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Telecommunications in Hong Kong

OFTA SAYS HK MARKET IS MOST COMPETITIVE

A study by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) has found Hong Kong to be the most competitive mobile market.

Tuesday, 24 June, 2003, 12:00am

PCCW lodges appeal on Ofta broadband ruling

PCCW has applied for a judicial review of an Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) ruling on broadband interconnection.

The application yesterday, in a writ to the High Court, marks the first time a telecoms operator has challenged an Ofta decision through legal channels, and could change the landscape of Hong Kong's broadband market.

17 May 2003 - 12:00am

PHONE LINES DISAPPEAR

The number of telephone lines in Hong Kong fell by 4,900 in the first two months of the year, according to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority.

17 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Fixed-line licences near

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) is likely to approve new fixed-line licences by the end of this year, according to acting director-general Au Man-ho. Since Ofta announced the full liberalisation of the fixed-line telephone market by next year at the beginning of this year, the telecommunications regulator has received three applications for new licences.

19 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

CyberWorks challenges Ofta on access for rivals

The authority of the telecommunications watchdog will be put to the test for the first time today as Pacific Century CyberWorks appeals its ruling enforcing access for rival fixed-line operators.

29 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

CyberWorks challenges Ofta on access

The authority of the telecommunications watchdog will be put to the test for the first time on Monday as Pacific Century CyberWorks appeals its ruling enforcing access for rival fixed-line operators.

29 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Telecom lines in a tangle

After lively debate last year, the Hong Kong Government has finally released a bill aimed at clarifying the regulation of mergers and acquisition activity in the telecommunications sector.

The Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2002, gazetted in May, is being scrutinised by a bills committee due to the controversial nature of the proposals.

22 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Telecom lines in a tangle

After lively debate last year, the Hong Kong Government has finally released a bill aimed at clarifying the regulation of mergers and acquisition activity in the telecommunications sector.

The Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2002, gazetted in May, is being scrutinised by a bills committee due to the controversial nature of the proposals.

22 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

'Pseudo-deregulation' puts Ofta in spotlight

THE COURSE OF liberalising Hong Kong's fixed-line telecommunications market has not been smooth; accusations have been fast - bullying, stifling, dirty tricks, daylight robbery - and the process slow.

12 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Operators accuse Ofta of unfair practices

The telecommunications watchdog has come under fire after three fixed-network operators expressed disappointment over its method of driving market deregulation.

Hutchison Global Crossing claimed the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) had favoured new entrant City Telecom (CTI) with its instructions for an interconnection arrangement.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

Ofta accused of unfair practices

The telecommunications watchdog has come under fire after three fixed-network operators expressed disappointment over its method of driving market deregulation.

Hutchison Global Crossing claimed the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) had favoured new entrant City Telecom (CTI) with its instructions for an interconnection arrangement.

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

Bring your own sandwiches to Ofta meeting

Conspiracy theorists are having a field-day over involvement of the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) in recent job losses.

Pacific Century CyberWorks chief Richard Li Tzar-kai was the first to suggest the pro-competition authority had a hand to play in his company's decision to lay-off 858 workers last month.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Ofta rules on joint venture

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority has ruled Pacific Century CyberWorks' joint venture Reach was a non-dominant licencee for external bandwidth services. The ruling gives the regional bandwidth wholesaler flexibility to set its price on external connection to other operators.

16 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Ofta directs CyberWorks to comply with connection obligations for rivals

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) has issued a severe warning to Pacific Century CyberWorks for breaching its duty to provide services to other fixed-line operators.

14 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

CyberWorks upsets competitor

Wharf New T&T, Hong Kong's No 2 fixed-line carrier, has again attacked dominant operator Pacific Century CyberWorks for charging 'abusive' access fees and deterring interconnection.

Wharf New T&T vice-president Tony Cheung Tung-lan said CyberWorks had failed to carry out its commitment to other operators to increase its quota of interconnection to the local loop.

28 Feb 2002 - 12:00am