“The Third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater-Bay Area Summit” Successfully Held
(Hong Kong, November 5, 2020) Hosted by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association and co-organized by The Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance, the ‘Third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Summit’ was successfully held in Hong Kong.
Anchoring with the theme of Digital New Era in the Greater Bay Area empowered by 5G, the forum focused on exploring the immense values of 5G in building a smart metropolis from sectors such as smart finance and logistics. Showcasing its milestones with 5G-connected drones and autonomous driving, China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) demonstrated its limitless capabilities to revolutionizing different industries across the Greater Bay Area. The Summit was attended by government officials including Ms. Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, GBS, SC, JP, Secretary for Justice of HKSAR Government and Dr. David Chung Wai Keung, JP, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology of HKSAR Government, and honored by the presence of esteemed industry leaders like Prof. Cliff Sun Kai-lit, Honorary Chairman of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association & Chairman of CPPCC (SZ) HK & Macao, and Dr. George So, Chairman of the Association and more. Dr. Li Feng, Chairman of CMHK and Mr. Xin Yuejiang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Macau Telecom & Chairman of the Board of Directors of CITIC Telecom CPC, who are the Honorary Chairmen of The Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance, have recorded videos to support the event.
The pandemic outbreak has drastically changed daily life. Ms. Teresa Cheng stressed the need to continuously innovate and to ‘Write a New Chapter of Digital New Era in the Greater Bay Area’ under this new normal during the pandemic and leveraging the convenience and boundless reach of technology, seize the unlimited potential at the Greater Bay Area, breaking barriers of time and proximity.
Being the cornerstone of a smart metropolis, an array of new 5G-oriented infrastructures has become the talk of the town. Dr. Li Feng, Honorary Chairman of The Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance and Chairman of CMHK said that CMHK has become a household brand in Hong Kong, founded 5G Innovation Centre Hong Kong Open Lab and spearheaded cross-industry ecosystem innovation with over 700 strategic partners. CMHK has also launched commercial use of 5G network with 95% of outdoor coverage across the city, so as to catalyze industry digitalization and optimization in Hong Kong, as well as the Greater Bay Area.
To catch the new digital trends such as artificial intelligence and big data, Guangdong and Macau have also made significant contributions to the development of the Greater Bay Area. Mr. Xin Yuejiang, Honorary Chairman of The Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Macau Telecom and Chairman of CITIC Telecom CPC, said that the current 5G network has reached commercial-use standards. He was hopeful to see how 5G can combine with the advantages of different industries to accelerate the establishment of an eco-industrial chain and a smart metropolis.
The Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance was established in August 2019. Founded by Guangdong Communications Industry Association, and telecom operators across Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau represented by China Mobile Guangdong, China Mobile Hong Kong, and Macau Telecom, the Alliance now boasts 131 entity members.