Photo taken on Sept. 5, 2020 shows a view of the 5G communication services exhibition area of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is expected to build 150,000 5G base stations by the end of 2025, according to a five-year (2021-2025) plan for the municipality's development of the information and communications industry, the Three Gorges Metropolis Daily reported.
By 2025, Chongqing expects to see the number of mobile Internet-of-Things (IoT) terminal users reach about 34.18 million, and 5G users cover over 60 percent of its telecom service subscribers, according to the plan.
The municipality also plans to push forward intelligent application of big data in multiple fields, such as government affairs and intelligent transportation.
Chongqing will ramp up efforts to build itself into a role model for new-type digital infrastructure and a highland of cloud network in western China, said an official with Chongqing Communications Administration.
By 2020, Chongqing had built 49,000 5G base stations and achieved full coverage of 5G networks in key areas, with more than 4.8 million 5G users.
(Edited by Yang Yifan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)