China Mobile Hong Kong Wins Bid for 900MHz & 1800MHz Band Expands LTE network coverage to provide distinguished services

HONG KONG, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --A China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited ("the Company") announces that the Company has successfully bid for the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands at HK$1.48 billion on 18 December 2018, of which the 900MHz spectrum acquisition is unprecedented for China Mobile Hong Kong. When the spectrums commence service in 2021, China Mobile Hong Kong will develop into a mobile network operator to own blocks of spectrum across the 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz and 2600MHz bands, which brings huge benefits to the Company's overall network structure and business development."We are very excited about the successful bid for extra 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrums at reasonable prices. The 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrums are of the lowerA frequency bands that can provide wider coverage. The newly acquired spectrums will be integrated with our existing one, enriching the network bandwidth to bring a more prestigious mobile experience to our customers. China Mobile Hong Kong has always been dedicated to improving mobile network coverage and developing 5G network. Successfully bidding the new spectrum highlights our continuous investment in optimizing the existing network and demonstrates our commitment to providing quality services to our customers," said Mr. Sean Lee, Director and Chief Executive Officer of China Mobile Hong Kong.China Mobile Hong Kong has full confidence in the prospects of the mobile communication business in Hong Kong. The Company will continue to proactively enhance the future network development blueprint, providing customers with superb mobile broadband services with the latest network infrastructure and technologies.About China Mobile Hong Kong Company LimitedChina Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited ("CMHK") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (HKEx: 941) (NYSE: CHL), which ranks 53th on the Fortune Global 500. CMHK was incepted in January 1997 and was the first mobile network operator to launch PCS services in Hong Kong.Being the world's most subscribed mobile network*, the company offers innovative and comprehensive communications services, including voice, data, IDD and international roaming through 4G LTE, 3GHSPA, GPRS, EDGE and other technologies. In March 2018, China Mobile Hong Kong became Hong Kong's first mobile operator to receive the Trial Permit for 5G Test from the Office of Communications Authority (OFCA). In July, CMHK became the first network provider in Hong Kong to successfully complete an end-to-end 5G network testing; in October, CMHK became the first network operator in Hong Kong to launch a 28GHz 5G base stations commercial equipment test in urban environment.* China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited. As of 31 December 2017, China Mobile Limited had the largest number of mobile network subscribers in the world.SOURCE China Mobile Hong Kong Co. Ltd.
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