China Mobile Hong Kong Limited (CMHK) conducted SA (independent Networking) 5g network test, completed NR voice test, and continued to prepare for commercial start-up.In a statement, the operator said it had installed base stations supporting both SA and NSA (non independent Networking) technologies in Hong Kong Science Park and Kwai Chung Internet data center.
Sean Lee, chief executive of China Mobile Hong Kong Limited, said the SA network was built on SBA (service-based network architecture), with functions such as network slicing, mobile edge computing and NR voice.
He pointed out that the company is now installing 5g devices on existing LTE base stations to facilitate the use of NSA technology to start 5g services as soon as possible.
The operator is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Group Co., Ltd.
In early November, Hong Kong completed the last of three 5g spectrum auctions.
China Mobile Hong Kong Co., Ltd. is the first operator to conduct 5g test in Hong Kong. It has obtained 20MHz spectrum on 3.3GHz, 40MHz spectrum on 4.9ghz and 200MHz spectrum on 3.5GHz.