China Mobile Hong Kong has contracted Huawei to fully upgrade the operator's FDD/TDD converged LTE network to a 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro network.
The upgrade is aimed at offering customers a superior user experience and laying the groundwork towards a future 5G network evolution.
In October last year, the 3GPP formally named LTE-Advanced Pro as the new LTE standard with the designation of 4.5G. China Mobile Hong Kong has commenced its network upgrade following a series of network optimization projects this year.
“After stringent selection processes, we firmly believe that Huawei’s world leading network technology and equipment have made it the ideal partner for CMHK’s 4.5G network upgrade,” China Mobile Hong Kong director and CEO Sean Lee said.
“We are very pleased to work with Huawei to upgrade our 4G mobile network to 4.5G for significant network capacity optimization and speed improvement, as well as achieving superior user experience for consumers and commercial customers.”
Huawei president of carrier business Zou Zhilei added that the upgrade is aimed at reinforcing the operator's market leading position.
“Our advanced 4.5G technology will enable CMHK to capitalize on the emerging new devices, new businesses and new experiences, offering an excellent mobile video experience for customers in Hong Kong, as well as enhancing its capability in expanding enterprise and industry (B2X) [segment],” he said.