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TELECOM & INTERNET | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Communications Authority makes 5 GHz shared band available for faster Internet

This gives Hong Kong the status of being one of the first to adopt such advanced mobile tech.

The Communications Authority (CA) is making available the 580 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band which can significantly enhance the overall service quality experience of mobile users.

“Mobile users will stand to benefit from the increased service quality and capacity to be provided by MNOs through the use of the 5 GHz Shared Band,” a CA spokesperson said.

The move gives Hong Kong the status of being one of the first few economies to adopt advanced mobile technologies like Licensed Assisted Access in the 5 GHz Shared Band.

“With a total bandwidth of 580 MHz, this represents a significant addition to the existing total capacity of the 552 MHz of spectrum in the sub-3 GHz bands already assigned to mobile network operators (MNOs).”

Mobile network operators may now apply to the CA for band usage to provide public mobile services through necessary amendments to unified carrier licenses.

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