Ningbo leads nation in 5G, industrial internet

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  September 6, 2022 L M S


A meeting themed on 5G and industrial internet sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is held in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province on Sept 4. [Photo/WeChat account: nbfb0574]

Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province is leading the nation in the upgrading of the manufacturing sector through 5G and industrial internet technologies, according to Zhang Yunping, the vice minister of industry and information technology. 

Zhang made the remarks at a meeting sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Ningbo on Sept 4.

According to Zheng, Ningbo has made strides in the application of 5G network in sectors including manufacturing, port operations, public services and government services.

To date, the city has built nearly 20,000 5G base stations.

Nine of the 41 national 5G-enabled model factories recently released by the MIIT are located in Ningbo.

In December last year, the city made the list of 29 Chinese cities that have both a gigabit optical network and a 5G network.

In addition, Ningbo has constructed five national industrial Internet platforms and 23 provincial level ones. The city has also won 26 national awards in the industrial internet field.

According to the local government's five-year action plan aimed at developing the 5G industry, Ningbo will strive to increase the revenue of 5G-related industries in the city to above 180 billion yuan ($27.7 billion) and build more than 20 5G-enabled factories by 2025.

The city also aims to build over 40,000 5G base stations by 2025 and ensure that all its areas have access to the 5G network.