Hong Kong cellco HKT says it plans to launch the territory’s first commercial 5G services on 1 April, just ahead of rival Hutchison 3, which has already announced an April launch date. Coverage will initially be available in districts including Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Admiralty, Central, Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan, as well as key sites such as the international airport and major shopping malls. The network will eventually be extended to all districts and the main subway lines. HKT says its 5G base stations are connected to the core network via 10Gbps fibre-optic infrastructure. Fees for the service will begin at HKD198 (USD25.50) a month for 8GB of data transfer.