Current Consultation Exercises

Second Consultation Paper on "Arrangements for the Frequency Spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz Bands upon Expiry of the Existing Assignments for Public Mobile Telecommunications Services and the Spectrum Utilisation Fee"   New

Consultation Period: 14 February 2017 to 24 April 2017
Bureau / Department: Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (Communications and Creative Industries Branch) and the Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description: To further consult the telecommunications industry and other affected persons on the arrangements for the frequency spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands upon expiry of the existing assignments between November 2020 and September 2021 and the spectrum utilisation fee
Major Affected Business Group(s)*:

The incumbent mobile network operators and other investors who have interest in the local mobile telecommunications market in Hong Kong.

How the major Business Group(s) will be affected by the new regulations/ administrative measures and procedures under consultation: The matter under consultation will affect incumbent mobile network operators in relation to whether they will be able to continue to use a certain proportion of the radio spectrum (about 36% of total) being used by them for the provision of public mobile telecommunications services upon expiry of the existing assignments and at what spectrum utilization fee they need to pay, while other investors who have interest in the local mobile telecommunications market will be presented with opportunities to enter the market through spectrum re-assignment.
Consultation Document(s):

Consultation paper

E-mail Your Comments to: consult-900-1800MHz@ofca.gov.hk

Ref No.: 10139C

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

Last revision date: March 2017