SmarTone and 3 Hong Kong launch WiFi calling for iPhones

Hong Kong’s second and fourth largest mobile operators have introduced WiFi calling on select 4G iPhone models. 3 Hong Kong, the territory’s second largest mobile player with a 25 per cent share of the market, has launched what it calls …

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SmarTone CEO Li steps down

Douglas Li, CEO of Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone, has resigned after being at the helm of the territory’s fourth largest operator for more than 18 years over two stints. In a statement the company said Li felt it was …

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SmarTone launches Add-on Numbers app

SmarTone has launched an app that gives users multiple mobile numbers on one phone. The Add-on Numbers app is available on all mobile networks in Hong Kong, including China Mobile, CSL, Sun Mobile, 1O1O and 3. It is compatible with …

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SmarTone’s profit jumps 50% on strong iPhone 6 sales

Hong Kong operator SmarTone’s net profit jumped 50 per cent in its fiscal H1 ending 31 December as handset and accessory sales expanded 58 per cent, thanks to huge demand for the iPhone 6. SmarTone CEO Douglas Li said its “bumper …

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SmarTone’s new plans give users flexibility to upgrade smartphone

Hong Kong’s SmarTone has introduced unbundled plans that give customers the flexibility to upgrade their smartphones during the 12-month contract period at significant discounts. Customers opting for its 6GB or 10GB unbundled plans can buy a 4G smartphone, with the …

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Macau extends 3G licences to 2023

Macau’s government has renewed the 3G licences of the territory’s four mobile operators – CTM, China Telecom, Hutchison (3 Macau) and SmarTone – which will be valid until 2023. As a condition for renewal, Telecommunications Regulation Bureau (DSRT) is requiring the …

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The real winner in Hong Kong’s 3G auction: China Mobile

NEW BLOG: As expected, just three operators participated in Hong Kong’s auction on Monday for five 9.8-10MHz lots of 1.9-2.2GHz spectrum. Also not unexpected was that the final price per megahertz was just 2.5 per cent above the reserve price. …

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Six firms bid for four 4G licences in Macau

Six companies have submitted bids for four 4G licences in Macau, which the regulator plans to award during the first quarter. Telecommunications Regulation Bureau (DSRT) accepted bids last week from CTM, China Mobile Hong Kong, China Telecom (Macau), Hutchison (Macau), …

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