Hong Kong mobile operator CSL in partnership with telecommunications manufacturer ZTE launched what it claims is the world’s first LTE/DC-HSPA+ network on 25 November 2010.
CSL, a subsidiary of Australia’s Telstra Corporation, is launching the new network with corporate services for the present, but will offer consumer services commercially in the first quarter of 2011 when LTE enabled devices start coming on the market.
The network will increase capacity and speed and provide peak downlink speeds of up to 100Mbps with low latency. CSL is also aiming to capitalise on the new entertainment and possibilities for mobile interaction that the new network provides, such as 3DTV, interactive gaming and e-learning applications.
Corporate and professional services include mobile office, mobile HS video conferencing, mobile real-time monitoring, mobile interactive marketing and advertising and mobile real-time imaging for tele-healthcare. The LTE/DC-HSPA+ network will also unleash the power of cloud computing with full high-speed coverage of Hong Kong.
ZTE Corporation chairman Weigui Hou said: ‘Hong Kong’s unique density and geography have made it one of the world’s most challenging environments in which to deploy a large-scale wireless network. ZTE’s extensive experience and leading R&D capabilities allowed us to provide CSL a solution that delivers exceptional network performance to all its customers.’