Network Convergence Piloted In Shanghai
Officials say 100Mbps broadband by 2012.
Shanghai officials stated that the city plans to make home broadband 10 times faster and establish a citywide mobile broadband network, with more 3G base stations and a next-generation broadcasting network by 2012. As one of the pilot regions chosen to test Three Network Convergence - the convergence of Internet, TV and mobile networks - , Shanghai will be expected to take a leading role in implementing national policy in sectors such as infrastructure construction, business scale and service level reports East Day.
"For Three Network Convergence, Shanghai plans to establish a fiber optical network to 1 million households with a speed of 100 megabits per second, more than 10 times present levels. Telecommunications carriers plan to add 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and 1,300 3G base stations to build a mobile broadband network covering the city. The NGB network, which is being built by SMG's subsidiary Oriental Cable Network, will provide users with high-quality digital TV content and interactive services."