SmarTone deploying 4G at two new HK rail lines

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Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone is extending its 4G coverage to two new MTR rail network extensions.

The operator announced it has provided full turnkey multi-operator integrated radio systems to the new Kwun Tong Line Extension, covering the Whampoa and Ho Man Tin stations, under contract from MTR Corporation (MTRC).

By the end of the year SmarTone also plans to extend 4G coverage on all South Island Line (East) stations.

The mobile systems will incorporate the latest LTE-Advanced technologies including tri-band carrier aggregation.

“With the extension of our 4G coverage, SmarTone customers enjoy an outstanding mobile experience on the new MTR Kwun Tong Line Extension. We have also been working closely with MTRC to upgrade and expand the capacity of the existing MTR urban lines, which include the high-traffic stations on the Island Line, Kwun Tong Line and Tsuen Wan Line,” SmarTone CEO Stephen Chau said.

“SmarTone will continue to invest in spectrum and LTE-Advanced Pro / pre-5G technologies within the next few years to provide a superior customer experience and to evolve SmarTone’s network into an advanced, dynamic and cloud-based network architecture.”

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