NTT launches Hong Kong’s first end-to-end Managed Private 5G service to help enterprises unlock the potential of new mmWave technology

Delivering faster speed, ultra-low latency, and secure connectivity designed for uplink-centric communications to empower enterprise digitalization journey

HONG KONG, June 14, 2023 – NTT, a world-leading global technology services provider is the first in Hong Kong to introduce a fully managed private 5G (“P5G”) service, which enables enterprises to build highly secure infrastructure operating on fast data transfer speeds, ultra-low latency, and massive connectivity – an important step towards the city’s digitalization journey.

Introducing the innovative millimeter wave (“mmWave”) technology running on 26GHz to 28GHz spectrum, NTT helps enterprises build a wide-area 5G network to meet the huge demands for uplink-centric and Mission-Critical Push-to-X connectivity (“MC-PTX”). These standout features make it an ideal network for connected devices to transmit information quickly and efficiently at an enterprise level.

The managed P5G service offered under the “Docomo Business” brand, not only provides enterprises with the backbone infrastructure to deploy ready-to-market Internet of Things ("IoT”) solutions at speed, but also offers fully managed services for ongoing operations and upkeep of the network. As the enterprise business brand launched under NTT Group in 2022, Docomo Business is a world leader in the deployment of 5G open radio access networks (“ORAN”), with an ownership of 10,000+ related patents and a comprehensive portfolio of over 850 5G projects since service launch.

“As a visionary global tech company, NTT has always been a pioneer, allocating huge information and communications technology (“ICT”) investments to Hong Kong for the ongoing benefit of our customers over the years. Bringing Docomo Business to Hong Kong is a strong testament to our confidence in the city’s massive growth opportunities, and solidifies the vision of offering the businesses here an accelerated start to P5G running on true mmWave technology.” Stephen Tsang, Chief Revenue Officer of NTT Docomo Business said.

Leveraging our full-service portfolio, NTT helps enterprises develop their purpose-built P5G network from design, build, deployment, solution to operations and on-going management. The service allows a high degree of customisation with ready-to-deploy IoT solutions well-equipped for a variety of industries to address multiple use case scenarios. Aiming to help enterprises embrace the future 5G technologies, NTT assists with plugging in the gaps arising from potential tech talent shortages with their P5G managed services, provided by a team of network experts acting on the best practices.

“We envision our P5G network service to be a springboard for regional and Chinese enterprises to tap into new business opportunities in the Greater Bay area and beyond to global markets. Building on the cross-border synergy between Hong Kong and mainland China will further strengthen the city’s position as a gateway for outbound IoT innovation, establishing it as a robust Innovation and Technology (“I&T”) hub.”

Stephen added, “By replicating our success and lessons learned from Japan, we will soon establish a new Cross Lab in Hong Kong to serve as a hotbed for experimentation and implementation of new innovations with an ecosystem of partners that will help conceptualize Hong Kong’s smart city blueprint.”