China Mobile Hong Kong Launches Greater Bay Area Service Plan
Seamless hassle-free mobile service transcends city boundaries to enhance interconnectivity in Southern China’s strategic region
(Hong Kong, 6th December 2017) Witnessed by President Xi Jinping, the signing of the “Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation in the Development of the Bay Area” on 1st July 2017 by HKSAR Chief Executive Mrs. Carrie Lam and representatives from the National Development and Reform Commission along with Guangdong and Macao leaders, has defined the strategic areas on which the Greater Bay Area cities shall collaborate, including infrastructural interconnectivity, enhanced market integration and developing the region into an international innovation and technology hub.
To support interconnectivity of the Greater Bay Area, China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) today announced the launch of the Greater Bay Area Service Plan* in collaboration with China Mobile Group Guangdong Co., Ltd and Macao’s telecom service provider CTM. The launch event, officiated by Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, marks the beginning of a new era of seamless and hassle-free cross-border telecommunications, fostered by CMHK, China Mobile Group Guangdong Co., Ltd and CTM to show full support for China’s vital strategic development initiative.
Dr. Li Feng, Chairman of CMHK, said, “The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is significant in that it works in parallel with the ‘Belt and Road’ strategy to power ahead China’s far-reaching open-door strategy. We are very pleased to be capturing new opportunities presented by the development of the Greater Bay Area. As CMHK, China Mobile Group Guangdong Co., Ltd and CTM jointly launch the Greater Bay Area Service today, our partnership reflects that Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao are keen on collaboration. For the Greater Bay Area to succeed as a world-class city cluster, free flow of people, goods and information is fundamental. Close cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao will be vital to enable free information flow. We are confident that Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao will develop closer links, with increasing collaboration in the areas of network infrastructure, technological development, business promotion and big data utility, in order to collectively build a bright future for the Greater Bay Area.”
Hong Kong, as the most cosmopolitan of the 11 cities in the Greater Bay Area, plays a critical role in connecting mainland with the world. The Greater Bay Area is a strategic initiative for China and has been enshrined in the “13th Five-Year Plan” and the “Belt and Road Vision and Action” national plans. As Hong Kong’s leading mobile service provider, CMHK will rally to support China and Hong Kong in promoting the Greater Bay Area development, by leveraging the company’s state-of-the-art network technology and its strengths in cutting-edge cross-border telecom services. In developing telecom infrastructure and services for the Greater Bay Area, CMHK is supporting the development of the region as an international innovation and technology hub. By promoting information flow between Greater Bay Area cities, CMHK endeavours to help speed up the integrated and interconnected development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and contribute to the economic prosperity of the region.
As Hong Kong celebrates the 20th Anniversary of returning to China this year, CMHK is also marking 20 years of service in Hong Kong. Dedicated to servicing Hong Kong, CMHK has been actively developing cross-border mobile services as well as international roaming services to bring convenient premium communications to customers. The “Supreme” Service Plans introduced this year, featuring “Supreme Global”, “Supreme Asia” and “Supreme Greater China”, let customers enjoy data sharing^ in up to 75 countries / regions worldwide for a fixed monthly fee.
As the development of the Greater Bay Area is about to take off, CMHK today introduces an all-new “Supreme Bay Area” service plan to cater to the increasing connectivity needs between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The service plan will create seamless, hassle-free and cross-boundary connectivity for customers who travel within the Greater Bay Area for work or living, and enable them to stay connected with business associates and friends through voice and data communications within the Greater Bay Area. The service plan also serves to empower users with the advantages of cross-border communications in the Greater Bay Area, at preferential rates.
CMHK, supported by the resources of parent company China Mobile Limited, will work in line with HKSAR Government’s Greater Bay Area development plan and build up the capabilities of information technology and integrated economic and social development of the Greater Bay Area in delivering benefits to the people, as well as to achieve complimentary advantages of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.
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