(Yicai Global) Jan. 30 -- China is rapidly promoting the application of the fifth-generation wireless technology, with the first community equipped with the 5G network now in Chengdu, a megacity in the country's southwest, local state media WCCDaily reported yesterday.
Residents can enjoy the network with a peak speed of 400 million bits per second.
Hong Kog-based China United Network Communications Group, one of the country's two largest operators, has started pilot testing, the report said. Users can benefit from 5G wireless home broadband without complex processes such as connecting to optical fibers, the report added, citing Su Hang, the vice general manager of China Unicom's Chengdu unit.
The speed of the 5G network is also much faster than that of cable broadband.
The biggest advantage of the 5G network is that connecting more devices will not slow it down, allowing a smooth experience even if multiple users watch videos and play games at the same time.
China Unicom will also try to pilot 5G networks in other areas, such as the city's railway station, panda breeding base and business districts.
Editor: Ben Armour