HK regulator publishes spectrum award plans for next two years

24 Feb 2022

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has published its spectrum release plan for 2022-24. The schedule includes the reassignment of 20MHz of frequencies in the 800MHz and 900MHz bands, where current licences are due to expire in 2026; the earliest award date for new concessions has been set as 2023. Meanwhile, 90MHz licences in the 2.3GHz range are set to expire in 2027 and the plan again sets an earliest award date as next year. Finally, 4GHz of new spectrum in the 39.5GHz-43.5GHz range is expected to be allocated in 2023 or 2024.