There’s been an even wider application of 5G in everyday use over the past year.
HKT launched Hong Kong’s first true 5G network last April just when the COVID-19 pandemic had broken out. Remote working became more common, and with that we have had to all adapt to a new way of working, perhaps transitioning to new communication strategies, like cloud adoption. My colleagues and I now do presentations using only our mobile devices instead of laptops – with just a few clicks we can easily share files with our clients through a cloud platform. It’s handy, easy to use and looks professional.
But innovation in technology doesn’t only limit us to producing work –
at Taikoo Place, it keeps us healthy too. As the first business hub in Hong Kong to have full indoor and outdoor 5G coverage
, wireless technology here has the potential to enable applications such as sanitising robots and video-analytics platforms. We’re exploring the different technologies that can be used here and in other places like hospitals – think robot receptionists and remote consultation. It’s this kind of innovation and development that we are proud to be a part of, as 5G not only allows us to see the endless potential before us, but also pushes us forward to see what else there is to explore.
In life, we always need an open mind to welcome new possibilities.
As a leader, I like to work with people from different backgrounds and age groups, including fresh graduates – you never know what they can teach you. Our cloud platform, for example, is run by one of our younger team members. Though they may be less experienced, they often inspire me to see things from a fresh perspective, and that is essential for innovation and change. After all, with how quickly the world is evolving, being complacent will never move you forward.