Shenzhen is actively promoting the deep integration of 5G with other technologies and products.

Futian District government announced the Huaqiangbei electronics market will build a 5G block experience by the end of this year. Shenzhen and Guangzhou will be the first two 5G-covered cities in Guangdong Province.

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“5G experience stores will be designed to bring immersive experiences to consumers in transportation, logistics, shopping and smart home applications”

Lyu Yuyin, Party chief of Futian District.

Shenzhen has been chosen by the Ministry of Industry and Information as one of the first cities in China to pilot 5G applications.

Shenzhen is expected to build about 7,000 5G base stations this year and plans to launch 5G for commercial use by 2020 according to the city’s bureau of industry and information technology. 5G application entrepreneurship competition will also be held in Shenzhen.

Priority will be given to key transportation hubs, public places in the core area and iconic buildings, such as the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.

5G applications in smart traffic, health care, shopping and education will be implemented in Futian.