Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) has expressed positive support to the Chief Executive’s 2021 Policy Address, in particular, its new initiatives on Smart City as highlighted under the "Building a Liveable City".
We welcome the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government’s plan to release more 5G spectrum by the end of October 2021 to meet the needs of various 5G services in terms of speed, capacity, and coverage, it is fundamental to meeting the ever-increasing demand for data services.
On the promotion of 5G application, we note from the Policy Address that the HKSAR Government launched the Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G, subsidize more sectors to boost efficiency and productivity by adopting innovative 5G applications such as telemedicine, distance maintenance support and real-time safety monitoring in construction sites.
All these encouraging initiatives are welcomed by us and the industry. These initiatives will facilitate the implementation of the HKSAR Government’s Smart City blueprint, and anticipate a more prosperous future of innovation and technology, accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises in different sectors.