HK launches 3.3GHz and 4.9GHz spectrum consultation

29 Aug 2018

Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) have opened a joint consultation into the assignment of 5G-suitable spectrum in the 3.3GHz and 4.9GHz bands. 100MHz of frequencies will be made available in each band, with the 4.9GHz spectrum open for nationwide usage and the 3.3GHz range earmarked for enhancing coverage in indoor locations. The regulator expects to assign the spectrum via an auction.

‘The auctioning of spectrum will ensure that such scarce public resources be put into the hands of those who value it most and who will consequently put it to the most efficient use, to the benefit of the public at large,’ a spokesman for the CEDB said.

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