Cyberport, Ericsson, SmarTone and Unissoft Join Hands to Develop New 5G Applications, Form Hong Kong’s First 5G Edge Computing Deployment Scenario Used at Cyberport and Unleash the Power of 5G Technology


HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 4 August 2021 – Hong Kong Cyberport, Unissoft – Cyberport Incubation Programme Alumni, SmarTone, and Ericsson announced a partnership to build Hong Kong’s first Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) deployment scenario at the Cyberport campus and capture the benefit of 5G communication technology. Developed by Unissoft and supported by a 5G MEC system architecture designed by SmarTone, this deployment scenario combines SmarTone’s 5G network with the Ericsson Enterprise Edge Link, becoming the first project in Hong Kong to adopt it in a commercial capacity and the first batch of projects in Asia. The first use case will be the Pet Monitoring System at Arcade@Cyberport, estimated to be operational in October this year.


About Ericsson

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world.

About SmarTone

SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (0315.HK), listed in Hong Kong since 1996 and a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, is a leading telecommunications provider with operating subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Macau, offering voice, multimedia and mobile broadband services, as well as fixed fibre broadband services for both consumer and corporate markets. SmarTone spearheaded 5G development in Hong Kong since May 2020, with the launch of its territory-wide 5G services.

SmarTone is your smart partner that delivers a trusted and connected experience through our high quality network, people-driven products and services combined with innovation, passion and understanding of customer needs.

SmarTone differentiates our content, excellent customer service, business and consumer products for all our Hong Kong customers, allowing them to live and feel smarter everyday. This strong presence is also backed by expert technical know-how, over 30 stores across Hong Kong, our 5 core brands and our innovative business strategies arm.

About Unissoft

Unissoft Technology was founded in 2016 by a team of distinguished scholars and serial entrepreneurs. Unissoft is named by Gartner “the notable player in the emerging Intelligent Infrastructure market: for the leading 5G infrastructure technology adapting the deeptech of Network Coding invented in The Chinese University of Hong Kong 20 years ago. With a vision to become the driver of 5G-enabled AIoT platform, Unissoft is committed to deploying its nEdge solution to a wider audience. The solution has been adopted in areas such as smart campus management, smart city and esports. Unissoft is also keen on collaborating with startups and partners from the 5G ecosystem to foster synergy and shared values in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).