China Mobile HK enters 5G, IoT collaboration

Computerworld Hong Kong

China Mobile Hong Kong has announced a partnership with ASTRI and HKSTP to collaborate on research and development in areas including 5G, IoT data exchange, autonomous vehicles and other smart city enabling technologies.

As part of the collaborations, China Mobile Hong Kong will work with HKSTP and ASTRI on various 5G-related projects at Hong Kong Science Park, including an autonomous vehicle trial.

China Mobile Hong Kong will meanwhile ASTRI's research and development of an edge computing platform aimed at potentially overcoming the inadequacies of cloud computng and allowing faster data procesing to support ultra-low latency applications such as autonomous vehicles.

“We are pleased to collaborate with ASTRI and HKSTP. The promotion and development of 5G are important elements in establishing Hong Kong as a Smart City,” China Mobile Hong Kong director and ECO Sean Lee said.

“We proactively cooperate with different industries and apply 5G to advance our designs and services to promote Smart City development in Hong Kong. Concurrently, we also promote the nurturing of next-generation innovation and technology talents.”

China Mobile Hong Kong was the first network provider in the city to complete field testing of 28-GHz 5G base stations and antennas during a trial at Science Park. During the trials, non-5G phones were able to connect to 5G routers with connection speeds of up to 500Mbps.

The collaboration was announced at the Smart@Hong Kong: Our Smart City Journey conference yesterday. During the conference, the Hong Kong Productivity Council also announced the launch of Hong Kong's first gerontology industry cluster.

First published in Computerworld Hong Kong

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