SmarTone to Expand LTE Coverage to Underground Railway
Hong Kong’s SmarTone announced that its LTE based 4G network will commence coverage of the first MTR underground railway station at Admiralty on Monday 15th October.
The first phase, spanning the stations and tunnels in between Admiralty, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wanchai and Causeway Bay will be operational by 26 October.
Roll-out of 4G coverage will extend progressively, in phases, to the rest of the MTR system. Full 4G coverage for all MTR stations and adjoining tunnels is expected to be achieved by early next year.
“Our decision to implement 4G LTE on 1800 MHz spectrum is again vindicated with the coming full roll out of 4G coverage within the MTR system. I am sure our 4G customers will be delighted to start enjoying 4G service in the MTR so soon,” said Mr. Douglas Li, CEO of SmarTone.