China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) opened its first Hong Kong flagship store in Central, designed to demonstrate to the public the new opportunities 5G technology can bring.
Spanning 2,800 square feet, the two-storey flagship store features a 270-degree panoramic ultra-wide screen that showcases the futuristic digital transformations brought by 5G.
The store has set up a 5G Experience Zone which showcases a wide spectrum of 5G capabilities. There are live demonstrations of 5G’s low latency and high volume transmission over multiple simultaneous connections, with highlights being a “Remote Claw Robot Arm” and the “Portable Live Broadcast Backpack”. Customers can learn about the importance of applying 5G technology to the commercial and innovative technology sectors.
While in the Smart Home Zone, customers can have a hands-on experience with a range of new digitalised products, and discover how 5G and NB-IoT will work together to make life at home easier. In addition, the CMHK Privilege Club Members’ zone in the flagship store provides prioritised one-stop services to its members.
“Earlier this year, CMHK was assigned the 26GHz and 28 GHz bands. Hong Kong is well poised to reap the benefits of 5G technology. CMHK will actively participate in the government’s 5G bands auction starting in October this year,” said Li Feng, chairman of CMHK.
“We look forward to digitalising the lifestyle of the public with our continuous efforts in infrastructural development as well as a comprehensive network. We hope to further promote the implementation of 5G and the development of Hong Kong as a smart city connected by technology.”
CMHK launched the 5G+ Project to complement the existing 4G network with 5G infrastructure. This is expected to seamlessly integrate 5G into artificial intelligence, internet of things, cloud, big data, edge computing, and other information and communications technology.