Jiangsu builds 25,000 5G base stations, accelerates ‘new infrastructure’ development

As of the end of June, Jiangsu had built 25,000 new 5G base stations in the year, bringing the total number to 41,000 and ranking first in China, said the Jiangsu Department of Industry and Information Technology on July 13.

The coastal province is going all out to promote the integration of 5G with the industrial Internet applications amid the massive efforts to develop the ultra-fast mobile network, giving a strategic thrust to faster development of the connected vehicles and Internet of Things.

Among the achievements, over 90 percent of the province’s high-speed expressway service zones are now equipped with charging facilities, and planning and construction of Big Data centers is also in full swing.

As the coronavirus restrictions eased and business opened, Jiangsu has strengthened efforts to get back on the track of quality-orientated development. As a highlight, data showed Jiangsu is dramatically increasing efforts to develop “new infrastructure,” stimulate the development potential, and raise the added values of industrial enterprises above the designated size.

“New infrastructure,” as a phrase mentioned in the government work report delivered in the annual national legislative session, means China will develop next-generation information networks and expand 5G applications, as well as build more new energy vehicle charging facilities and promote wider use of new-energy automobiles.

In Jiangsu, compared with the conventional infrastructure, the drive features more market-based operations and participation of more new enterprises.  This priority can be seen from the Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge that opened on July 1. The colossal rail and vehicle bridge, the world’s first combined bridge with a main span of more than 1,000 meters, is fully covered by the 5G network using an original solution developed by the China Tower-Zhongtian Technology Joint Laboratory.

Xue Chi, president of Zhongtian Technology, said the company has fully committed to the application of 5G for transportation upgrade as a flagship project of new infrastructure. The technology strengths can greatly facilitate new products and services as well as business models, and bring more industrial development opportunities.