First 5G campus goes live

Shanghai University of Engineering Science has become the first university in China to be covered by a 5G network, the university announced on Tuesday.

The institution and the Shanghai branch of China Unicom signed an agreement on education, research and industrialization of 5G technology in November and spent the past four months building a 5G network that covers main teaching and research areas on campus.

A joint lab was also unveiled on Tuesday by the two parties to promote 5G and artificial intelligence.

The lab will work on industrial applications for ultra-high-definition video encoding and decoding, digital copyright protection, artificial intelligence and big data in 5G network.

The university will also use the 5G network to build a smart campus with 5G libraries and classrooms.

Simulation labs and performance test facilities will also be built with 5G to promote the university’s scientific research capacity.