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Shanghai becomes first region to use 5G network, GBN


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Zubair Yaqoob
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Shanghai announced on Saturday that it has become the first region in the world to use the 5G network and Gigabit broadband network, as China seeks to lead the United States and other countries in the race to develop the next generation of mobile communications.

The next generation of cellular technology with faster download speeds than 4G networks LTE at a rate of between 10 and 100 times.

The Shanghai State-run China Daily reported that Shanghai has developed what it claims is the first area covered by 5G and the Gigabit broadband network, the report said that the pilot operation of the fifth generation network is supported by the China Mobile State Telecommunications Company, officially launched in Hongkou, Shanghai on Saturday, the fifth generation base stations have been deployed over the past three months to ensure full coverage.

During the launch, Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, made the first video call to the networkG, and when fully activated, subscribers can benefit from the same service without the need to upgrade cards sim their own.

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