Hong Kong prepares for latest 5G sale

28 Oct 2019

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has confirmed that the four incumbent cellcos have qualified to bid in its latest 5G spectrum auction. Following on from sales of 3.5GHz and 4.9GHz licences, the territory is now offering 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.3GHz band. China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK), HKT, Hutchison 3 and SmarTone will all compete for licences. All four firms won 3.5GHz concessions, while only CMHK and HKT bid for 4.9GHz permits.