Press Release

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) today announced plans to join forces on research and development for next-generation operations and maintenance technologies using Augmented Reality (AR) glasses. At the same time, CITIC Telecom CPC unveiled three major R&D initiatives to accelerate business expansion and enhance the customer experience by using AI, in line with the company’s corporate mission – “Innovation Never Stops”.

Established by the HKSAR Government in 2000, ASTRI’s mission is to carry out applied research to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong’s technology-based industries. ASTRI’s R&D endeavours focus on Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Health Technologies, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.
With a shared vision to spur innovation and enhance customer experience, the collaboration with ASTRI not only creates new opportunities for CITIC Telecom CPC, but also benefits a wide spectrum of vertical industries.

“We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with ASTRI to develop next-generation operations and maintenance technologies using AR glasses,” said Mr. Stephen Ho, CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC. “Bringing together the strong technical capabilities and innovative strengths of the two groups, CITIC Telecom CPC hopes the resulting innovation will disrupt the game rules of operations and maintenance, enhance productivity and create value for our customers for years to come.”
“ASTRI supports Hong Kong’s industries and the community with advanced, innovative solutions. With technologies like Augmented Reality, Machine Vision, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, we enable the industries to deliver a better customer experience and pursue innovation-led growth,” said Mr. Hugh Chow, CEO of ASTRI. “This cooperation with CITIC Telecom CPC represents our firm commitment to a stronger, smarter Hong Kong powered by technology,” he added.

Based on the agreement, ASTRI will contribute their world-class software development capabilities while CITIC Telecom CPC will leverage its deep knowledge and experience gained from serving various industries, to provide an array of complex scenarios based on real-life customer requirements, on-site conditions and technical considerations.

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