China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) grants HK$11 million fund to CityU for 5G antenna research

CityU Hong Kong 5G

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Researchers at CityU are working on to develop ultralight, small antennas by next year, ahead of the launch of 5G mobile network in 2020.

The City University of Hong Kong project has been granted funding of more than HK$11 million by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Wong Hang, principal investigator and assistant professor of CityU’s electronic engineering department, said, “The key to this project is to minimize the weight and size of the antennas. By using novel technology in material science and 3D printing, our antenna design is 50 percent lighter and about 30-50 percent smaller.”