China Mobile gives Huawei contract for 4.5G upgrade

Bill Boyle
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China Mobile Hong Kong has given a contract to Huawei to deploy an LTE-Advanced Pro 4.5G network

Under the agreement CMHK plans to upgrade both its existing frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) LTE networks to offer gigabit services and prepare for 5G. LTE-Advanced Pro was approved as 4.5G standard in 2015 by the reglators.

Sean Lee, director and chief executive officer uCMHK said: “In order to meet the explosive growth in demands and mobile network users, as well as users’ higher expectation of network quality and device products, our partnership with Huawei Hong Kong not only upgrades our existing 4G network to 4.5G, but also offers customers unparalleled service of higher speed and lower latency through the introduction of Network Functions Virtualizations (NFV), enabling a more advanced mobile communication experience.”

Huawei president of carrier business Zou Zhilei said: “Our advanced 4.5G technology will enable CMHK to capitalise on the emerging new devices, new businesses and new experiences, offering an excellent mobile video experience for customers in Hong Kong, as well as enhancing its capability in the expanding enterprise and industry B2X segment,” he said.