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Grand Opening of China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre Hong Kong Open Lab at Hong Kong Science Park

Setting up 28GHz Base Station in Causeway Bay for 5G commercialization

 

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 April 2019 - The spectrum licenses in the 26GHz and 28GHz
bands will be released soon, and Hong Kong is entering a
new era of 5G. Today, China Mobile
Hong Kong relocated the China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre "Hong Kong Open Lab"
from Kwai Chung to Hong Kong Science Park to accelerate the development of the
5G ecosystem, catering to the needs of local business partners. China Mobile
Hong Kong also announced that a 26 / 28GHz base station will be installed in
Causeway Bay by the end of April and will continue to proactively advance the
development of the 5G network.



(from left to right) Dr. Martin Szeto, Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited ; Mr. Sean Lee, Director & Chief Executive Officer of China Mobile Hong Kong Limited; and  Mr. Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

High-res images: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GQu_f87VSfQLAdI8AFwgqcT4pSPYrDGW


The 5G Innovation Centre was founded by China
Mobile Communications Corporation in February 2016. Hong Kong Open Lab has
proactively initiated collaborations with telecom and vertical industry
partners to echo the Hong Kong Government's initiative in promoting research
and innovation in technological development to build a 5G cross-industry social
integration ecosystem since its opening in March 2018.  After the
relocation to Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong Open Lab will further
carry out the "5G+ Project" to complement the existing 4G network with 5G
infrastructure; to promote application of 5G technologies in various scopes;
and to develop more comprehensive 5G ecosystems in developing a diversified
economy and improving the quality of life.


Leveraging its geographical
advantages, the new Hong Kong Open Lab is ideally situated much closer to
talents in technology to build a cross-industry
ecosystem that thrives on shared success. Also, with a larger space in its new
location, Hong Kong Open Lab will be able to provide a 5G network environment
and a larger co-working space for local business partners to conduct trials of
innovative 5G network applications, supporting the industry on research and
development, as well as contributing to the establishment of Hong Kong into a
leading smart city.


Mr. Sean Lee, Director & Chief
Executive Officer of China Mobile Hong Kong Limited, said, "We are very excited
for the expansion and relocation of the
China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre and Hong Kong
Open Lab to the Hong Kong Science Park, and for the opportunity to join the
local innovation and technology ecosystem in there to further develop 5G mobile
service applications and carry out the "
5G+ Project." We will continue to complement the existing 4G
network with
 5G infrastructure, to promote
5G technologies along with new communication technologies -- for example, Artificial
Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Big Data and Edge Computing
-- to develop comprehensive 5G ecosystems in accomplishing the digitalisation of
lives for Hong Kong citizens and to enter the new era of 5G together. We
strongly believe the concept of "4G changes lives, 5G changes society."
The 5G network will not only provide consumers with
data service, but will also be a solid foundation for smart city applications."


Mr. Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong
Science and Technology Parks Corporation, said, "We warmly welcome the
relocation of China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre Hong Kong Open Lab to Hong Kong
Science Park. Hong Kong Science Park, a living laboratory with over 700
technology companies and startups, provided an ideal environment for trying out
various R&D innovations. The relocation by China Mobile will bring more
5G-related knowledge and technical support to park companies, facilitate the
innovation and technology ecosystem to jointly accelerate the trial, co-creation
and application of 5G technologies in different technology areas and achieve
the Smart City vision for Hong Kong."


China Mobile Hong Kong showcased various 5G
application today, including an autonomous vehicle, intelligent robot,
high-resolution watch-on-demand and video streaming services, and drone and
smart city applications, in the process demonstrating how 5G technology changes
lives and society. The Hong Kong Open Lab will open to different parties for
visits, for those looking to understand more about China Mobile's 5G
achievements, CMHK's future 5G development roadmap, and their mission in
supporting local business partners in different industries in applying,
developing and testing innovative 5G
applications.


Appendix
Introduction of 5G applications

Autonomous vehicle

Autonomous vehicle supports full autonomous operation path planning,
the planning of a collision-free path is designed to prevent accidents by
stopping for obstacles autonomously.

Intelligent robot

By enabling real-time human-to-machine (H2M) interaction through 5G
network connections, intelligent robots will be benefits to industries such
as manufacturing and warehouse operations.

Drone

Drone technology can be used in different aspects, for
example, point-to-point deliveries and data collection.

Live streaming high- resolution
photos

 

With the advantages of 5G technology - high network
speed, low latency and high volume transmission, live streaming will become
much easier.

 

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.

The Company offers innovative and comprehensive
communications services, including voice, data, IDD and international roaming
through 4G LTE, 3GHSPA, GPRS, EDGE and other technologies. The Company is
committed to the development of 5G network, combining with new technologies
such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, cloud computing and big
data, integrating 5G applications in different industries, promoting the
construction and development of smart city groups in Greater Bay Area.

* China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile
Limited. As of 31 December 2017, China Mobile Limited had the largest number of
mobile network subscribers in the world.

#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 September 1st, 2017.

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