China Mobile Hong Kong Limited (CMHK) conducted SA (Independent Network) 5G network testing and completed NR voice testing to continue to prepare for commercial start-up. In a statement, the operator said it had installed base stations that support both SA and NSA (non-independent network) technologies at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Kwai Chung Internet Data Centers.
Sean Lee, chief executive of China Mobile Hong Kong Ltd,said the SA network was built on SBA, a service-based network architecture, with features such as network slicing, mobile edge computing and NR voice.
He noted that the company is now installing 5G devices on existing LTE base stations to use NSA technology to turn on 5G services as quickly as possible.
The operator is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
In early November, Hong Kong completed the last of three 5G spectrum auctions.
China Mobile Hong Kong Ltd. was the first operator to conduct 5G testing in Hong Kong, acquiring 20MHz spectrum in the 3.3GHz band, 40MHz spectrum in the 4.9GHz band and 200MHz in the 3.5GHz band.