Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hong Kong's CSL Launches LTE/DC-HSPA+ Network

Hong Kong's CSL Limited (CSL), which is a subsidiary of Telstra, launched commercial services over its new LTE/DC-HSPA+ network. Business services are initially being offered while consumer services will be launched in Q1 2011. CSL said its network is capable of peak downlink speeds of 100 Mbps with low latency and full coverage across Hong Kong. ZTE is a key partner for the rollout.

For corporate and professional services, the LTE/DC-HSPA+ network will deliver mobile office, mobile HD video conferencing, mobile real-time monitoring, mobile interactive marketing and advertising, and mobile real-time imaging for tele-healthcare. The company also expects its LTE/DC-HSPA+ network will unleash the power of cloud computing.

"CSL is proud to be the pioneer of the world's first LTE/DC-HSPA+ network, which will ensure we continue to go beyond expectations, delivering the best coverage and user experience in Hong Kong while meeting the rapidly increasing demand for mobile data driven by the proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices," said Joseph O'Konek, Chief Executive Officer, CSL Limited. "This revolutionary technology represents a quantum leap into a whole new era of mobile broadband for business and entertainment, putting Hong Kong at the forefront of global
telecommunications innovation," he added.

"We are very proud of the work we have done together with CSL to be here today for the successful launch of the world‟s first LTE/DC-HSPA+ network in Hong Kong. As CSL's strategic partner, ZTE has proudly supported CSL in developing and deploying LTE and HSPA+ wireless technologies. 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," said Weigui Hou, Chairman of ZTE Corporation.