Telecoms news from Hong Kong
Hong Kong's mobile networks have called on the government to speed up its review of their 3G spectrum holdings and be more transparent about the process. ...more.
Hong Kong's six main MVNOs have joined a voluntary Customer Complaint Settlement Scheme that was set up by the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) last November. ...more.
ZTE says that their micro-base station solution was used to enhance Hong Kong mobile operator CSL's communication services at the Hong Kong Stadium during Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2013. ...more.
The Hong Kong telecoms regulator, OFCA says that the four incumbent mobile network operators have successfully bid for a total of 50 MHz of radio spectrum in the 2.5/2.6 GHz band at a total sum of spectrum utilization fees of HK$1.54 billion (US$198 million). ...more.
Hong Kong's four main mobile networks are reported to be considering a legal challenge to the government's plans to reclaim some of their 3G spectrum. ...more.
ZTE says that it has conducted a High Definition (HD) voice over LTE (VoLTE) call using enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC) for Hong Kong based mobile network, CSL. ...more.
A recent iPanel study conducted by GfK Hong Kong revealed interesting tablet apps usage and behavioral patterns among consumers in Hong Kong. ...more.
Tablet devices have become one of the fastest growing technologies in recent times, with GfK Hong Kong retail audit data reflecting heightening adoption rate in the country. Sales of this device have been on the uptrend, hitting 1.9 million units in 2012 -- over 44 percent more compared to the previous year. ...more.
Hong Kong based PCCW Mobile says that it has started to augment its 4G LTE mobile network base stations in the underground railway, the MTR with 1000Mbps optical fibre backhaul connections. ...more.
China Mobile Hong Kong has launched the world's first TD-LTE / LTE FDD converged network in Hong Kong. ...more.
Hong Kong's Communications Authority says that it has approved a radio spectrum swap request between China Mobile Hong Kong and SmarTone Mobile in 1800MHz Band ...more.
PCCW mobile has become the first mobile operator to announce co-operation with a bank in Hong Kong to provide mobile payment services using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. ...more.
Hong Kong's SmarTone announced that its LTE based 4G network will commence coverage of the first MTR underground railway station at Admiralty ...more.
Phil Mottram, Executive Director of Global Sales, Telstra Global, has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong based mobile network, CSL, effective October 1, 2012. ...more.
Hong Kong's public transit service, the MTR is reported to be considering raising the fees it charges mobile network operators for access to its site for underground phone coverage. ...more.
Hong Kong based SmarTone has been fined by the Communications Authority following a complaint of overcharging for accessing websites via a GPRS download. ...more.
Hong Kong's SmarTone today announced the activation of its 1800Mhz based LTE network in Hong Kong. The network upgrade was supplied by Ericsson. ...more.
ZTE announced the launch of the Android based Grand X LTE (T82) smartphone in Hong Kong in partnership with China Mobile Hong Kong. ...more.
Hong Kong based mobile network, CSL says that it has launched the first fully commercial and operational dual-band 4G LTE network on 1800MHz and 2600MHz. ...more.
Huawei today announced that it has completed the industry's first SingleSON test on an LTE commercial network in Hong Kong. ...more.