HKT Set to Launch True 5G in Hong Kong on April 1


HKT is set to introduce true 5G services in Hong Kong on April 1 and takes the lead to showcase a series of unique audio-visual entertainment, consumer applications, and enterprise applications which will bring a differentiated 5G experience to customers. HKT will be the first mobile operator in Hong Kong to introduce true 5G.

Susanna Hui, Group Managing Director of HKT, said, “As a leading innovator and the premier ICT service provider in Hong Kong, HKT is proud to usher Hong Kong into the 5G era. Our true 5G service will go live on April 1. HKT will bring to Hong Kong people a one-of-a-kind 5G experience brimming with possibilities for the future. Starting today, the very essence of the 5G era will be defined by HKT.”

With a substantial amount of 5G spectrum and a robust and extensive fiber-backed network infrastructure, HKT is uniquely positioned to offer a differentiated 5G experience. HKT’s 5G base stations are connected to the core network with optical fibers with a transmission speed of 10Gbps, providing customers with ultra-high-speed 5G services.

In the initial phase of the launch, HKT’s 5G network will provide seamless continuous coverage in the major golden districts, including Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Admiralty, Central, Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan; 14 designated csl and 1O1O shops; key infrastructure such as Hong Kong International Airport; major shopping malls including Cityplaza, Harbour City, iSQUARE, K11 Art Mall, K11 MUSEA, MegaBox, Mira Place and Pacific Place.

In addition, comprehensive 5G coverage will be available at Pacific Place and Cityplaza shortly. Following the initial launch, HKT will continue to extend its network coverage to all districts in Hong Kong and the major MTR lines.

Starting from tomorrow (March 20), csl and 1O1O will offer customers various local mobile data and 5G handset bundles in its 5G service plans, with monthly fees from HK$198/8GB. For more details, please refer to the service plan appendix.

CSL Mobile 5G today also unveils a series of exciting 5G audio-visual entertainment services, including:

1. Now E Premier League and LaLiga 2020/21 Event Pass ─ football fans may watch exclusive live coverage of Premier League and LaLiga with selected matches broadcast in 4K streaming quality.
2. MOOV 24 bit Music Service ─ music lovers may enjoy Hong Kong’s first 24 bit FLAC lossless streaming music service, with music tracks available in both studio master version and upsampled version, to be offered by MOOV.
3. csl. 5G VR application ─ viewers may enjoy immersive Virtual Reality (VR) K-Pop Music shows performed by Korean Pop singers and bands, in a joint collaboration among HKT, PCCW Media and its global strategic partner LG U+ from Korea.
4. csl. 5G VR eSports ─ gamers may take part in popular VR eSports game Zombie Street which is offered exclusively by csl. It will be a whole new gaming experience thanks to 5G’s ultra-low-latency.

To experience new 5G handsets and the variety of 5G entertainment applications, customers may visit a new 5G Service Experience Zone at the csl flagship store in Mong Kok from April 1.

For the enterprise market, HKT has been capitalizing on our unique strengths in fixed and mobile network expertise, and many years of experience in system integration to help enterprises, government departments and airports in digital transformation incorporating emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and robotics.

Now, taking advantage of 5G’s features of high bandwidth, low latency, and massive connectivity, we are developing innovative 5G solutions to assist enterprises in accelerating digital transformation and business growth.

HKT will also continue to work with global startups and technology partners to develop 5G smart technology solutions for enterprises in various sectors, such as smart airport, medical and health, transportation, logistics, retails, etc. These solutions will support the sustainable development of local enterprises and the Hong Kong Government’s vision of transforming Hong Kong into a smart city.