The advent of 5G mobile Internet connectivity will see csl making the everyday lives of customers smarter and healthier, as well as more convenient and enjoyable.

HKT has acquired spectrum in the 3.3GHz, 3.5GHz, 4.9GHz and 26/28GHz frequency bands, a capability that will combine with our extensive infrastructure to get the very best out of 5G technology – all to the benefit of csl customers.

Date of acquisition
in 2019
Band Frequency acquired
March 27
High-band spectrum 26/28GHz
400MHz
October 14
3.5GHz
50MHz
October 23
Mid-band spectrum
(golden band spectrum)
4.9GHz
40MHz
November 6
3.3GHz
30MHz

5G characteristics

Ultra high speed

20 times faster than maximum 4G download speeds.

Massive connectivity

The number of smart devices that can be connected simultaneously is more than 100 times greater than 4G can achieve.

Ultra-low latency

Latency of less than one-thousandth of a second.

Three major 5G frequency bands

Global and Hong Kong 5G spectrums are broadly divided into three different frequency bands – high, medium and low. Each range comes with completely different characteristics and advantages.

High-band spectrum
28GHz

Advantages

UHF broadband for ultra-high transmission speed.

Deployment in the environment

This is suitable for indoor and high-density environments, and provides ultra high-speed connectivity for multiple users simultaneously.

Mid-band spectrum
3.3GHz, 3.5GHz
and 4.9GHz

Advantages

Considered 5G’s “golden band spectrum”, mid-band provides high speeds and wide coverage.

Deployment in the environment

5G service will be rolled out to many Hong Kong districts.

Low-band spectrum
2GHz and below

Advantages

Very high penetrating signal power to suit Hong Kong’s proliferation of high-rise buildings.

Deployment in the environment

Use high and medium frequencies to maximize 5G coverage.

Source: Information and figures on 5G are referenced from the documents listed by GSM Association. More details can be found in https://www.gsma.com

Some figures quoted are theoretical value, actual performance may vary due to location, spectrum allocated, network resource availability and the compatible handset’s capability, etc.

5G network coverage

5G network coverage will be extended to other districts in Hong Kong and along MTR lines.

* Tai Po, Ma On Shan, parts of Sha Tin, Fanling, Sai Kung and parts of Stanley are classified as 5G restricted areas where use of the 3.5GHz spectrum is prohibited. Access to 5G service within such restricted areas requires a device compatible with other 5G spectrum.

First phase

Hong Kong Island

Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Admiralty, Central and Sheung Wan

Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Prince Edward, Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan

New Territories & Island

Tai Po & Ma On Shan
(Applicable only to designated locations)*

Shopping malls

Cityplaza, Harbour City, iSQUARE, K11 Art Mall, K11 MUSEA, MegaBox, Mira Place and Pacific Place.

Hong Kong International Airport

(Departures, Arrivals and Baggage Reclaim Area)

MRT lines

Taikoo MTR station

Second phase

Hong Kong Island

Quarry Bay (within Jun, 2020, applicable only to designated locations)

Kowloon

Kowloon Bay & Kwun Tong (within Jun, 2020, applicable only to designated locations)

New Territories & Island

Hong Kong Science Park (within May, 2020, applicable only to designated locations)

MRT lines

Tsuen Wan line, Kwun Tong line & Island line (within Sep, 2020)