3 Hong Kong announced deployment of an all-cloud core network from Huawei and a strategic co-operation agreement with Alibaba Group to cover cloud computing, intelligent big data and the IoT platform, as well as infrastructure and information security.
All-cloud core network and 5G Trials
3 Hong Kong will deploy a telco cloud solution to cloudify 3G and 4G core networks, which will lay a solid foundation for evolving 5G network architecture.
The Operator has also unveiled a plan to conduct in-and-outdoor commercial network trials in the 3.5GHz, 26 GHzand 28 GHz (millimetre wave) 5G spectrum bands.
The company is currently rolling out network infrastructure in order to launch a 5G service at the earliest possible opportunity – just as soon as 5G spectrum standards have beenfinalised and compatible mobile devices become available.
Cloud computing, big data and IoT initiatives with Alibaba Group
3 Hong Kong also signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Alibaba Group, covering technology items such as cloud computing, intelligent big data and the IoT platform, as well as infrastructure and information security – all with the aim of creating an ecosystem for Hong Kong’s digital Internet economy.