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Mobile World Congress Shanghai on June 26-28
    The Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the city's biggest annual telecommunications fair, will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from June 26 to 28.
    It's expected to attract more than 550 exhibitors, as well as 60,000 professionals from 110 nations and regions.
    Among seven halls at the expo center, Hall N3 will be the Super Hall with China Mobile, Ericsson, China Telecom, H3C, Nokia Shanghai Bell, ZTE and CICT exhibiting their latest technologies and applications of 5G.
    China holds about 30 percent of 5G technology patents and the announcement brings huge opportunities for firms like Huawei and ZTE. Overseas companies such as Ericsson, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm also share China's achievements through research and tests, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
    Visitors will be able to hear speeches on three themes while participating in 10 summit meetings and five leader discussions. At the summit forum on June 28, visitors will have the opportunity to see a remote surgery jointly performed by a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, and the Medical School of Shanghai Tongji University, which will demonstrate the application of 5G technologies in medical service.
    At Hall E6, visitors will be able to experience super high-definition and submission experiences of content driven by 5G technologies.
    China issued 5G licenses last Thursday, beginning the commercial use of the next-generation telecommunications technology and offering 20 to 50 times faster mobile Internet access, igniting a trillion-yuan market.
    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granted licenses to the top three telecom carriers and the national broadcaster – China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and the China Broadcasting Network. China Mobile hopes to start services in 40 cities by September.
    5G will create jobs and opportunities for enterprises, besides bringing faster Internet access for consumers, according to the industry association GSMA, which represents 750 mobile operators around the world.

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