Huawei, Shanghai Shendi Group, general agent of Disney China, and China Unicom Shanghai have signed a 4.5G network cooperation agreement, with the intent to deploy the latest 4.5G networks at the Shanghai Disney Resort and introduce new services based on 4.5G, reports Telecompaper.com on July 15, 2015. The main objectives of the agreement are to promote smart applications, to build Shanghai as a smart city, to upgrade Internet Plus industries, and to transform information services.
Huawei and China Unicom Shanghai have previously launched a 4.5 G LTE-M pilot program. The current agreement marks the beginning of global commercial use of 4.5G.
Huawei and China Unicom Shanghai will initially deploy a 4.5G network at the Shanghai Disney Resort. The project seeks to modernize Shanghai as a tourist destination through the introduction of IoT and smart applications to the Shanghai International Resort.
Cellular IoT services will be deployed including smart parking, smart people flow management, and smart bands during initial stages. Applications such as 2K/4K video services, virtual reality, and LTE-Vehicle will also be introduced within the next three years.