Actively supports Hong Kong Government's Smart City development and 5G Spectrum release plan
Well positioned for an early launch of 5G network service
HONG KONG, June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) was invited to attend the "Hong Kong 5G Industry Forum 2018" organized by Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) today. The Forum addressed Hong Kong's 5G development roadmap and the crucial role that mobile network operators play in supporting Hong Kong Government's Smart City and 5G development, and how the mobile industry tackles the 5G technological challenges and application researches.
Mr. Alex Cheng, Principal Engineer, Network Planning & Implementation Division of CMHK, said at the Forum that CMHK supported the Government's Hong Kong Smart City development blueprint and 5G Spectrum assignment and release schedule. In fact, since the launch of the "China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre Hong Kong Open Lab" and CMHK's award of the "Trial Permit of 5G Test" by the Communications Authority in March this year, the company has immediately embarked on the lab tests of 5G network commercial equipment, proactively cooperated with industry partners for 5G application research and development to advance the 5G mobile communication network development in Hong Kong. Results of the lab tests have been scheduled for release from the second half of the year.
At present, in addition to its active collaboration with business partners on constructing the 5G network environment and application testing, CMHK has also planned to cooperate with local universities to promote 5G technology applications, activities of which will include 5G technical research and IoT Application Innovations Competition, among others. CMHK has plans to continue rolling out more 5G lab tests and demonstrations in the Hong Kong Open Lab of China Mobile 5G Joint Innovation Center to acquire the 5G technology application testing experience soonest possible to better support the 5G Spectrum release plan, which would be announced as early as next year.
About China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited
China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited ("CMHK") is the wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (HKEx: 941) (NYSE: CHL), which ranks 47th on the Fortune Global 500. CMHK was incepted in January 1997 and was the first mobile network operator to launch PCS services in Hong Kong.
CMHK's 4G LTE service covers two major standards LTE FDD and TD-LTE, and launched the world's first converged commercial LTE network in 2012 and in November 2016, CMHK has successfully launched 4.5G mobile network. The Company offers innovative and comprehensive communications services, including voice, data, IDD and international roaming through 4G LTE, 3GHSPA, GPRS, EDGE and other technologies. In 2016, CMHK became the first mobile operator* to provide 4G network coverage in 16 tunnels throughout Hong Kong. In February 2017, CMHK became Hong Kong's 1st mobile operator to cloudify its core network; in August, it became world's 1st first operator to launch commercial 2.3GHz TDD Massive MIMO technology and in September, it is the first operator to announce and activate NB-IoT commercial service.
From May 2014 onwards, CMHK became the first service provider in Hong Kong to provide 4G data roaming service in Mainland China, creating a new era for cross-border mobile services. From May 2016 onwards, CMHK has launched "Supreme Greater China" Service Plan, "Supreme Global", "Supreme Asia" and "Supreme Greater Bay Area" service plan to empower customers with the advantages of cross-border communications between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
The Company has been named as a "Caring Company" for 15 years consecutively since 2002, and a recognized merchant under the "Quality Tourism Service" scheme since 2004 till now.
For more information, please visit: www.hk.chinamobile.com.
*According to the "Test Report on Mobile Networks in Hong Kong Tunnels Available for Customer Use" (as of 26th May, 2016).
#The 4G data roaming service coverage is measured against a designated list of destinations, please visit the China mobile Hong Kong website for details. The data was retrieved as of 1st September, 2017.