TECH Guangzhou airport launches 5G network

TECH

Guangzhou airport launches 5G network

CGTN | Xinhua News Agency

09:56, January 26, 2019

(File photo: VCG)

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in south China"s Guangdong Province launched a 5G base station Friday, making it the first 5G-covered airport in the country.

The speed of the network can reach 1.14 Gigabytes per second, around 50 times faster than the current 4G network, according to a test.

The base station was built by China Unicom"s Guangzhou branch. It uses Huawei"s 5G Lampsite, an in-depth radio coverage solution that supports indoor deployment in large- to medium-sized sites.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a major airport in south China with air routes to more than 90 international and regional destinations. In 2017, it handled more than 65.8 million passenger trips.

Apart from the airport, Guangzhou also has 5G coverage in its city landmarks as well as important industrial parks.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue