3HK × Huawei
Founding Hong Kong's leading IoT network

The Internet-of-Things is emerging with unimaginable commercial value. To utilise the benefits of IoT, there is an obvious need in constructing an IoT network of wider coverage, lower energy consumption, and better efficiency in connecting billions of devices across the globe.

As Hong Kong's leading mobile communications service provider, 3 Hong Kong has collaborated with Huawei to complete the construction of end-to-end Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) in accordance with the 3GPP standard to facilitate tests and development of NB-IoT applications. This move enables us to expedite the development of Hong Kong as a smart city and marks a milestone in the city's technology development.

Benefits of NB-IoT

Wide coverage

Low energy consumption

Large-scale connection capacity

Secure transmission

High assurance of quality of service (QoS)

Increased cost efficiency

3 Hong Kong × Huawei Press Conference

On 20 September 2017, 3 Hong Kong and Huawei announced the completion of our end-to-end NB-IoT infrastructure. We also revealed our collaborations with local start-ups and were pleased to have invited their representatives to share with us their business models and technology, so as to promote the commercialisation of NB-IoT in Hong Kong.

Internet of Things, IoT

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is the concept of connecting everyday objects using built-in sensors to optimise cross-device collaboration and intelligent management. It can be applied to wearable devices, toys, vehicles, machines, architecture, and many other types of things. Generating enormous economic benefits to different industries and cities, IoT is the next major trend in global technological advancement.

Accelerate to embrace the 5G era

Accelerate to embrace the 5G era

Alongside the construction of the IoT network, we are undertaking an enhancement of mobile network speed to offer greater support in developing Hong Kong into a next-generation smart city.

3 Hong Kong is the only mobile operator in Hong Kong to own blocks of spectrum that can be utilised throughout the 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz and 2600MHz bands to provide service. This formidable network strength enables 3 Hong Kong to re-farm spectrum in order to deploy technologies that will greatly enhance network efficiency and speed up the advent of 5G. All this will provide customers with 5G networking performance and solutions when standards have been finalised.

Deploying 256QAM to boost network speed by up to 30%

Deploying 4×4 MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) devices

Deploying Massive MIMO devices