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5G Makes the Impossible Possible

5G Coverage in Hong Kong

  • Since the commercial launch of 5G services in April 2020, 5G coverage in Hong Kong has reached over 90% of the population, covering all major business districts, shopping centres and Mass Transit Railway stations.
  • The unique characteristics of 5G technology which supports ultra high speed, low latency and massive scale of machine type communications empower a wide spectrum of applications by individual users and business sectors.

5G Characteristics

5G mobile services

eMBB – Enhanced Mobile Broadband

  • Supporting very high data download speed*

* The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has set the targeted download speed for eMBB under ideal circumstances at 20 Gbps. However, the actual data download speed will be affected by various factors (including but not limited to the number of subscribers, user devices, network coverage, frequency bands and amount of spectrum used, network settings, quality of radio transmission and network traffic).

mMTC – Massive Machine Type Communications

  • Supporting communication of up to 1 million machine-type devices within 1 km2

URLLC –Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications

  • Supporting mission critical applications and low latency communications with delay as low as 1 ms

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5G Applications

5G Smart Farming System for STEM Education

It enables students to monitor the growth of different hydroponic plants through real-time collection and analysis of plant data.

5G Smart Farming System for STEM Education

5G Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane Remote Operation System

It facilitates crane operators to remotely control the cranes in the control centre, for loading and unloading containers.

5G Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane Remote Operation System

5G Body Temperature Robot

It is deployed at designated premises for contactless body temperature checking, monitoring social distancing, detecting people without wearing a mask, and disseminating health care information.

5G Body Temperature Robot

5G Smart Passenger Flow Analysis System

It collects real-time data of passengers waiting at bus interchanges for more flexible deployment of buses in response to passenger demand.

5G Smart Passenger Flow Analysis System

Work of the CA to Facilitate Continued Development of 5G Services in Hong Kong

From 2019 to 2022, the Communications Authority (CA) has assigned more than 2 100 MHz of new spectrum in low, mid and high frequency bands to mobile network operators (MNOs) for the development of 5G services. Under the technology-neutral approach in spectrum assignment, MNOs can also freely refarm the spectrum previously assigned to them for the provision of 5G services. The CA will continue to monitor the market and technological developments, releasing spectrum in a timely manner to meet public demand for 5G services.

* For details, please visit 5G Thematic Website: https://www.5g.gov.hk/en/index.html


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