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Measures unveiled to support info infrastructure

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-11-09

The Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government recently released 24 measures to support the construction of new type information infrastructure so as to lay a solid foundation for long-term economic and social development.

In order to expand the coverage of the city’s gigabit network, Shenzhen will hand over a maximum subsidy of 1 million yuan (US$138,000) for each network upgrade project conducted by selected key industrial parks.

In addition, an operator having at least 60% of its household users with a broadband network speed of 500 Mbps in 2022 can be subsidized 80 yuan for each new household user who upgrades their broadband network. Subsidies for each operator are capped at 60 million yuan.

Shenzhen will also promote the coverage of public Wi-Fi networks, improve internet application service capabilities and support the construction of international submarine cables as well as cable landing stations.

In terms of computing infrastructure, the measures state that the city will step up its efforts to create a computing system combining supercomputing, intelligent computing, edge computing and family data center to offer computing support for high-quality digital economy development.

Moreover, the city will promote gas and water meters in more houses and support the construction of a series of facilities including 5G station with smart poles and internet of vehicles.

As per the measures, Shenzhen will support companies to promote the building of global high-throughput satellite broadband communication systems and 5G stations in coastal and rural areas.

Companies can receive 10,000 yuan for each of its qualified 5G stations located in coastal and rural areas. The subsidy is capped at 2 million yuan.

Last but not the least, Shenzhen will enhance management for new type infrastructures such as 5G stations, public Wi-Fi networks and multifunctional smart poles, as well as encourage forums and activities spotlighting topics including future network, radio and satellite to be held in the city.