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  1. News - Hong Kong - COMMUNICATIONS

    Government favours splitting 3G spectrum further

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Option to split 3G spectrum favoured The government has said it favours a "mixed-mode" approach to reassigning the frequency spectrum for 3G mobile service operators, a Legislative Council panel was told yesterday. Currently, four 3G operators- CSL, Hong Kong Telecommunications, Hutchison Telephone Company, and SmarTone Mobile Communications- ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Industry sources doubt China Mobile will clean up at 3G spectrum auction

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com China Mobile 'unlikely' to clean up in 3G sale China Mobile is unlikely to win the third of the 3G spectrum about to be prised away from the city's four incumbent 3G mobile network operators and put up for auction, sources close to the matter say. Local operators have also vastly inflated the cost of reassigning 3G spectrum share from ...

  3. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Hong Kong reassigns 3G spectrum amid fears of service degradation

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 07:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Four current operators express disappointment and warn of poorer services for consumers HK to auction 3G spectrum in market shake-up Hong Kong's telecommunications sector is headed for a shake-up that could test the patience of consumers and local network operators, after the government's decision to reassign the existing 3G mobile spectrum. ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Operators left hanging on 3G time plea

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Operators left hanging on 3G time plea The hopes of Hong Kong's leading mobile network operators for an extension of the government's timeline for a ruling on their expiring 3G spectrum licences remain in limbo, following a recent meeting with the Office of the Communications Authority (Ofca). An industry source said yesterday ...

  5. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile sets its sights on auction of reassigned 3G spectrum

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 02:52am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... win China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is moving forward with plans to bid for the reassigned 3G spectrum that the Hong Kong government will take back from ... the Communications Authority, announced last Friday its decision to use a "hybrid" approach in renewing the expiring 3G spectrum licences in the 1.9-gigahertz to 2.2GHz band of SmarTone ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Consumers fret over phone service when firms lose third of 3G spectrum

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Government's decision to seize and auction a third of the 3G spectrum has consumers fretting about the effect on data and voice services Worries about service after spectrum grab Consumers facing the prospect of poorer service due to a shake-up of the 3G mobile market say they are anxious about the impact of the move. The city's 11 million ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    3G mobile phone licence controversy looms for Hong Kong regulators

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:43pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Another licence storm could be brewing for Greg So Kam-leung, with an announcement overdue on the future of Hong Kong's 3G mobile phone market So faces ... of 3G mobile licences "before mid-November". The decision could affect millions of people's mobile phone and data services and lead to fresh furore. The timing could not be more ...

  8. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    China Unicom (Hong Kong) net profit surges 51 per cent on strong 3G sales

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:23am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The mainland's second-largest wireless operator reports net income jump to 3.06 billion yuan Unicom profit soars 51pc in quarter on 3G boost China Unicom (Hong Kong), the mainland's second-largest wireless network operator, yesterday posted a 51 per cent increase in third-quarter net profit, driven by robust 3G subscription. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    3G review must serve consumers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 01:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial 3G review must serve consumers There can be no denying that competition is good for the mobile telecommunications industry. Hong Kong's experience- being among ... of operators, a view that it is hoped the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) reflects at the end of this month when it announces its conclusions of a review of the city's 3G network. ...

  10. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Hong Kong mobile subscribers against 3G service degradation, survey says

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:12am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... mobile network operators are hoping that the government will heed the voice of their subscribers and renew the carriers' expiring 3G spectrum licences. SmarTone Telecommunications, CSL, ... users rejected any deterioration of service that could be caused by the government's plan to seize and auction off chunks of 3G spectrum in use. In a parallel move, the four incumbent 3G ...




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