Linyi to invest 1.08 bn yuan on 5G network construction this year

Information Office of the People’s Government of Linyi City held a press conference to brief on Linyi’s plan on construction of digital infrastructures and supporting facilities on September 3.

According to the plan, Linyi will take the initiative to plan and promote the construction of digital infrastructures. Planning to build up and upgrade 5000 base stations for 5G to cover the urban areas, Linyi to invest about 1.08 billion yuan on 5G network construction this year. Currently, 2980 stations with total investment of 0.86 billion yuan had been completed.

In recent years, Linyi has been working to seize the major opportunity of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, has taken the initiative to plan and promote the construction of new infrastructure such as 5G, Industrial Internet, and Artificial Intelligence. Based on this, the city has stepped up efforts to established the promotion mechanism of “Modern Competitive Industry Cluster + Artificial Intelligence”, issued a number of guiding documents on “Internet + Advanced Manufacturing”and “5G Industry Development”, and carried out a series of special actions such as “Hand in Hand with Industrial Internet”, in order to gain an upper hand in new infrastructure construction and speed up the replacement of old growth drivers with the new ones.