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Jing'an, Xuhui, Huangpu take the lead in smart city construction
12.07.2017

    Jing'an District tops the ranking of smart city development index, followed by Xuhui and Huangpu, according to an assessment report on 2017 Shanghai Smart City Development released on Tuesday.

    Compiled by Shanghai Economy and Informatization Development Research Center, the report assesses the efforts and the latest progress and achievements each district of Shanghai has made in the construction of smart city from the perspectives of infrastructure, smart application, smart economy, data and resources sharing as well as corresponding institutional guarantee.

    The assessment information shows that the overall level of the smart city construction is advancing steadily. The information infrastructure, represented by fiber broadband, has been further elevated, improving users' experience. As of the end of 2016, a total of 9.41 million households citywide had accessed to fiber broadband; the average download speed of the fourth quarter of 2016 reached 14.03 Mbps, making the city the only provincial region seeing its FBB (Fix Line Broadband) exceeding 14 Mbps.

    In terms of smart application, the key areas are speeding up the coverage of online services. As of the end of 2016, the 767 parking lots of the city had realized the interconnection of the online systems, and the 120 public hospitals and 240 community public health service centers had been connected to the ¡°Shanghai Health Information Network,¡± with more than half of the districts realizing 100 percent connection of the two networks.

    With regard to smart economy, the cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and related industries have become the development focuses of various districts. In 2016, the software and information service industry had reported annual revenue of 690.435 billion yuan (US$104.45 billion), up 14.1 percent than a year earlier, with the added value reaching 196.379 billion yuan, a year-on-year growth of 11.9 percent. The sector contributed 10.1 percent to the revenue of the tertiary industry and 7.1 percent to the GDP of the whole city respectively.