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11 August 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Hutchison has completed the first stage of a network enhancement project to bring 4G capacity to 18 high-traffic metro stations in Hong Kong.
Daniel Chung, chief technology
officer (mobile) of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong
Holdings, said: "Using mobile service at MTR stations has
become an integral part of our daily lives. 3 Hong Kong is
therefore working on 4G enhancement at 18 high-traffic MTR
stations to boost capacity manyfold and strengthen the
"The project is gradually being
extended to other stations. We are constantly monitoring 3 Hong
Kong’s network performance to ensure that
customers enjoy an advanced mobile network featuring
comprehensive coverage, high capacity, high speed and high
reliability, outside and inside of MTR stations."
The deployment of this technology
by 3 Hong Kong has already been finished on eight concourses.
The entire two-phase project, being carried out on tunnels and
platforms, is set to finish by July 2019, bringing with it
increased 4G capacity and smooth mobile connectivity for
Hutchison Telecommunications Hong
Kong, which owns 3 Hong Kong, sold fixed-line and global carrier
Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) to I Squared Capital, a
global infrastructure investment manager, for $1.9bn in July
Hutchison Global Communications,