Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is fully Powered by 5G Network

Press Room > 2021

The venue now boosts total 5G coverage spanning event spaces, restaurants to backstage area and facility users can now have simultaneous access, to data-intensive applications and content. The 5G network infrastructure will empower exhibitors to integrate physical and online marketing and sales efforts to a more stable and better real-time live-streaming of events. It also includes the application of new technologies such as, hologram and augmented reality in engagement with visitors and streaming of high-definition videos to visitors’ mobile devices.

Marking a new page in the venue’s installation of the 5G infrastructure is the introduction of a “futuristic staff member” to the HKCEC team – Captain C a 5G smart robot who recently, completed its apprenticeship, as a security captain at the Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival


Captain C combines 5G network and artificial intelligence technologies. It is equipped with a 360-degree 4K high-definition surveillance camera, infrared detection camera, and a sensor system for detecting smoke and fire. While its role at the venue is versatile, it can implement crowd management and at the same, undertake pandemic prevention measures through broadcast of social distancing reminders.

Capital C  HKCEC’s first 5G smart security robot.

When a person exhibits a high body temperature, or does not wear a mask, Captain C, will instantly transmit real-time images to the security control room so that appropriate follow-up actions can be taken.

The five-year advancement project to upgrade and refurbish HKCEC’s facilities began in 2019, and over several stages. The introduction of Captain C is a benefit of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region government’s subsidy scheme for encouraging early deployment of 5G, to improve operational efficiency.