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  1. Sunday delays 3G launch

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Huawei Technologies. The postponement will leave rivals Hutchison Telecom and SmarTone Telecommunications in control of Hong Kong's 3G market through the peak subscriber period between Christmas and Lunar New Year. Of the four 3G licensees in Hong Kong, only Hutchison is in operation so far. ...

  2. HK mobile industry readies for 3G China

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... GEORGINA LEE HK mobile industry readies for 3g china Even as the timing for Beijing to issue a 3G licence remains a billion-dollar question generating much speculation, industry group ... for China's homegrown 3G technology TD-SCDMA next month. The standard is widely expected to back the first licence, to be issued this year. The group is awaiting approval from the telecoms watchdog ...

  3. Li revises 3G break-even target to next year

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Hutchison Whampoa chairman Li Ka-shing expects its 3G business to break even on an operational basis next year, as opposed to his earlier target of this year. At Hutchison's ... dinner last night, Mr Li changed his forecast to breaking even on the ebit level only by next year. 'Our 3G business will turn a new page in 2008, on a path to achieving positive full-year ...

  4. Hutchison mulls taking Australian 3G unit private

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Hutchison Whampoa is planning to take its loss-making Australian mobile unit private just as it becomes the world's only pure 3G telecommunications stock after the planned closure ... by pushing the listing of 3 Italia instead. Earning that valuation would have set a favourable benchmark for the rest of Hutchison's European 3G businesses, with 3 UK being the next in line ...

  5. Ofta farms out 3G licence pricing

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The Office of Telecommunications Authority, the telecoms regulator in Hong Kong, will appoint an independent consultant to determine the reserve price for a new CDMA 3G ... CDMA 2000 3G technology next October. The winning bidder should provide the service in Hong Kong no later than November 20, 2008, when the existing CDMA 2G licence held by Hutchison Telecom ...

  6. Ofta sees advisory role for HK in mainland 3G push

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... telecommunications operators could help mainland 3G licensees launch new services by providing technical and marketing experience. The central government is expected to issue as many as three licences for 3G mobile networks in time for services to be running before the Beijing Olympics next year. Hong Kong launched 3G services in January 2004 and now has more than one million 3G users. 'While ...

  7. Sole bidder PCCW wins 3G CDMA licence

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung PCCW, the city's largest telecommunications service provider, has been awarded Hong Kong's fifth 3G mobile licence as the sole bidder in the sale, the government announced yesterday. As the only mandate for the 3G standard based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology, the licence was expected to attract a bid from China Unicom, which runs ...

  8. 3G costs leave Sunday in the red

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee Lower subscriber revenues and heavy 3G roll-out expenses pushed Sunday Communications into an interim net loss of $61.81 million in the last set of results not influencing ... 3G expenses climbed to $83 million from $13 million a year ago, lifting overall operating expenses 18.86 per cent to $315 million from $265 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, ...

  9. Unicom, Hutchison go it alone in 3G bidding

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... where the technology was developed. At present Hong Kong has four 3G networks based on the European Global System for Mobile communications or GSM standard. Two other companies deemed likely ...

  10. 3G carriers fear more rivalry with new licence

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a cut in capital investment. However, China Unicom supports the government and hopes the licence will be issued before June to give the new 3G operator time to launch the service for the Beijing Olympics next year. China Unicom also said the price for the 15-year licence should be much lower than the amount the four 3G licensees paid in 2001, which was equivalent to HK$1.3 billion ...




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