Shanghai will be the world’s first “fiber network-powered smart city” with high-speed network coverage citywide, helping to establish it as a smart city and boost digital transformation, officials said on Friday.
Compared with mobile 5G broadband networks, F5G, or the fifth-generation fixed network, brings fiber technology and upgraded bandwidth to 1 to 5 gigabytes per second. The fiber network offers advantages such as low latency, fast access, cloud and smart operation, said China Mobile’s Shanghai branch, which operates the F5G network.
“Shanghai is now a pioneering city for F5G nationwide and globally. It’s a digital infrastructure for technology and innovations like smart city and artificial intelligence,” said Zhang Jianming, vice chairman of the Shanghai Economy and Information Technology Commission.