China Mobile Hong Kong Wins Bid for 3.5GHz Spectrum To Build a Wide Coverage 5G Network

(Hong Kong, 14 October, 2019) China Mobile Hong Kong announces that the company successfully bid for 60MHz bandwidth 3.5GHz bands at HK$0.3 billion today. The spectrum will be assigned from 1 April, 2020 and valid for 15 years. The 3.5GHz spectrum are of the mid frequency bands that will serve as the major role to provide 5G network across Hong Kong, fostering the development of Hong Kong into a smart city.

“We are very excited about the successful bid for 3.5GHz spectrums which proves the determination of China Mobile Hong Kong to provide prestigious mobile experience to our customers. We took the lead back in November 2018 by installing 3.5GHz 5G commercial cell sites at Mongkok Flagship Store. A series of testing was carried out and satisfactory results were achieved in mobile network speed test and coverage performance. We went from strength to strength in May by connecting a 5G phone to the 3.5GHz 5G network in the store and successfully made the first 5G local and international voice and video calls. Browsing the Internet with mobile data was also smooth. 3.5GHz 5G cell sites have then been installed in Mongkok, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui Flagship Stores. With all these achievements, China Mobile Hong Kong has full confidence to utilise the 3.5GHz spectrum, building a territory-wide 5G network coverage in Hong Kong,” said Mr. Sean Lee, Director and Chief Executive Officer of China Mobile Hong Kong.

China Mobile Hong Kong will continue to foster 5G development and contribute to Hong Kong's stride towards a smart city.