On 5 May 2020, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) launched the Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G (Scheme) under the second round of Anti-epidemic Fund.
The Scheme aims to encourage various sectors, through the provision of financial incentives, to deploy 5G technology early to foster innovation and smart city applications, and to improve efficiency of their operations and quality of their services that will contribute to enhancing Hong Kong's overall competitiveness. Public and private entities/bodies are welcome to submit applications for projects which are able to bring substantive benefits to the business/sector concerned through the deployment of 5G as well as demonstrate innovation or cross-sectoral synergy.
Under the Scheme, the Government will subsidise 50% of the actual cost directly relevant to the deployment of 5G technology in an approved project, subject to a cap of $500,000. Around 200 qualified projects will be subsidised.
The Scheme is open for application from 5 May 2020 to 31 December 2022 or until the total amount of subsidy under the scheme is exhausted (whichever is earlier).
Frequently Asked Questions
Aspects of Approved Projects
Experience Sharing of Approved Projects
For enquiry, please contact OFCA by phone at 2961 6333 or email at .