Sino and China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) entered into a strategic memorandum of understanding to develop a pre-5G infrastructure across Sino’s residential and commercial properties, using CMHK’s Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. This partnership, initially encompassing smart home, smart shopping mall and smart property management supports Hong Kong’s transformation into a "smart city" and allows its citizens to enjoy a better quality of life. Besides bringing benefits to Sino Group’s customers, the strategic partnership also supports Mainland China and Hong Kong’s vision to accelerate societal development through the use of technology.
Under the partnership with CMHK, IoT and big data technologies will be applied to enhance the experience of Sino Group’s commercial tenants, enhance its property management efficiency and facilitate environmental protection.
In March, CMHK became the first mobile operator to successfully obtain the "Trial Permit for 5G Test" from the Office of Communications Authority (OFCA). The company will commence the lab tests with 5G commercial equipment at the assigned 5G trial spectrum in the second quarter.
Sino and CMHK plan to create a Smart Home showcase in Olympian City. The NB-IoT products and other smart application products applicable for commercial, industrial and car-park purposes will also be showcased to enable visitors to see how these new technologies could enhance both residential and workplace experiences.