Hong Kong is ranked 2nd out of 34 with an Asian Telecoms Maturity Index score of 90. This places Hong Kong 2nd in the Market Leaders category. (The publisher's Asian Telecoms Maturity Index, is an index (on a scale between 0 and 100) that measures and ranks the relative maturity of the telecoms industry in all of the 34 countries in Asia.) Compared to other Asian nations, Hong Kong has very high mobile, mobile broadband and fixed broadband penetration.
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 2022.
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 next five years to 2022.
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.
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 2022.
Companies mentioned in this report include:
PCCW; HKT; CSL; Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN); Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong, i-Cable, HGC Global Communications.
2. Key statistics
3. Market Overview and Analysis
4. Regional Asian Market Comparison
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 OFCA (Office of the Communications Authority)
5.4 Government policies
5.4.1 Telecom Sector Liberalisation
5.4.2 Universal Service Obligation (USO)
5.4.3 Digital 21 IT Strategy
5.4.4 FttB/FttH building registration scheme
5.4.5 Number Portability (NP)
6. Major network operators
6.2 Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)
6.2.1 Company overview
6.2.2 Company background
6.3 Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)
6.4 Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)
6.4.1 Company overview
6.4.2 Company background
6.5 HGC Global Communications
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.3 Specific IT developments
7.3.1 Data Centres
7.4 Smart infrastructure
7.4.3 Smart Grids
7.4.4 Smart Cities
8. Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Country statistics Hong Kong 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2017 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 8 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 9 Digital 21 Strategy key indicators
Table 10 Historic - Total fixed numbers ported 2005 - 2016
Table 11 HKBN broadband subscribers (thousands) business v. residential - 2013 2017
Table 12 i-Cable subscribers per service 2008 - 2017
Table 13 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2017
Table 14 Historic - Fixed-line telephony subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 15 International bandwidth 2012 - 2017
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index Northern Asia
Chart 4 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration - Northern Asia (selected countries)
Chart 6 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2017
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Northern Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Major submarine cables with landing points in Hong Kong