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Hutchison Telecom takes the lead to be the first mobile operator in Hong Kong
to provide total mobile coverage in Hongkong Land's
nine premium commercial buildings in Central

Hutchison Telecom delivers total mobile coverage for
voice, data and mobile multimedia in all public areas and tenant offices of the buildings
with the leading deployment of the 3G capable IRDS

HONG KONG, 10 July, 2002 - Hutchison Telecom has taken the lead to be the first mobile operator in Hong Kong to provide total mobile coverage for voice, data and mobile multimedia communications in all public areas of Hongkong Land's nine premium commercial buildings in Central, following the leading deployment of Integrated Radio Distribution System (IRDS) with 3G upgrade capability. Hutchison Telecom will continue extending the mobile coverage of Hongkong Land's Central Portfolio to all tenant office areas and elevators.

Mrs Agnes Nardi, Managing Director of Hutchison Telecom, said, "As the project leader in deploying the IRDS throughout Hongkong Land's Central Portfolio, Hutchison Telecom has devoted concerted efforts over the past year in building the most advanced mobile multimedia facilities at this major local business district. Now we take pride to lead the industry in providing full mobile coverage in both public and tenant office areas of Hongkong Land's commercial complex in Central. With our leadership position in Hong Kong mobile market and capability in providing the best network quality, the widest roaming coverage, pioneered corporate wireless services and mobile multimedia communications, we are able to bring the power of full mobility to the executives of numerous international companies and business institutions, enabling them to facilitate business activities. This system has also laid an important platform for our provision of advanced 3G mobile multimedia services to the business community, paving the way to a fully integrated mobile business environment."

100% mobile coverage for all public areas of Hongkong Land's Central portfolio

With Hutchison Telecom's Orange superb network coverage, users now can enjoy total mobile coverage in all public areas of Hongkong Land's nine top-class commercial buildings in Central, covering shopping arcades, restaurants, podium, basements, back of house, car parks and even underground in the MTR stations. The nine commercial buildings include One, Two & Three Exchange Square, Prince's Building, Alexandra House, Gloucester Tower and Edinburgh Tower at The Landmark, Jardine House and the latest development - Chater House.

Within these buildings, business executives are able to benefit from Hutchison Telecom's Orange seamless network reception and the best quality voice and data mobile services such as SMS, MMS, BlackBerry wireless email solution, wireless Internet, m-commerce and many more. Orange enables them to reap the best business opportunities wherever they are, for instance:

  • Receiving an important international call in the office lobby
  • Checking corporate emails with a BlackBerry handheld when waiting for the client for a business luncheon in the restaurant
  • Sending a SMS to check stock quote and placing an order in the office lift
  • Downloading and sending a canned birthday MMS to a friend when waiting for the driver in the car park

Full mobile coverage in all tenant offices

Hutchison Telecom is extending the IRDS into each tenant office phase by phase. In two months' time, the Company will provide full mobile coverage inside elevators and to all tenant offices which include multinationals, international companies, leading business and financial institutions, as well as flagship stores of many of the world's most renowned retail brands.

Integrated Radio Distribution System (IRDS) Technology

Hutchison Telecom's Integrated Radio Distribution System (IRDS) is a well-designed and engineered system that enables different mobile technologies to share the network infrastructure to provide reliable and good quality RF signal coverage within specified areas with broadened coverage, whether indoors, underground and in MTR stations and tunnels. IRDS causes minimal disturbance to landlords and tenants, and landlords can have better management control of the system. The system can also overcome interference among different mobile networks and have 3G upgrade capability. In June 2001, Hutchison Telecom has been selected by Hongkong Land to lead the deployment of IRDS in Hongkong Land's nine commercial buildings in Central.

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Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited
Frances Ng
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