Chinese surgeons on Tuesday conducted a gall bladder surgery in a remote area using 5G network, according to an official media.
The gall bladder surgery was conducted last week in north China’s Hubei Province which lasted about an hour, China Mobile which is one of the four telecom firms to have received the license to rollout 5G on June 6, said.
The surgery was conducted in the Shennongjia forestry district branch of Taihe Hospital and was transmitted via live feed to an expert team in Taihe Hospital in the city of Shiyan.
The surgical team conducting the surgery stated that due to the advanced use of technology, the patient remained stable after the surgery.
Commenting on this Gui Kunpeng, a senior official, Hubei branch said, “5G technology guarantees the clarity and continuity of transmitted videos and photos. With the network, more doctors can cooperate to conduct surgeries regardless of their distance.”
The reason behind enabling the surgery with 5G network was to meet the public demand in sectors such as transportation, entertainment and health care, the report said.
Till now, Hubei has built more than 300 5G base stations and achieved full 5G signal coverage in its prefecture-level cities, it said.
5G is undoubtedly the biggest call of the next generation with 10 to 100 faster download speeds than the current 4G LTE networks.