China Mobile Shanghai and tech giant Huawei jointly announced on Monday that they will start the construction of 5G network deployment in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station,one of the country's major railway terminals.
This cooperation is the global debut of Huawei's 5G digital indoor system(DIS),making the station the world's first to build upon a 5G system.
It is expected to realize a deep indoor 5G coverage inside the station by the end of 2019 when travelers will be able to enjoy various 5G network-based services like AR/VR games,4K HD movies or ultra-HD video calls with their families.
"Hongqiao Railway Station is leading the 5G commercial deployment in Shanghai,"said Zhang Jianming,vice chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology.
"The 5G digital indoor system will deliver a new travel experience.Passengers will feel that they are getting more out of their journey,and will enjoy it more in this new age.The railway station will show how 5G applications can improve users'experience and offer real benefits to the public.It will help to speed up digital transformation for all sectors across the digital economy,"Zhang added.
Incorporated with technology innovation,the cooperation will further promote the transformation of railway stations into intelligent ones,just as Peter Zhou,chief marketing officer for Huawei Wireless Network Product Line,said:"The railway stations of the future may be more intelligent than we can possibly imagine."