Shanghai said it became the first global district to use a broadband gigabit network and coverage network as China seeks to gain leadership in the US and other race towards the development of mobile telephones of the coming generation.

5G is the latest generation of cellular technology that increases download speeds 10 to 100 times faster than 4G LTE systems.

The state – run China Daily reports that Shanghai has developed what it claims to be the first district with both a 5G coverage and a broadband gigabit.

The 5G network trial with the support of state – owned telecommunications companies officially started Sunday in Shanghai’s Hongkou, where 5G base stations were deployed for the last three months to ensure full coverage, the report stated.

Shanghai’s Vice – Mayor Wu Qing launched the first 5 G video call of the network on the AI phone, Mate X, the first 5G foldable in the world.

When fully operational, subscribers can use the same service without upgrading their SIM cards.

By the end of the 2019 edition the city intends to construct 10 000 5 G stations and in 2021 it is expected that it will exceed 30 000, “said Zhang Jianming, Shanghai Municipal Economic and Computing Commission Deputy Director, local regulator for telecoms and industry.

A full network deployment that transmits at peak rates at least ten times faster than 4G, will contribute to industrial production, internet connected cars, healthcare and intelligent town management, Zhang said.

Zhang also said that both Shanghai and China are all strategically critical industries.

In February Shanghai announced the implementation of a 5G railway station at Hongqiao, where city hall meetings will be broadcast live and high – resolution movies will be quickly downloaded if mobile devices like 5G – powered telephone and tablet become available.

Beside speed, 5G also enables in real time (i.e. low latency) high – definition transmissions and will boost internet development of things industry.

The 5G DIS provided a 1.2 Gbps maximum rate at the launch event, so that passengers with the system can download a 2 GB high – definition movie in less than 20 seconds.

Furthermore, while at the station, it offers high – speed connectivity, 4K HD video calling and multi – way HD services for video upload.

Furthermore, 5G will provide cloud services with a great boost. The future railway stations can be smarter than we can imagine.