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Hong Kong - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

  • April 2017
  • 17 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Report ID: 3176872

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Consistent with its status as one of the leading telecommunications economies in the world, Hong Kong has built world-class telecom infrastructure and has developed one of the most dynamic telecommunications markets in the world.

The small size and high population density has meant the country is extensively wired with optical fibre which now represents the majority of fixed broadband connections.

The small size and high population density has meant the country is extensively wired with optical fibre which now represents the majority of fixed broadband connections. International internet connectivity in the form of strategically important submarine cables continues to grow, driven by Hong Kong's status as an international financial hub and its location next to China.

Mobile broadband services are widely supported through deployment of competing HSPA/LTE networks, with approximately three quarters of the population owning a smartphone and connecting to 3G and 4G LTE networks with connectivity complimented by WiFi. Operators have also focused on mobile content and applications to improve customer loyalty and incrementally increase ARPU.

Supported by widely accessible, fast and affordable fixed and mobile broadband, Hong Kong has developed into a digital economy to improve socioeconomic development. Technology has been utilised to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of commerce, government services, healthcare, education and utilities.

Hong Kong has implemented a strategy to facilitate the development of data centres and Hong Kong continues to expand international connectivity through new submarine cables.
This report provides a concise overview of the Hong Kong telecoms market including fixed telecoms infrastructure, major players and policies that regulatory environment that helped shaped Hong Kong's telecoms market.

Key Developments:
- PCCW Global entered into an agreement with Singapore-based Keppel Data Centres to co-develop a new international carrier exchange facility in Hong Kong.
- HKBN purchased NWT, which offers a range of fixed line and broadband services in both the business and consumer segments.
- Wharf T&T announced plans for an expansion during 2017, including the possibility of launching as an MVNO to improve its portfolio of fixed-mobile convergence products.
- OFCA granted Superloop, a dark fibre provider, a unified carrier licence for the Hong Kong market.

Companies mentioned in this report include:
PCCW
- HKT
- CSL
- Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)
- Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong, i-Cable.

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