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CSL seeks to keep edge by doubling download speeds

CSL's chief technology officer Christian Daigneault (left) and chief executive Phil Mottram explain the planned high-speed service yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Wong

CSL, the largest wireless network operator in Hong Kong, with brands including 1010 and one2free, yesterday showcased a new high-speed service with theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300 megabits a second - double its current best.

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 4:49am

CSL raises the ante on 4G network services

CSL chief Phil Mottram shows off the pocket Wi-fi router.

CSL said the expansion was made possible by more than HK$1 billion it had invested on network development and innovation since last year. It now provides 20 megahertz of 4G spectrum in the 2.6-gigahertz frequency band, up from 15MHz previously.

23 May 2013 - 4:27am

Legco panel to look into 3G spectrum issue

Hong Kong's four leading mobile network operators will discuss the expiry and future of their 3G spectrum licences at a Legislative Council meeting. Photo: Jonathan Wong

SmarTone Telecommunications, CSL, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong and PCCW's HKT are to be invited by the legislative body's panel on information technology and broadcasting to discuss the issue on March 27, according to a Legco document.

14 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

Hong Kong mobile operators gird for fight against 3G cuts

The city's big mobile network operators have warned of increased service degradation if they lose part of their 3G spectrum. Photo: Bloomberg

The government, represented by the Communications Authority, is expected to decide on that plan in October, which would be exactly three years before the 3G spectrum licences of CSL, SmarTone Telecommunications, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong and PCCW's HKT are due to expire.

12 Mar 2013 - 6:29am

Chinese Super League switches gear to nurture home-grown talent

Shenhua owner Zhu Jun

Despite the echoes of a huge corruption scandal and Didier Drogba's short-lived stay, a sense of cautious optimism pervades long-suffering mainland football as the new season starts this week.

8 Mar 2013 - 5:36am

China's football image – mend it like Beckham

David Beckham waves as he attends his first training session with the Paris Saint Germain squad on February 13. Photo: Reuters

Former England captain David Beckham is being lined up to promote Chinese football, state media said on Friday, but fans say rebuilding the sport’s shattered image may be too big a challenge even for him.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:08pm

CSL says no to transparency in billing at hearing of Small Claims Tribunal

Ben Sargent

Mobile telephone operator CSL refused to agree to provide billing transparency to one of its customers during a hearing at the Small Claims Tribunal yesterday.

"We never overcharge customers," the company representative told the court, but said the rates quoted on its website could sometimes lag behind changes to roaming tariffs.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:13am 1 comment

Telecoms chief is still learning

Tarek Robbiati is group managing director of Telstra International Group and also chairman of CSL. During a 20-year career in the telecoms, finance, media and technology industries, the Italian native has been guided by Michelangelo's maxim, Ancora imparo: 'I am still learning.'

What did you study at university?

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mobile data plans get speed limits

After weeks of speculation, certain mobile service providers have decided to retain their unlimited data plans - but with limits.

On Monday, CSL, which oversees One2Free and 1010, announced that it will continue to provide unlimited data plans, but when clients use more than five gigabytes of data, internet speed will be reduced.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Network giant CSL launches 4G smartphone

CSL, the largest wireless network operator in Hong Kong, has teamed up with Taiwanese handset maker HTC to offer local mobile subscribers the first of a wave of new 4G smartphones set to reach the city this year.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


What do you think of the English Schools Foundation fee rise?

I am encouraged to see that legislators are backing a campaign by parents against yet another rise in English Schools Foundation (ESF) school fees.

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Change at top could herald cost-cutting at CSL

CSL New World Mobility, majority controlled by telecommunications giant Telstra of Australia, may face cost-cutting measures when a Telstra executive takes charge of the Hong Kong operations next month, sources said yesterday.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Last week Earful reviewed the 3G services of SmarTone Telecommunications, and we are mindful not to leave out the city's third operator, CSL.

11 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Not separate companies

In answer to my earlier letter about the different rates charged to Hongkong Telecom CSL and One2Free customers, CSL replied, through these columns, on April 7, saying that in response to my complaint, it had 'provided recommendations that will best serve [my] needs'. Substitute 'its' needs and I would agree.

19 Apr 1997 - 12:00am