Shanghai will upgrade its 5G networks and international Internet connections, as well as expand advanced processing capacity for artificial intelligence and blockchain development, as part of the city's current policy to boost innovation and digital city construction.
By the end of 2026, Shanghai's digital infrastructure development and service capacities will "reach a new level," completely supporting emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, 5G and Digital Twin and making them broadly integrated into the city's production and living.
It has set up a framework to build a global digital hub, according to Shanghai officials.
Shanghai currently has 88,000 5G base stations, placing it first in the country in terms of 5G station density. Shanghai will create a 5G-A network by 2023, increasing network speed to around 10 Gbps (gigabytes per second).
With growing industrial needs like autonomous driving, 3D, AR/VR, and artificial intelligence applications, 5G Advanced (5G-A) technology, which is 10 times faster than current 5G services, is becoming a reality.