HK mobile users oppose price rises

29 Nov 2016

Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) says consumers in the territory do not agree with government proposals to raise mobile spectrum utilisation fees (SUFs). The PCCW-owned telco has conducted research which shows that 73% of respondents would find price rises brought on by SUF hikes unacceptable, Telecom Asia reports. Of the remainder, almost 85% said they would not accept increases of more than HKD10 (USD1.29) per month. Users currently pay HKD18 a month to cover SUFs, but authorities plan to raise the fees once existing 900MHz and 1800MHz licences expire in 2020/21.

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