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East China province eyes large 5G coverage

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-02-18 16:13

The 5G, referring to the fifth generation of wireless technology, enables gigabit speeds and a more powerful connectivity. [Photo/IC]

NANCHANG - East China's Jiangxi province plans to cover its major cities and towns with 5G networks by 2023.

According to a recently-passed plan by the local government, the province will step up its efforts in constructing and expanding 5G networks in the following five years.

It aims to be a pioneer in the country in terms of large-scale commercial use of 5G technology in 2020, and it will be exemplary in the integrated use of 5G, becoming a key area featuring 5G industry in the country in 2023, according to the plan.

By 2023, the province also aims to have more than 10 companies focusing on 5G technology and bring in more than five leading 5G companies larger than 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) each.

The 5G industry in the province is expected to have a combined output value of 100 billion yuan by 2023, according to the plan.

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