governments, airports, railway stations and schools. The city is expected to boast 1,000 5G base stations by the end of 2019.
Officials said the advantages of high speeds, low delays and the powerful brand bandwidth of the 5G network will promote the realization of intelligent manufacturing, intelligent life and the digital transformation of industries.
China officially kicked off its commercialization of 5G services on Oct 31, with the nation's three telecom operators -- China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom -- rolling out their 5G data plans.
Communications officials said that in promoting the digitalization of local industries, China Mobile Inner Mongolia Co has been committed to accelerating the integration of 5G into industries and serving the public.
Relying on a 5G industry digital alliance and innovation platforms, 5G solutions for key areas -- such as smart city development, industrial manufacturing, finance, transportation, logistics, education, agriculture, media and entertainment -- will be developed and 5G application innovations will be carried out.
A press conference hosted by China Mobile Inner Mongolia Co is held on Oct 31 in Hohhot, in Inner Mongolia, highlighting the launch of commercial 5G service in the city. [Photo/people.com.cn]
Details are explained about the application of commercial 5G services. [Photo/people.com.cn]
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