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China set to launch first 5G cruise ship

Adora Cruises, a brand of Chinese cruise ships under CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, announced that it has partnered with China Telecom to bring 5G connectivity to its first China-built large cruise ship.

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The cruise ship will be equipped with advanced wireless communication technology, and a Wi-Fi6 and mobile 5G network will be both available to provide passengers on board with the same network experience as on land.

“By seizing a first-mover advantage in the cruise industry’s 5G market, we hope to set a new standard for digital communication in the marine travel sector,” said Chen Ranfeng, managing director of CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between China’s largest shipbuilding company China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and the U.S.-based Carnival Corporation.

“We will focus on network communication, digital high-definition, as well as AR/VR and other content services, in order to further improve the guest experience and jointly promote the high-quality development of the tourism economy,” said Gong Bo of China Telecom’s Shanghai branch.

China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), the world’s largest shipbuilder

CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Ltd. is a joint venture between China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), the world’s largest shipbuilder, and Carnival Corp. & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company.

The cruise company’s first two China-built large cruise ships are currently under construction at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Corp., and will be operated under the Adora brand name in the future.

The first 135,500-gross-ton Adora cruise ship is expected to begin its voyages by the end of 2023, while the second vessel is still being designed and built.

About China Telecom 5G cruise ship

China Telecom is a large-scale and leading integrated intelligent information services operator in the world whose principal business is the provision of fundamental telecommunications businesses including comprehensive wireline communications services, mobile communications services, value-added telecommunications services such as Internet access services, information services and other related services. As of the end of 2021, the Company had mobile subscribers of about 372 million, wireline broadband subscribers of about 170 million, and access lines in service of about 107 million. The Company’s A Shares and H Shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, respectively.



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