Be connected with 5G vision
A revolutionary way forward

New 5G era promises
endless possibilities

The 5G era will transform the mobile network from a communications medium into a complex technology ecosystem that will serve virtually every aspect of everyday life.

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 our customers.

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

5G needs spectrum within three key frequency ranges to deliver widespread coverage and support all use cases. Those three ranges are 26/28GHz (high), 3.3GHz to 4.9GHz (medium) and 2GHz and under (low).

High-band spectrum

(28GHz)

Mid-band spectrum

(3.3GHz, 3.5GHz and 4.9GHz)

Low-band frequency

(2GHz and below)

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 many users simultaneously.
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

1O1O’s truly genuine 5G network now covers outdoor areas in Central, Sheung Wan, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, as well as inside Hong Kong International Airport and major shopping malls.

1O1O commands 3.3GHz, 3.5GHz and 4.9GHz 5G sections of the golden spectrum band, so we do not use the existing 4G band for 5G service. This means the quality of the overall 4G user experience will not be affected in the moment.

Customers simply need to use a 5G mobile device model compatible with 4.9GHz in order to reap the extraordinary speed and other benefits of 1O1O’s 5G network at locations such as the Hong Kong Science Park and certain areas of Tai Po and Ma On Shan.

1O1O will continue to extend 5G coverage throughout Hong Kong and the areas along the MTR route in order to make the many wonders of this amazing new mobile broadband technology available to customers.

FAQ

  • Q1: How will 5G services benefit my daily life?
    Game-changing 5G mobile Internet connectivity will enable 1O1O to make the everyday lives of customers potentially smarter and healthier, as well as more convenient and enjoyable. This ground-breaking technology facilitates higher speeds and lower latency, with the capability to connect exponentially more devices and innovative applications to make the Internet of Things (IoT) and “smart city” concepts a reality.
  • Q2: Will 1O1O command extensive 5G coverage after launch?
    As Hong Kong's leading mobile service operator, we will continue to offer the best customer experience via the fastest connectivity and far-reaching network coverage. Large public locations, such as MTR stations and lines, shopping malls and the airport, demand large capacity to meet a diversity of service requirements. With this in mind, we started building Hong Kong’s first all-fiber mobile network infrastructure in November 2018 for the lobby and platforms of the Shatin to Central Link line in order to provide a high-quality mobile broadband service. This will allow us to upgrade the network to 5G without additional cabling.
  • Q3: What advantages does 1O1O have over other mobile players?
    As Hong Kong’s premier mobile operator, we are able to deliver rich media content in conjunction with PCCW Limited, our parent company. We have also developed a one-stop IoT ecosystem through collaboration with a large group of partners and industry experts. And we established a “smart city” laboratory, in partnership with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), in November 2018. All these tie-ups will produce a richness of content and innovative 5G services to the benefit of our consumer and corporate customers.
  • Q4: When will 1O1O launch 5G phones? Will 5G mobile phones currently on the market be able to support 5G services?
    Although 5G mobile phones already exist in the market, mobile phones need to be compatible with local 5G network settings. Therefore, these 5G mobile phones is not able to enjoy a faster, more stable and smoother 5G network currently.
  • Q5: Do I need a 5G phone to use the 5G service plan?
    Customers subscribing to a 5G service plan but using a 4G mobile device may not be able to benefit from 5G’s high-speed and low-latency advantages. The user experience will be delivered at 4G speed because of mobile phone restrictions.
  • Q6: How much faster is 5G than 4G?
    5G data transfer speed specificaitons is up to 5 to 20 times faster than 4G's specificaiton. What’s more, 5G achieves ultra-low latency of less than one thousandth of a second.
  • Q7: What spectrum does 1O1O use?
    Our 5G network will use spectrum in the 3.3Ghz, 3.5Ghz, 4.9Ghz and 26/28Ghz bands. In addition, we will refarm existing low-frequency spectrum bands in coming years to enhance 5G network performance.
  • Q8: Why do we need 5G?
    We are all using increasingly more mobile data, especially in terms of video and high-resolution music. The network chokes up when huge numbers of users use it at the same time. One of the many beauties of 5G technology is it will handle demands from massive numbers of devices with comparative ease.