Four incumbents line up for Hong Kong 5G spectrum auctions

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Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has released the names of companies lining up to bid in its forthcoming auctions of 3.3GHz, 3.5GHz and 4.9GHz 5G-capable spectrum.

Unsurprisingly, the roster consists of the territory’s four incumbent mobile network operators (MNOs), HKT, Hutchison 3, China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) and SmarTone. The regulator intends to auction a total of 380MHz of spectrum across the three bands, including 100MHz at 3.3GHz, 200MHz at 3.5GHz and 80MHz at 4.9GHz. The first auction – for the 3.5GHz frequencies – will be held on 14 October, and this will then be followed by the 4.9GHz and 3.3GHz sales.

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