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KMB’s 20 “5G buses” travel multiple districts on the same day and check 10 free 5G Wi-Fi routes

2021-08-12T11:44:22.193Z

5G network coverage by bus! KMB announced a partnership with SmarTone to launch 5G buses. From now on, 20 buses will be the first to provide free 5G Wi-Fi services, mainly running on 10 urban and suburban routes. Passengers in the experience period



5G network coverage by bus!

KMB announced a partnership with SmarTone to launch 5G buses. From now on, 20 buses will be the first to provide free 5G Wi-Fi services, mainly running on 10 urban and suburban routes.

During the experience period, passengers can use the 5G Internet service for 30 minutes per session, and there is no limit to the number of sessions per day. The "5G bus" will be identified by stickers on the front of the bus.


Use 30 minutes per session, unlimited number of sessions per day

The Chief Financial Officer of KMB Leung Cho Tak said that 20 buses will provide free 5G Wi-Fi services from now on, and there is no limit to the number of sessions per 30-minute session.

Stickers will be affixed to the front of the 5G bus for identification. The 10 routes are mainly busy urban routes, including 1, 87D and 603. Some routes cover popular hiking trails and country parks.

During the experience period, passengers can use Wi-Fi service for free, 30 minutes per session, unlimited sessions per day.

KMB stated that it will pay attention to passengers' reactions and study whether it will further expand its 5G bus service. It has not set a time limit for the experience period. It is believed that 5G Wi-Fi service will not become a fee-based service in the future.

The main KMB route that 5G buses run.

(Provided by KMB)

KMB also pointed out that other plans to apply 5G technology include providing information such as the passenger status of bus compartments and the number of passengers waiting at bus stops in App1933, so as to allow passengers to better arrange their itineraries. Evacuate passengers.

KMB also plans to use high-definition cameras at large bus terminals to detect road conditions. If someone enters the bus lane, it will warn the captain to pay attention to safety when entering.

The reporter measured the disconnection twice in 5 minutes

"Hong Kong 01" measured how to use the Wi-Fi of a 5G bus. Follow the instructions to search and connect to "KMB x SmarTone 5G" with a mobile phone. After reading the terms of use, click "Agree" and "Connect" to connect successfully.

However, during the actual test period when the reporter used the iPhone 8 smart phone, he was disconnected twice in just 5 minutes and needed to return to the connection interface. During the disconnection period, the 30-minute period was counted down all the time.

SmarTone Commercial Marketing Director Liang Wensi is confident in the company's network coverage and speed, saying that the receiving device installed on the KMB is sufficient to serve more than 100 passengers, and the 5G Wi-Fi service is unlimited and unlimited.

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Source: hk1

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