Airport in China launches 5G network, speed reaches 50 times

Beijing, PTI | Updated : 26 January 2019, 03:45 PM
Airport in China launches 5G network (file photo)
Airport in China launches 5G network (file photo)

The Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in south China’s Guangdong Province has launched a 5G base station, 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, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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 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. 

First Published: Saturday, January 26, 2019 03:45 PM
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