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Hong Kong carriers set to activate 5G base stations in the 700MHz band

Hong Kong operators have secured 700MHz frequencies in a spectrum auction last year Mobile operators in Hong Kong are set to gradually activate their mobile base stations in the 700 MHz band to provide 5G services, the Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)...

Hong Kong carriers secure additional 5G spectrum

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced the award of 255 megahertz of spectrum in 19 frequency blocks after a spectrum auction that required a total of 32 rounds of bidding in three days. In a release, the government agency said that the...

Four carriers qualify for Hong Kong’s upcoming 5G spectrum auction

China Mobile Hong Kong, HKT, Hutchison Telephone and SmarTone Mobile Communications are the qualified bidders for an upcoming 5G spectrum auction, Hong Kong's Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) reported. Hong Kong plans to auction spectrum in the 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 2.5/2.6...

Hong Kong invites local telcos to take part in upcoming spectrum auction

The Office of the Communications Authority of Hong Kong (OFCA) officially invited interested parties to join the auction of radio spectrum in the 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 2.5/2.6 GHz and 4.9 GHz bands. The Communications Authority (CA) had announced on March 30th that...

Hong Kong government to award new 5G spectrum in Q4

325 megahertz of low- and mid-band spectrum to be made available Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) confirmed that it expects to award a total of 325 megahertz of spectrum in various frequency bands in the fourth quarter of this year. CA stated the sale will...

SmarTone’s 5G network reaches 95% of Hong Kong population

Hong Kong’s smallest mobile operator, SmarTone, said that its 5G network already provides coverage throughout Hong Kong, currently covering over 95% of the population. SmarTone’s 5G network coverage has been extended to 65 rural areas, including country parks, cycle tracks, hiking trails, nature trails and...

SmarTone launches 5G in Hong Kong via Ericsson’s DSS technology

  Hong Kong’s smallest mobile operator, SmarTone, announced the launch of commercial 5G services in the territory using Ericsson’s Dynamic Spectrum Technology (DSS). The carrier said it adopting an integrated approach of combining high, mid and low spectrum bands to build a "robust" 5G network in...

Three Hong Kong operators kick off 5G services

  China Mobile Hong Kong, Hutchinson and HKT have launched commercial 5G services in Hong Kong as of April 1. Along with SmarTone, the operators had acquired 200 megahertz of 3.5 GHz spectrum for HKD1 billion ($129 million) in mid-October 2019. These 5G licenses will be...

5G strides in Hong Kong: HKT to deploy network, SmarTone selects Ericsson

The initial phase of the HKT 5G launch will cover 11 of Hong Kong's 18 districts Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) has set the first of April as its 5G launch date in parts of Hong Kong, and if that deadline is met, it will be...

Hong Kong mobile carriers acquire 5G spectrum in the 3.5GHz band

  Mobile operators in Hong Kong each acquired 50 megahertz of 3.5GHz spectrum in the first of three 5G auctions, raising a total of HKD1.006 billion ($128 million), the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) reported. "Four bidders, namely China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (CMHK),...

Hong Kong launches application process for 5G spectrum auction

  Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has officially invited interested parties to take part in the auctions of 5G spectrum in the 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 4.9 GHz bands. The Communications Authority (CA) had announced in December 2018 its decision to auction...

Hong Kong releases spectrum roadmap for 2019-2021

The Hong Kong telecom regulator said it aims to award frequencies in the 600 MHz and 700 MHz bands in 2021 Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) released a spectrum roadmap for the next three years, through which the agency aims to award...

Hong Kong’s telecom regulator announces plans for 5G spectrum auctions

  The regulator said it will start offering a total of 4,500 megahertz in different bands next year Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) has unveiled its plans for the allocation of 5G spectrum. Beginning in April 2019, the regulator plans to offer a total of 4,500 megahertz,...

Ericsson completes LAA trial with SmarTone in Hong Kong

The vendor said that in 2018, LAA technology will include five-channel carrier aggregation support Ericsson and Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone announced they have carried out a successful trial of License Assisted Access (LAA) technology in a live, over-the-air demonstration in Hong Kong. Ericsson explained that...

Singapore to launch consultation process on 5G technologies

Local government seeks to understand the best scenarios for future 5G developments. Singapore’s Info-communications Media Development Authority announced it will launch a public consultation process later this year on mobile technology developments related to "5G" technologies and required spectrum, local press...

SmarTone launches VoWi-Fi service in Hong Kong

VoWi-Fi rollout supported by Ericsson equipment Hong Kong’s SmarTone has launched voice over Wi-Fi services supporting multiple devices using equipment provided by Swedish vendor Ericsson. SmarTone’s new Wi-Fi calling service allows subscribers to pair up to five personal devices that lack SIM cards to enable operator voice...

HKT, Huawei demonstrate 1 Gbps mobile network

HKT, Huawei claim demo reached peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps HONG KONG – Hong Kong Telecom and Chinese vendor Huawei said they successfully demonstrated the world’s first 1 gigabit-per-second mobile network at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong. The demo is said...

SmarTone-Vodafone bids successfully for 850 MHz spectrum

SmarTone | March 3, 2011 | Press Release SmarTone-Vodafone today announced that it has bid successfully at the auction in Hong Kong for 2 x 5 MHz at the 850 MHz frequency band for HK$875 million.  This spectrum will be put quickly to use in increasing network...

SmarTone-Vodafone kicks off iPhone availability with party

HONG KONG – SmarTone-Vodafone kicked off its iPhone launch late last week at New Town Plaza in Hong Kong, with a party that included live performances from popular artists and the familiar lineup of Apple Inc. customers waiting to get their hands on the...

Telcogames acquires Viva La Mobile

Mobile-game publisher Telcogames acquired Australia's Viva La Mobile for an undisclosed sum.Viva La Mobile operates Redstar, a platform for multiplayer mobile gaming in use by a half-dozen network operators including 3 Australia, 3 Austria, SmarTone Vodafone Hong Kong and Telstra. The 4-year-old firm's platform...

Weekly infrastructure awards wrap-up

The following list details this week's infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available. Click here for additional infrastructure awards from RCR Wireless...

Vodafone adds Hong Kong’s SmarTone to partner network

LONDON-Vodafone Group plc expanded its partner network program to include SmarTone as its exclusive partner in Hong Kong. Under the agreement, SmarTone will re-brand its business to SmarTone-Vodafone, enabling the Vodafone brand to be introduced into the Hong Kong mobile market. The companies also...

Vodafone adds Hong Kong’s SmarTone to partner network

LONDON-Vodafone Group plc expanded its partner network program to include SmarTone as its exclusive partner in Hong Kong. Under the agreement, SmarTone will re-brand its business to SmarTone-Vodafone, enabling the Vodafone brand to be introduced into the Hong Kong mobile market. The companies also...

RIM competitors say BlackBerry won’t own e-mail market forever

Wireless e-mail stalwart Research In Motion Ltd. should brace for intense competition as converged devices with BlackBerry-esque e-mail functionality and cell-phone features, including voice capabilities, enter the enterprise.So goes the cry of RIM's competitors, anyway.RIM's flagship BlackBerry e-mail device fuels the demand in the...

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