Briefs: PCCW to expand LTE to trains

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Hong Kong mobile carrier PCCW mobile said its 4G LTE network coverage will be expanded to major MRT lines in the city starting from January 22. The company also has augmented its 4G LTE mobile network by connecting the MTR base stations with high-speed 1000Mbpsoptical fibers, which allows more MTR passengers enjoy faster 4G services with the larger bandwidth.
 
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