China Mobile HK taps Huawei for 4.5G

18 Oct 2016

China Mobile Hong Kong has contracted Huawei to deploy an LTE-Advanced Pro 4.5G network. Under the agreement the cellco plans to fully upgrade its existing frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) LTE networks to allow it offer gigabit services and prepare for future 5G technology. LTE-Advanced Pro was approved as 4.5G standard by industry body 3GPP in October 2015.

Sean Lee, director and chief executive officer of CMHK, said: ‘In order to meet the explosive growth in demands and mobile network users, as well as users’ higher expectation of network quality and device products, our partnership with Huawei Hong Kong not only upgrades our existing 4G network to 4.5G, but also offers customers unparalleled service of higher speed and lower latency through the introduction of Network Functions Virtualizations (NFV), enabling a more advanced mobile communication experience.’