HKT 5G Tech Carnival to hit Hong Kong in June

HKT is organising a 5G Tech Carnival to take place in June, which will showcase the upcoming applications and future possibilities of 5G communications technology.

Echoing to the Hong Kong Government’s Smart City vision, the carnival aims to demonstrate how emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and cloud computing can help businesses improve operational efficiencies, sales and customer relationships.

In addition, visitors will have a hands-on experience of the benefits of strategically-deployed sensors and smart street facilities such as smart kiosks, smart recycling bins and smart lamp posts.

With a futuristic design, the 101,000 sq.ft two-storey exhibition area will be divided into seven core themes including 5G & smart city, enterprise solutions, FinTech, global network, revolutionised ecosystem, mobile solutions and smart living.

A thought-leadership conference featuring prominent industry leaders and influencers, as well as device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners, will also be held on 13 to 14 June at the carnival, exploring trends and creating a platform for innovation in Hong Kong.

Another highlight of the carnival is the first 5G Tech Concert on 15 June. It will integrate the latest technologies and on-site performance by singers including Kay Tse (謝安琪), Louis Cheung (張繼聰), boy group MIRROR, Andy Leung (梁釗峰) and King Wu (吳崇銘) from C AllStar. Csl will also hold the “Garena Arena of Valor” and “PUBG Mobile” Mobile eSports Tournament on 16 June, where over 250 mobile eSports players will compete for the championship to win cash and prizes worth up to HK$100,000 in total.

Susanna Hui, group managing director of HKT, said, “HKT 5G Tech Carnival will offer the ultimate visitor experience by showcasing how 5G and smart city solutions from HKT enable people to lead smarter, safer and healthier lifestyles in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, and how businesses may benefit from the latest technologies.”

Meanwhile, HKT has conducted 5G application trials over the 28GHz millimeter-wave band, moving towards the introduction of 5G for commercial use in Hong Kong.

Peter Lam, managing director of HKT engineering, said, “Subsequent to taking the lead to conduct 5G technical trials in Hong Kong using 28GHz frequency band in June 2018, we are pleased to be the first Hong Kong mobile operator to conduct 5G application demo upon the 400MHz of spectrum on 28GHz band assigned to HKT by OFCA last month. HKT is confident of deploying its 5G capability to better serve our customers as Hong Kong accelerates its pace of development into a smart city.”

The carnival will be held on 13 to 16 June at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

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