China Mobile HK moves 5G innovation center

23 Apr 2019

China Mobile Hong Kong has relocated its 5G innovation center - known as the Hong Kong Open Lab - to Hong Kong Science Park.

The relocation is aimed at accelerating the development of Hong Kong's 5G ecosystem and catering to the needs of local business partners.

China Mobile first founded its 5G innovation center in Kwai Chung in 2016, and opened the center in March last year.

The new Hong Kong open lab will provide a larger space to allow the company to develop a 5G network environment and larger co-working space for local partners to trial 5G network applications and conuct 5G research and development.

China Mobile will also use the relocated lab to continue its 5G+ Project aimed at complementing Hong Kong's existing 4G networks with 5G infrastructure, and to promote the adoption of various applications for 5G technology.

To mark the relocation, China Mobile Hong Kong showcased various 5G applications including an autonomous vehicle, an intelligent robot controlled over 5G in real time, drone technology, and live streaming of high-resolution photos and video.

"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,” China Mobile Hong Kong director and CEO Sean Lee said.

“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 digitalization of lives for Hong Kong citizens and to enter the new era of 5G together.”

First published in Computerworld Hong Kong

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