By Justine Lopez
With facial recognition, temporary ID printers and bathrooms equipped with LED screens, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is already pretty high-tech. But things are about to get even better (and faster) as the railway station will soon be outfitted with an indoor 5G network, Xinhua reports.
The project was announced by Huawei and China Mobile Shanghai on Monday and is expected to be all set and ready to go by the end of the year. Once completed, the Shanghai station will be the first railway station in the world to feature 5G coverage. According to South China Morning Post, the connection will be 100 times faster than the current speed.
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is massive and handles roughly 60 million passengers a year. During peak travel periods, the station sees more than 330,000 passengers per day. Despite its size and the sheer volume of travelers, the new network promises to cover the entire station and speed things up significantly.
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