3 HK conducts outdoor 5G trial using 3.5GHz, 28GHz bands

29 Nov 2018

Hong Kong mobile operator Hutchison 3 says it has completed outdoor 5G trials using 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum. It claims to be the first mobile operator to make a live outdoor broadcast via a 5G network in the 3.5GHz band in Hong Kong. In what it says is an ‘early demonstration of the high speeds promised by 5G technology’, Hutchison 3 achieved downlink speeds peaking at 3.2Gbps using 400MHz of spectrum.

The firm has been running indoor 3.5GHz tests since August 2017 and received a trial licence for the 26GHz and 28GHz bands in May this year, renewing its 3.5GHz permit for indoor and outdoor testing a month later.

Hong Kong, Hutchison Telephone Company (3)