HKT eyes smooth takeover of CSL New World Mobility

Alex Arena

HKT Trust and operating arm HKT, which posted strong gains in revenue and net profit last year, expects a successful integration of CSL New World Mobility after the US$2.43 billion acquisition receives all the necessary approvals.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 1:34am

Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2013

Incinerators could be built at landfills. Photo: Bloomberg

In recent months we have heard a lot of discussion on the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage that was long on principles, ideals and passion but short on concrete details.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 1 comment

Operators call for review of 3G spectrum plan

Ken Pearson (left) and Phillipa Marks, consultants of Plum Consulting, attend a press conference on 3G spectrum in Hung Hom.

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

HKT takes telecoms regulator to court over Apple's sim-locking

Apple denies sim-lock claim.

Apple recently took a pasting in People's Daily and other official mainland media for its trading practices. Now it is being criticised in Hong Kong for "anti-competitive practices" and for a "flagrant disregard" of the regulator for its own commercial gains.

6 Apr 2013 - 6:16am 1 comment

Mobile operators urge release of more spectrum

Phone companies are warning of serious service disruptions.

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

Government's 3G spectrum plan will add up to HK$30 to bills says operator

PCCW subsidiary HKT wants to see a spectrum trading platform, which would create an efficient secondary market. Photo: Felix Wong

The government's plan to seize and auction off chunks of 3G mobile spectrum will act as a new tax on the sector and significantly raise the cost of mobile telecommunications services, according to HKT, the largest telecommunications network operator in Hong Kong.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:32am

Arena holds government accountable for spectrum issue

Alex Arena

Among the telecommunications industry's staunchest critics of the government's plan to re- assign 3G mobile spectrum currently in use, HKT Group managing director Alex Arena arguably stands out because of his previous work in government.

25 Mar 2013 - 3:37am