Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) has opened a consultation into the reassignment of spectrum licences in the 850MHz and 2.3GHz bands. The proposals cover 20MHz at 850MHz which is currently split between two operators, plus 90MHz in the 2.3GHz range which is split between three firms. The 850MHz licences expire in May 2026 while the 2.3GHz concessions expire in March 2027. The regulator is proposing reallocating the concessions by way of a competitive auction process.

A CA spokesperson said: ‘Under the technology neutral approach, prospective spectrum assignees may make use of the spectrum acquired for the provision of 4G, 5G services, etc. to meet the future demand for innovative mobile services and applications.’

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