Hong Kong Broadband Network

bbTV to suspend local news channel

Ricky Wong Wai-kay. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) spokeswoman Jessie Cheng Ching-man said bbTV's contract with HKTV ends on August 31 and the pay-TV service would not be renewing it.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:13am

Microsoft's online Office targets small firms

Office 365

Microsoft has expanded its collaboration with Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) to deliver Office 365, the "cloud computing" version of its popular productivity software, to thousands of small businesses across the city.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

HKBN fires up city Wi-fi hot spot spree

HKBN chief executive William Yeung (right) and Billy Yeung, founder and director of Y5Zone, seal their deal. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) plans to spend HK$200 million to expand its Wi-fi coverage across the city to 15,000 hot spots over the next 18 months.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

City Digest, January 8, 2013

Customs seized a container of health food, dried seafood and meat of endangered species worth HK$8 million at Lok Ma Chau control point.

Mother tried to jump from bridge with baby

A 37-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to jump off a footbridge with her 18-month-old son in Mong Kok at 11am yesterday. A passer-by called police. By the time officers arrived the woman had calmed down and mother and son were not injured. The infant was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital for examination.


8 Jan 2013 - 6:04am

City Digest, November 7, 2012

Misleading internet ad earns HK$300,000 fine

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

career tracker

Todd Martin Beutler, partner - Hong Kong, DLA Piper

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

HKBN aims to increase hot spots by a third

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) aims to aggressively invest in expanding its Wi-fi coverage, services portfolio and marketing efforts, following its HK$5.1 billion acquisition by the Asian unit of British buyout firm CVC Capital Partners.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Broadband poles can remain, judge rules

Optical fibre broadband will be able to reach old buildings across the city after a court quashed a government decision ordering the provider to remove poles it had erected to align the system.

Hong Kong Broadband Network had installed the 491 poles mainly in Central and Wan Chai but had never used them because of the order from the Director of Highways.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Firm refuses to remove telecoms poles

The government is considering taking legal action over the installation of some 500 iron poles by Hong Kong Broadband Network after the company refused to remove them.

The firm has been accused of taking advantage of the Highways Department's simplified application system to put up hundreds of poles on roadsides in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Jordan.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

Secret to success lies in leadership

To be the best requires strong leadership and motivational skills. These qualities were crucial when the examining board picked the winners of this year's HKMA Quality Award.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Broadband provider aims for top spot in busy marketplace

Bronze Award winner Hong Kong Broadband Network has been encouraging its workforce to become more competitive.

The telecommunication sector in Hong Kong is mature, therefore it is not easy to increase market share.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Pay-TV users want shorter contracts and easier exit plans

Many pay-TV users want shorter contracts and simpler ways to terminate them, a Consumer Council survey shows.

The survey of 3,003 people, conducted in September and October, included users of Cable TV, Hong Kong Broadband Network's bbTV, Now TV and TVB Pay Vision. Respondents, on average, put their satisfaction level at about three out of five.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Cameraman's attacker faces lawsuit' on C4 yesterday identified the cameraman as working for Hong Kong Broadband Network. It should have said Cable TV.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Pay-TV operators use free channels to promote set-top box

Although only half of Hong Kong's households are able to enjoy the newly launched digital terrestrial television broadcasting service, two pay-television operators are taking advantage of the free channels to promote their own service.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Open communication gives better connection

City Telecom's endurance in the competitive telecommunications market is a classic David and Goliath story. It has come a long way since 1992, when it became the first company to take on the monopoly enjoyed by Hong Kong Telecom, now known as PCCW.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am