Hong Kong shopping malls to be integrated with 5G applications

Installation work in six shopping malls owned by Henderson Land to be completed by end of year.

5G applications to six shopping malls owned and operated by Henderson Land, will be implemented by HKT, and Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited (TGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas).

HKT will implement TGT’s “5G Sharing System” across six malls under Henderson Land, namely Fanling Centre, Trend Plaza, Shatin Centre.

Shatin Plaza, KOLOUR Tsuen Wan I and KOLOUR Yuen Long. The installation work in some of the malls is expected to be completed within this year. In addition, HKT will provide smart restroom solutions at selected locations of Henderson Land’s MOSTown.

Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, sensors will automatically detect the occupancy of individual restroom cubicles. This information will be displayed in the MOSTown app and on different LED screens within the shopping mall by pairing the sensors with a smart queuing system, bringing convenience to customers, and shortening their waiting time.

Henderson Land, TGT and HKT are exploring the feasibility of deploying smart restroom solutions and other 5G-powered applications such as AR, VR, and robotics in more locations among Henderson Land’s portfolio of shopping malls. The adoption of innovative technologies is expected not only to increase customer satisfaction but also extend their stay in the malls.

Across its portfolio of shopping malls, putting customers first has always been Henderson Land’s philosophy. The three-way collaboration will help accelerate Henderson Land’s pace in transforming its existing portfolio of popular retail facilities into smart malls.

Henderson Land, HKT and TGT look forward to more collaboration opportunities to introduce cutting-edge technology in creating a better future. Mr. Joseph Lai, General Manager, TGT, said, “Being a telecommunications service and infrastructure provider, TGT is honoured to incorporate HKT’s 5G network within our deployed “5G Sharing System” in Henderson Land malls. We strongly believe the collaboration will offer shoppers an unprecedented shopping experience.” Tom Chan, managing director, Commercial Group at HKT said 5G is the latest trend for smart malls and property management and promises huge business opportunities ahead.


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