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  • Sep 20, 2014
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3G spectrum

Mobile operators to challenge OFCA's 'muzzle'

Hong Kong's leading mobile network operators are poised to issue "a strong response" to a veiled attempt by government to put a muzzle on critics of its 3G spectrum reassignment plan, sources say.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:31am

Speed up 3G spectrum review, mobile firms say

Hong Kong's leading mobile network operators are calling on the government to speed up the review of its plan to seize and auction off chunks of 3G spectrum in use.

6 May 2013 - 3:34am

Operators call for review of 3G spectrum plan

The Hong Kong government has failed to appraise fully the negative impact that its plan to reassign 3G spectrum in use and impose a significant increase in license fees would have on mobile services, say local network firms.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am

Talking points

Public consultation on government plans to increase the number of operators in the Hong Kong mobile phone market comes to an end.

11 Apr 2013 - 6:07am

3G mobile spectrum renewal still an option for government

Efforts by Hong Kong's leading mobile network operators to keep all of their 3G mobile spectrum allocations will likely come down to the final cases they present to the public consultation on the matter, which closes today.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Hong Kong may become new showcase for China Mobile

China Mobile's plan to acquire chunks of existing 3G mobile spectrum in Hong Kong may be part of a bigger goal to make the city a new showcase for the world's largest wireless network operator, according to an industry expert.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:53am

Government hangs up on Hong Kong's mobile phone users

The consultation period for government proposals to reallocate mobile frequency spectrum ends next week. For reasons best known to itself, the government wants to reassign the spectrum when the present arrangements expire in 2016. Lai See has yet to meet anyone who thinks this is a good idea.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:28am 1 comment

Mobile operators urge release of more spectrum

The government is facing renewed calls to release more mobile spectrum and create a secondary market for trading those assets in Hong Kong, following strong opposition to its plan to seize and re-auction chunks of 3G spectrum currently in use.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:04am

SmarTone completes first bond offering

Mobile network operator SmarTone Telecommunications has completed a US$200 million bond offering that will help finance the company's bid to renew its 3G spectrum licence in 2016.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

Network suppliers, operators warn of mobile disruption

Two of the world's largest telecommunications equipment suppliers have joined local mobile operators in raising the spectre of acute services disruption in Hong Kong if the government seizes and auctions off chunks of 3G spectrum currently in use.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:01am