Four HK MNOs qualify for latest 5G spectrum auction

11 Oct 2021

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has confirmed four qualified bidders for the upcoming auction of 5G-capable wireless spectrum in the 600MHz, 700MHz, 850MHz, 2.5GHz/2.6GHz and 4.9GHz bands set for 25 October, namely the territory’s four mobile network operators (MNOs): Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT), Hutchison 3, China Mobile HK and SmarTone.

The auction will include 220MHz of new frequencies at 600MHz, 700MHz and 4.9GHz, plus 105MHz of reassigned spectrum in the 850MHz and 2.5GHz/2.6GHz bands. Licences will be valid for 15 years.