Shanghai has won the 2020 World Smart City Award at the digital edition of the 2020 Smart City Expo World Congress.The Chinese city’s Smart Shanghai – People-Oriented Smart City digital infrastructure project saw it become a “Dual Gigabit” city – achieving full 5G coverage in the downtown area and fibre coverage across 99 percent of the city.
Its e-government initiative, an interactive tool for citizens that has over 14.5 million users, also received special commendation from the judges.
Speaking after the award was announced, Wu Qing, Vice Mayor, Shanghai Municipal Government, said: “We are extremely honoured to win this award.
“A city is a common residency for people, but also the most important location where new technologies and inventions are applied.”
Shanghai has more than 31,000 5G base stations, and its digital infrastructure has expanded at a rapid pace in recent years.