HKT demos 450Mb/s LTE-A, plans launch in 2016

Hong Kong’s largest operator HKT and Chinese vendor Huawei said they have demonstrated LTE-Advanced service using tri-band carrier aggregation to achieve a theoretical peak download speed of 450Mb/s. The companies claimed to have tested the world’s first three-component carrier (3CC) …

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HKT’s profit, revenue surge after CSL acquisition

HKT, Hong Kong’s largest mobile operator, reported double-digit growth in profit and revenue last year, as its acquisition of rival CSL more than doubled its mobile sales while the increased scale helped it reduce costs. The company’s net profit in …

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CSL rolls out LTE-A in parts of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s CSL announced today it has upgraded parts its 4G network to LTE-Advanced using carrier aggregation across two 20MHz bands to offer theoretical peak download speeds of 300Mb/s. CSL has 20MHz of spectrum in each of the 1.8 and …

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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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Asian operators form NFC alliance

Four Asian mobile operators have teamed up to form an alliance to accelerate the adoption of NFC technology worldwide. Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom, Hong Kong’s HKT, Japan’s KDDI and SK Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s SK Telecom announced the formation of the Asia NFC Alliance with the support of trade association GSMA at Mobile World Congress.