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2 carriers offering new packages

Telecommunication carriers launched new packages and services yesterday, World Telecommunication Day, to offer users higher speeds and lower costs, narrow the digital gap and boost digital consumption.

China Mobile and China Telecom’s local branches said they were upgrading fiber networks, developing 5G applications, offering smart home systems and various new services in the education, medical, gaming and elderly care sectors.

Telecommunication services are essential for the national strategy to boost the digital economy, said Chen Jiezhong, chairman of the Shanghai Communications Administration.

Shanghai Telecom, with 5.5 million broadband users in the city, launched new smart home services with fiber to the room technologies. It offers users all-fiber networking with speeds up to 1 Gigabits per second, 5 to 10 times the current level.

Shanghai Mobile, which has over 7 million 5G users, is speeding development of 5G networks and personal 5G applications in a three-year plan. It has built 14,000 outdoors 5G stations to cover the city’s downtown and central suburban areas.


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