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December 10, 2020
Six shopping malls under Henderson Land will be empowered by HKT’s true 5G services
HONG KONG, December 10, 2020 – HKT, Henderson Land Development Company Limited (Henderson Land) and Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited (TGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas), jointly introduce 5G applications to six shopping malls owned and operated by Henderson Land, marking a significant step forward in the development of 5G smart malls.
HKT will implement TGT’s “5G Sharing System” across six malls under Henderson Land, namely Fanling Centre, Trend Plaza, Shatin Centre．Shatin Plaza, KOLOUR Tsuen Wan I and KOLOUR Yuen Long. The installation work in some of the malls is expected to be completed within this year.
In addition, HKT will provide smart restroom solutions at selected locations of Henderson Land’s MOSTown. Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, sensors will automatically detect the occupancy of individual restroom cubicles. This information will be displayed in the MOSTown app and on different LED screens within the shopping mall by pairing the sensors with a smart queuing system, bringing convenience to customers and shortening their waiting time.
Henderson Land, TGT and HKT are exploring the feasibility of deploying smart restroom solutions and other 5G-powered applications such as AR, VR and robotics in more locations among Henderson Land’s portfolio of shopping malls. The adoption of innovative technologies is expected not only to increase customer satisfaction but also extend their stay in the malls.
Across its portfolio of shopping malls, putting customers first has always been Henderson Land’s philosophy. The three-way collaboration will help accelerate Henderson Land’s pace in transforming its existing portfolio of popular retail facilities into smart malls. Henderson Land, HKT and TGT look forward to more collaboration opportunities to introduce cutting-edge technology in creating a better future.
Mr. Joseph Lai, General Manager, TGT, said, “Being a telecommunications service and infrastructure provider, TGT is honoured to incorporate HKT’s 5G network within our deployed “5G Sharing System” in Henderson Land malls. We strongly believe the collaboration will offer shoppers an unprecedented shopping experience.”
Mr. Tom Chan, Managing Director, Commercial Group, HKT, said, “HKT owns a comprehensive mobile network infrastructure, backed by a substantial holding of 5G spectrum across all bands and a robust and extensive fiber backhaul infrastructure. We are committed to providing a wide range of 5G services for customers. We are delighted to join hands with Henderson Land and TGT to unleash the potential of 5G and accelerate smart mall development. 5G is the latest trend for smart malls and property management and promises huge business opportunities ahead. We look forward to delivering more end-to-end integrated solutions employing emerging technologies and 5G to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises in different sectors.”
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HKT (SEHK: 6823) HKT Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and a leading innovator. Its fixed-line, broadband, mobile communication and media entertainment services offer a unique quadruple-play experience. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, media entertainment, enterprise solutions and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting and contact centers.
HKT is the first local mobile operator to launch a true 5G network with differentiated value-added services. Backed by its substantial holding of 5G spectrum across all bands and a robust and extensive fiber backhaul infrastructure, HKT is committed to providing comprehensive 5G network coverage across the city.
HKT delivers end-to-end integrated solutions employing emerging technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises and contribute to Hong Kong’s development into a smart city.
Riding on its massive loyal customer base, HKT has also built a digital ecosystem integrating its loyalty program, e-commerce, travel, insurance, FinTech and HealthTech services. The ecosystem deepens HKT’s relationship with its customers thereby enhancing customer retention and engagement.
For more information, please visit www.hkt.com.
About Henderson Land Development Company Limited
Founded in 1976 and listed in Hong Kong since 1981, Henderson Land Development Company Limited (Stock code: 12) is a leading property group with a focus on Hong Kong and mainland China. The Group’s core business comprises property development and property investment. Henderson Land’s portfolio of award-winning landmark projects is the result of close collaboration with some of the world’s foremost architects and professionals. The Group also holds strategic investments in a listed subsidiary, Henderson Investment Limited, and three listed associates, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (which in turn has equity stakes in a listed subsidiary, Towngas China Company Limited), Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited, and Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited. Henderson Land is a strong advocate of social responsibility and invests in a broad range of community causes and initiatives. The Group has a long-term commitment to sustainability and is a pioneer in green building and sustainable practices which harness innovation and technology to create new, smarter living.
About Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited
Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited (TGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, is one of the Hong Kong’s premier fixed telecommunications network operators. With TGT’s core telecom infrastructure, we offer unrivalled connectivity, world-class data centres and diversified ICT services.
TGT has expanded business to Mainland in 2007 and has established 18 joint ventures in Hong Kong and Mainland in total now, our footprints reached many regions in Asia-Pacific includes Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and etc.
With the advent of the “Big Data” and “5G Communication” eras, TGT currently establishes 7 large scale networked data centres in Hong Kong, Guangdong, Beijing, Jinan, Dalian and Harbin. Our unparalleled infrastructure offers a high-availability environment with business continuity, ensuring our customer’s mission-critical operations are always secure.
With solid infrastructure and resources, TGT provides customer with one stop data centre solution. We will continue to strengthen our business, so as to deliver the best quality service and accelerate further business expansion for our customers.
Jointly issued by HKT Limited, Henderson Land Development Company and Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited.
HKT Limited is a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability.