By introducing innovative private LTE network to address challenges arising from urban-rural development, Gaoqing is building a comprehensive county-level Smart City in China which leads to the digital transformation and sustainable development. A convergent information network is formed to integrate voice, video, data, and IoT services, supporting government administration, citizen service delivery, public safety and industrial development programs. This particular model is designed for a medium-sized city, that other similar cities could take as a reference for development.
“Connectivity and 5G in particular is set to change the urban landscape in the next 10 years. The organisation of cities and its populations will be a hallmark of how we live, move and interact how in our societies. We are delighted that this award showcases some of these early and important innovations that show the early successes of this work.”