Staff members of China Mobile test the signals of the 5G base station built at an altitude of 6,500 meters at the advance camp of Mount Qomolangma in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on May 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
LHASA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved 5G network coverage in all towns after a 5G base station started operation in Gogmo Township of Ngari Prefecture.
The regional communications administration said on Monday that Tibet has invested 3.2 billion yuan (about 445.7 million U.S. dollars) in the construction of 5G infrastructure. A total of 8,710 5G base stations have been established, providing 5G services for 1.84 million users. There are 23 5G base stations per 10,000 people in the region, which reaches the national average level.
The constant improvement of 5G network services has injected strong momentum into the high-quality development of the region's economy and society, the administration said.
To date, the 5G technology has been applied to a wide range of fields across the region, including agriculture and husbandry, education, healthcare, and tourism.