PCCW seeks judicial review of VoIP ruling

12 Oct 2004

Hong Kong’s PCCW has applied to the High Court to commence judicial review proceedings against the telecoms regulator’s decision to allow Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) to offer VoIP services over its network. PCCW claims the decision is unlawful on the basis that VoIP services are beyond the scope of HKBN’s FTNS licence. It maintains that the regulator gave carte blanche approval to the HKBN service, before a comprehensive regulatory framework could be set up to deal with the new technology. HKBN is a subsidiary of City Telecom.