SHANGHAI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- An indoor 5G network will be installed in the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station by the end of this year, mobile operator and technology provider said.
China Mobile Shanghai and Huawei jointly made the announcement on Monday to build the 5G digital indoor system (DIS) at the station, a major railway hub that handles 60 million passengers every year.
The network will cover the whole station by the end of 2019 to meet passenger demand for high-speed connectivity, said the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization.
A 5G network in the railway station will be part of the effort to speed up digital economy development in Shanghai, said Zhang Jianming, deputy director of the commission.
Shanghai is committed to building a smart city through investment in new infrastructure including AI, industrial Internet, and Internet of Things.
During the peak season, about 330,000 people pass through the Hongqiao railway station on a single day.