Published: 21 January 2000
Analyst(s): Helene Frontin
An important step in the deregulation of the Hong Kong telecommunications market occurred 18 January as the Office of the Telecommunications Authority in Hong Kong (OFTA) granted 18 new licenses for fixed telecommunications. Five companies were awarded licenses to operate local fixed wireless telecommunications licenses, and 12 other companies were granted licenses to operate external satellite-based licenses. They all will be providing fixed telecommunications network services (FNTS). Moreover Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (HKCTV) was granted a license to provide FTNS over its hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network.
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