Six bidders for 850MHz, 900MHz, 2GHz spectrum

2 Feb 2011

Hong Kong’s telecoms regulator OFTA has announced that six bidders have come forward in its auction for 850MHz, 900MHz and 2GHz band mobile licences, namely: China Mobile Hong Kong (Peoples), CSL, Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), PCCW (Hong Kong Telecommunications), Hutchison Telephone Company (3) and SmarTone. The bidders include all five incumbent Hong Kong cellcos, whilst HKBN, part of City Telecom, is a domestic fibre-based broadband operator. Applications are now closed and OFTA will launch the auction bidding at the end of this month.