3 HK First to Deploy 4.5G Network on World's Longest Sea-crossing Bridge

3 HK First to Deploy 4.5G Network on World's Longest Sea-crossing Bridge Image Credit: pranodhm/Bigstockphoto.com

3 Hong Kong announced completion of 4.5G network to serve the local section of the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB).

The company’s 4.5G network covers the deck of the bridgeand surrounding facilities, and will be ready to provide high-speed mobile service as soon as the bridge opens to traffic.

Hong Kong began construction of the bridge’s network infrastructure earlier this year, establishing base stations in the Hong Kong section. This work included the Hong Kong LinkRoad, as well as facilities on the artificial island such as the Passenger Clearance Building, Xrayinspection facilities, Immigration Department and Customs and Excise Department clearance counters and various retail outlets. 

3 Hong Kong also announced launch of new and enhanced local tariff plans that allow customers to share their data entitlements throughout Hong Kong, mainland China and Macau with the same freedom and functionality as if they were on home ground. Consumer, corporate and tourist customers alike can enjoy seamless mobile connectivity throughout the three geographies.

Cliff Woo, Executive Director, HTHKH
In fact, network trials were completed mid-July. When open, the HZMB will stimulate movement of people and logistics between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, thereby increasing demand for data, so we have tailored innovative plans to suit differing customer needs. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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