Shenzhen Metro Pilots 5G Communication Technology

By Barnaby Lofton, May 21, 2019

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These days, it seems like we’re constantly hearing about some new facility, institution, park or transport network that’s hopping on the 5G bandwagon, and today is no different.

According to Xinhua, Shenzhen Metro is piloting the use of 5G technology to transfer huge amounts of information from trains to stations. The test occurred on a Line 11 subway train, which transmitted 25 gigabytes of data to the control room at Futian Station in just 150 seconds.

The rapid transfer of information, including surveillance footage and train operation data, that is accommodated via 5G is expected to increase the efficiency of the metro system and support cutting-edge programs, such as facial recognition and applications to help locate lost luggage and missing persons.

The addition of 5G communications tech to the Shenzhen subway system is a big deal. In the past, weak wireless networks meant that metro staff had to manually download data from the train’s hard drive at a journey’s conclusion.

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[Cover image via @unitalianoincina/Instagram]

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