China Mobile Hong Kong taps Huawei for 4.5G upgrade, NFV included

China Mobile Hong Kong taps Huawei for 4.5G upgrade
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China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) has partnered with Huawei Hong Kong to upgrade-its TD-LTE/LTE FDD network to LTE-Advanced Pro (a.k.a. 4.5G).

Following the implementation of a number of network optimization projects this year, CMHK has kicked off its 4.5G network roadmap by employing Huawei’s 4.5G technology and network solution under a strategic partnership agreement. CMHK said the upgrade is intended to offer customers a superior user experience, as well as pave the way for its evolution to 5G.

“As one of the leading mobile network providers in Hong Kong, CMHK has spared no efforts in network enhancement and technology innovation,” said Sean Lee, Director and CEO of CMHK.

“We are very pleased to work with Huawei to upgrade our 4G mobile network to 4.5G for significant network capacity optimization and speed improvement, as well as achieving superior user experience for consumers and commercial customers.”

Lee added that the 4.5G upgrade with Huawei also includes introduction of Network Functions Virtualizations (NFV) technology “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.”

Zou Zhilei, president of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, said: “With the 4.5G network capacity upgraded to LTE network, the vision of offering enterprise and industry (B2X) business, ultra-broadband Gbps network, better voice and video experience, as well as more connectivities, will empower CMHK’s network with differentiating competitiveness in its network development history.”

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