Global Harbor Mall, the largest downtown shopping mall in Shanghai, has been declared the first "5G shopping complex" in Putuo District.
A number of innovative applications and scenarios based on 5G coverage will be launched at the mall to benefit both customers and business operators. In the future, the mall will also feature intelligent shopping experiences based on the new technology.
The Yuexing Group, the mall's owner, has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese tech giant Huawei to jointly develop smart home appliances, intelligent community and business.
Test data shows that the 5G network is able to provide a peak single-user download speed of 1.6 Gbps, nearly 16 times faster than 4G. Aside from speed, the low latency of the 5G network is especially helpful for application on the Internet of Things.
The 5G events are part of the sixth anniversary celebration of the mall, which covers 480,000 square meters on Jinshajiang Road. A series of themed activities, celebrations and sales promotions have been planned for the anniversary. Cultural groups for Hawaii, Russia and Germany will present music and dances to customers at the mall's south plaza.
The opening ceremony for the annual Suzhou Creek Culture and Art Festival in Putuo District was also held at the mall, while a parallel session of Shanghai's shopping festival will be launched at the mall on Friday.
The celebration runs through October 7, and will also feature pop star visits, cultural exhibitions such as a piano concert, and a bazaar featuring Tarot readings and horoscopes.