A Chinese border patrol unit in Tonghua, Jilin province plans to use China Mobile’s 5G technology to help stem the flow of refugees from North Korea and the goods being smuggled between the two countries, said the South China Morning Post.
The unit signed an agreement with China Mobile to build the country’s first 5G checkpoint at Unbong, or Yunfeng Reservoir. The Yunfeng border police will trial the use of new technologies such as virtual reality glasses, simultaneously updating logbooks, drones and 4K night-vision monitors to patrol the border when the 5G network is fully established, according to a report by the Legal Daily.
The Yunfeng base station is a pilot project for China Mobile as it seeks to improve its 5G technology. It would help the border police monitor cross-border movements because of its powerful transmission speed, use of big data analytics and other security features, said Beijing-based military expert Zhou Chenming.