3 Hong Kong details network developments - Mobile World Live

3 Hong Kong details network developments

25 JUL 2016

3 Hong Kong refarmed its 900MHz spectrum to enhance indoor LTE coverage, with plans to launch a TD-LTE service in October to support multi-mode devices.

The operator, which is the second largest in the market, is also looking to deploy carrier aggregation to boost data speeds.

For the second half of the year, it plans to add small cells to help it cope with rising network traffic.

And 3 will add 3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, bringing its total to more than 23,000 across Hong Kong.

New Roaming plans
To cater to travelers over the busy summer season, 3 Hong Kong launched roaming plans, including a three-day “3 Macau Roaming Pass” and 10-day “Europe Roaming Pass”.

These provide voice and data entitlements in Macau and six European countries (Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK) respectively.

Also available are 3LikeHome plans, starting at HKD168/month ($21.65) for Hong Kong and Macau and HKD508 for Hong Kong, Macau and the six European countries.

These offer equal local and roaming data allowances, as well as local and roaming voice minutes.

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