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Telecommunications Industry in Hong Kong

PCCW has makings of a recovery stock

Since Richard Li Tzar-kai acquired a controlling stake in PCCW in 2000, all that investors wanted to know was how he divested valuable assets to pay down the company's debts.

Monday, 10 March, 2008, 12:00am

Fee regime change clouds PCCW

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority will release a report today proposing the interconnection charge paid by mobile carriers to fixed-line operators be removed. Sources said the move could cut PCCW's revenue by $400 million a year.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Two-tier licences for VoIP due by year-end

The government aims to issue new licences for internet telephony services by the end of the year but not before it has held a second round of consultations with players in the industry.

21 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

2 classes of Net-phone licences 'by year's end'

Critics say the regulator's new two-tier system could confuse consumers

A plan to introduce new telecommunications licences to regulate voice calls placed over the internet should be in place by the end of this year, bringing fresh competition into the city's already crowded telecoms sector.

21 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Ofta tells Wharf to list links

The telecommunications regulator has ordered small fixed-line carrier Wharf T&T to detail its network access within two weeks or face a fine.

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority made the order after Wharf T&T refused to provide it with a list of buildings connected to its network.

25 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

PCCW victory on 'last-mile' links

PCCW will not be forced to lease 'last-mile' connections to rival fixed-line telephone and broadband internet operators in urban areas beyond 2008, Ofta rules. The concession, following intense lobbying by the dominant telecoms provider, brings forward the deadline by two years.

Full report - B1

7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am


A study by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) has found Hong Kong to be the most competitive mobile market. The study, which compared telecommunications competition in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Britain and the United States, was the first of its kind to be conducted by Ofta.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Quality takes a knock in a liberalised telecom industry

January 1 was a milestone in the history of the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong. With the opening up of local fixed-line telecom network services, Hong Kong has liberalised the telecoms industry, from carriers to valued-added service providers.

17 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Operators call for pledges on service

Telecommunications operators are calling for minimum service commitments from new entrants before full liberalisation of Hong Kong's fixed-line telecoms sector.

Hutchison Global Crossing, one of Hong Kong's four network operators, said the absence of service commitments could lead to negative multiple chain effects and might worsen existing competition.

10 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

CCT-Teligent forfeits $10m bond

Wireless fixed-network operator CCT-Teligent has been forced to forfeit a HK$10 million performance bond for failing to meet capital expenditure targets.

The company was one of three that failed to meet the first requirements set by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta).

3 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

High fixed-line network charges blamed for Web traffic bottleneck

High charges for fixed-network traffic have created a bottleneck in Internet-traffic delivery that is not expected to ease soon, according to Global One executives.

They said limited inroads made by the three alternative fixed-network operators which entered a deregulated market in 1995 meant market dominator Cable & Wireless HKT had little incentive to cut prices.

17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Licence dice loaded for phone firms

When hammering in a nail, it is generally a good idea to hit that nail in the same place with the hammer until the nail goes in.

The nail in this case is the one which needs hammering into the idea that we should give away possibly HK$35 billion of public assets in the radio spectrum for third generation (3G) mobile telephones.

9 May 2000 - 12:00am

Ofta nears licence decisions

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) will next month decide which companies will be granted licences for wireless fixed telephone networks. Ofta has received 14 applicants for the licences.

24 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

What's On

December 7: Broadband in Hong Kong (Telecom Research Project, University of Hong Kong), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tel: 2859 1919. Fax: 2857 9434.

December 8: Hong Kong's Competitiveness in the IT Environment (American Chamber of Commerce), Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 2526 0165.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am