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Hong Kong - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 56 Pages
  • August 2019
  • Region: Hong Kong
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 223830
Hong Kong's small size and high population density has enabled the country to extensively rollout fixed broadband infrastructure and provide almost all households with access to high-speed broadband connectivity. This has propelled Hong Kong to boast the highest peak average broadband speeds are the highest in the world.

International internet connectivity continues to grow, driven by Hong Kong's status as an international financial hub and its location next to China.

Fixed line growth in Hong Kong has declined over the past five years as consumers migrate to wireless voice and data services. This trend is predicted to continue over the next five years to 2024.

While current data centre sites are sufficient to support immediate demand, Hong Kong needs cheaper land options for data centre usage and government support to achieve its long-term goal as a data centre hub and smart city.

The government has taken steps towards coordinated development of a smart city. The Hong Kong government announced a range of measures in six areas, including Smart Mobility, Smart Living, and Smart Environment, will be introduced over the few years to 2024.

Underpinning delivery of digital economy services is increasing affordability and sophistication of end user devices and IOT connected sensors as well as continual investment in network infrastructure to connect end-user devices as well as integration of new mobile related technologies designed to improve wireless broadband capacity and service quality.

Key developments:
  • HGC Global Communications is looking to 5G as a key opportunity for its fibre business.
  • HKT has set up a one-stop Internet of Things ecosystem with multiple connectivity technologies in Hong Kong.
  • Fixed line growth in Hong Kong has declined over the past five years. This trend will continue over the next five years to 2024.

Companies covered in this report include:

PCCW; HKT; CSL; Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN); Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong, i-Cable, HGC Global Communications.

Table of Contents

1 Key statistics2 Market overview and analysis3 Regional Asian Market Comparison
4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Government policies
5 Major network operators
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)
5.3 Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)
5.4 Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)
5.5 HGC Global Communications
5.6 i-Cable
6 Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
6.2 International infrastructure
6.3 Data centres
6.4 Smart infrastructure
7 Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Country Statistics, Major Operators and Telco Authorities 2019 (e)
Table 2 Top Level Country Statistics 2019 (e)
Table 3 Historic - Total fixed numbers ported 2005 2016
Table 4 i-Cable subscribers per service 2008 2017
Table 5 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 2019
Table 6 Historic - Fixed-line telephony subscribers 2000 2015
Table 7 International bandwidth 2013 2019
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2019; 2024
Chart 5 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 2019
Exhibit 3 Major submarine cables with landing points in Hong Kong

Companies Mentioned

  • PCCW
  • HKT
  • CSL
  • Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)
  • Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong
  • i-Cable
  • HGC Global Communications.