CMHK completes Standalone 5G trial

2 Dec 2019

China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) says it has carried out Hong Kong’s first test of Standalone (SA) 5G technology and the first voice-over-new radio (VoNR) call. The operator is also trialling Non-Standalone (NSA) equipment. Sean Lee, CMHK’s Director and CEO, says: ‘We are very excited about the successful installation and trial of 5G SA network as it is the utmost target in CMHK’s 5G development. The 5G SA network is built on Service Based Architecture (SBA) that features three essential capabilities including Network Slicing, Mobile Edge Computing and VoNR. However, we are now installing 5G NR radio equipment at the existing 4G LTE base stations, in order to launch 5G services with NSA infrastructure as soon as possible.’