Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, has become the first city in China to have full coverage of a standalone 5G network

Locals could be seen testing the new system in mobile shops, at the airport and at a city service hall in Bao’an District, the first 5G intelligent administration service hall in the country.

“5G technology brings us a lot convenience, especially for the aspects of network speed and working efficiency,” a local resident said, pondering that “such technology has not popularised into our daily life completely” and that he hopes to “experience the advantages of 5G as soon as possible.”

Shenzhen, which is dubbed the “new Silicon Valley” and is home to telecom giant Huawei, has set up so far 46,480 5G base stations for its 12.5 million residents.