China Telecom preparing HK MVNO launch - Mobile World Live

China Telecom preparing HK MVNO launch

28 MAR 2017

China Telecom, the third largest operator in the mainland, plans to launch 4G service as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Hong Kong in April under the CTExcel brand, reported.

The operator, with 215 million mobile connections in China, received an MVNO licence from Hong Kong’s Communications Authority last year. It also operates MVNO services under the CTExcel brand in Australia, the UK and US.

It plans to hold a news conference on Thursday to announce the new service.

Rival China Unicom also operates as an MVNO in Hong Kong, while market leader China Mobile is one of four mobile network operators in the territory and holds a 24 per cent market share.

ISP Hong Kong Broadband Network launched an MVNO service in September using SmarTone’s network.

According to GSMA Intelligence, Hong Kong has 12.5 million mobile connections and a SIM penetration rate of 171 per cent.


Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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