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Six firms bid for four 4G licences in Macau

Six companies have submitted bids for four 4G licences in Macau, which the regulator plans …

SmarTone trials proximity apps for retailers

Hong Kong’s SmarTone has launched a marketing service that uses proximity triggering to notify customers …

OFCA calls for bids for Hong Kong spectrum auction in December

Hong Kong’s telecoms regulator has called for mobile operators to participate in a December auction …

Asia Briefs: Moody’s lowers Tower Bersama rating, Spark back on line after attack & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup …

SmarTone’s profit falls 36%, tiered plan uptake is ‘disappointing’

SmarTone, the fourth-ranked mobile operator in Hong Kong, faced a difficult fiscal 2013-14 with both …

HK regulator under fire over 3G spectrum plan

The Hong Kong communications regulator came under fire after announcing a plan to auction some …

Telstra goes on offensive after HK spectrum auction

Telstra has defended its decision to exit the Hong Kong spectrum auction, stating that it withdrew “when it was clear that bids were destroying value.” This week SmarTone was awarded frequencies in the 850MHz band for HK$875 million (US$112 million), while 3 Hong Kong picked up a 900MHz allocation for HK$1.08 billion, netting the Office of the Telecommunications Authority a total of HK$1.95 billion.

SmarTone only bidder for Macau’s fourth 3G license

Hong Kong operator SmarTone was the sole bidder for Macau’s fourth and final 3G mobile license, notes TeleGeography, citing a Macau Daily Times report.

Three Hong Kong operators qualify to bid for 1800MHz spectrum

TeleGeography notes that Hong Kong’s telecoms regulator OFTA has confirmed that the three qualified bidders for a new GSM 1800MHz frequency allocation are: