Mobile operators to challenge OFCA's 'muzzle'

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

Networks want their 3G licences to be automatically renewed.

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

Licence holders claim that reallocation of the 3G spectrum will lead to much lower download speeds for users. Photo: SCMP

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

Communications watchdog asks DBC to explain switch in programming

Protesters protest to request for a resumption of Digital Broadcasting Corporation and an investigation on the digital radio broadcaster's closure at People's Square outside Central Government Offices in Tamar. Photo: Edward Wong

The embattled Digital Broadcasting Corporation must answer to the communications watchdog after stopping scheduled broadcasts and playing non-stop music on all its stations from Sunday night.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am

Letters to the Editor, October 18, 2012

Visitor limits must be carefully planned. Photo: SCMP

Setting a limit for visitors is not feasible

Anger over mainland visitors is bubbling over, as public outrage at cross-border traders and mainland mothers goes through the roof.

25 Oct 2013 - 1:31am 1 comment

Watchdog says DBC shutdown may have breached licence

Messages of support for DBC.

The broadcasting watchdog said troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation may have breached its licensing conditions for failing to broadcast its seven channels 24 hours a day.

This comes as the radio station bounced back for a seven-day "voluntarily broadcasting campaign" after announcing it was going off the air last week.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am