Jiangsu Province, a manufacturing hub in east China, has announced its plans to accelerate digital infrastructure construction in 2024. According to an action plan released by the province, Jiangsu aims to increase its number of 5G base stations to 280,000 by the end of this year. The plan also includes completing upgrades of the 5G network across 50 hospitals and 500 km of expressways.
In addition to expanding its 5G network, Jiangsu is also focused on promoting the application of 5G technologies in various fields. These include education, tourism, healthcare, and energy. The province has set a goal of exceeding 10,000 signed 5G application projects by the end of 2024. This includes 4,000 5G-powered industrial internet projects and 500 5G factories.
Recognizing the importance of computing power in the development of the digital economy, Jiangsu is also encouraging cities such as Suzhou and Nanjing to build large intelligent computing centers. These centers will support the development of industrial manufacturing, the Internet of Vehicles, and the smart power grid.
China has been making significant efforts to develop its 5G technologies and networks. According to a development plan on digital infrastructure issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China aims to achieve 5G network coverage of all cities and towns, as well as most villages, by 2025.
Jiangsu’s plans to accelerate its digital infrastructure construction are in line with China’s broader goals and demonstrate the province’s commitment to advancing its digital economy. The expansion of 5G networks and the promotion of 5G technologies will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the province’s industries and its residents.