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China Mobile's earnings fall 5.9pc, ending 14-year run of profit growth

China Mobile said net profit fell 5.9 per cent to 121.7 billion yuan (HK$153.6 billion) last year due to heavier investments in infrastructure resources. It was the first time in 14 years that profits at the world's largest mobile company by subscribers failed to grow.

Friday, 21 March, 2014, 5:20am

CSL raises the ante on 4G network services

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

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.

10 May 2013 - 5:31am

Mobile phone firms gag at Ofca's tone

A ripple of surprise ran through Hong Kong's mobile-phone carriers on Monday after they received a letter from the Office of the Communications Authority (Ofca).

The letter noted that after the publication of the second consultation document at the end of last year on the proposed new arrangements for 3G spectrum, there had been a certain amount of comment.

8 May 2013 - 6:05am

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

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

Hutchison slams decision to reclaim 3G spectrum

Hutchison Whampoa, which saw its net profit more than halve last year, said it would not rule out a legal challenge to the Hong Kong government's decision to seize part of its 3G mobile spectrum for sale to new competitors.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:27am 3 comments

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