Telecom giant China Mobile unveils 5G base station in Qinghai-Tibet

The 5G network service is likely to improve the telecommunication services between Qinghai’s Tibetan region and the rest of the country by closing the gap of information services.

China recently announced that it has started on 5G network services in Xining, capital of Qinghai Province, as a state telecom firm China Mobile opened a 5G base station for the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region.

According to sources familiar with the matter, only a part of Xining’s downtown region is covered up with 5G service, having maximum downloading speed of 1.3 GBPS (giga byte per second) – which is almost ten times the speed of 4G service offer in the region. They further claimed that the high-altitude province of Qinghai lagged behind in telecom infrastructure.

It has been reported that in April 2018, the local government undertook the project to develop 5G network and new wireless technologies infrastructure in the region. The province is further planning to offer information services such as tele-medicine and virtual reality by using the faster internet & downloading speeds.

The company officials revealed that the 5G network service is likely to improve the telecommunication services between Qinghai’s Tibetan region and the rest of the country by closing the gap of information services.

In other news, reported by The Economic Times, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was opened as the first 5G-covered airport in China. The airport, situated at the Guangdong Province of China, will have speed of 1.14 GBPS – which according to a test is almost fifty times the speed of the current 4G network. Sources cite that the base station uses Huawei’s 5G Lampsite and was constructed by China Unicom’s Guangzhou-based branch.

For the record, China’s telecom giants including China Mobile Ltd, China Telecom Corp Ltd, and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd, are all units of unwieldy state-owned enterprises and are slow to develop key technologies.

If industry experts are to be believed, China is encouraging companies in the telecom industry to cut on costs and offer competitive internet-related services, given China government’s renewed calls in 2017 for uplifting private investment in the country. They further claim that the rapid growth of 5G base stations in the country comes amid the government’s policy to provide free rein to telecom firms in development of the internet.