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Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 151 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Hong Kong
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4827778

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • China Mobile Hong Kong
  • HKBN
  • HKT
  • Hutchinson 3
  • i-Cable
  • SmarTone
The Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all relevant publisher research data and analysis. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation. Please review the Executive Summary and Table of Contents for more details.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • China Mobile Hong Kong
  • HKBN
  • HKT
  • Hutchinson 3
  • i-Cable
  • SmarTone

Key statistics
Regional Asia market comparison
  1. Market characteristics
  2. Market Leaders
  3. Market Challengers
  4. Market Emergents
  5. TMI vs GDP
  6. Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  7. Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  1. Economic considerations and responses
  2. Subscribers
  3. Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
Regulatory environment
  1. Regulatory authority
  2. Fixed-line developments
  3. Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  1. Mobile infrastructure
  2. Mobile broadband
  3. Major mobile operators

Fixed-line broadband market
  1. Fixed broadband service providers
  2. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  4. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  5. Other fixed broadband services

Fixed network market
  1. Major network operators
  2. Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)
  3. HKBN
  4. Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)
  5. HGC Global Communications
  6. i-Cable

Telecommunications infrastructure
  1. International infrastructure
  2. Data centres
  3. Smart infrastructure

Digital economy
  1. E-Government

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviations
Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Hong Kong 2021 (e)
Table 2 Development of telecom market revenue and investment (HK$ million) 2011 2020
Table 3 Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2011 2021
Table 4 Change in the number of mobile numbers ported 2011 2021
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 7 Growth in the number of HKT's mobile subscribers by type (million) 2010 2021
Table 8 Development of HKT's mobile financial data (HK$ million) 2010 2021
Table 9 Change in the number of 3 Hutchison's mobile subscribers (million) 2011 2021
Table 10 Development of Hutchison 3's financial data (HK$ million) 2011 2021
Table 11 Development of Hutchison 3's revenue by type (HK$ million) 2011 2021
Table 12 Development of Hutchison 3's annualized postpaid ARPU, AMPU and churn 2012 2021
Table 13 Growth in the number of SmarTone's mobile subscribers 2009 2021
Table 14 Development of SmarTone's financial data (HK$ million) 2009 2021
Table 15 Change in SmarTone's mobile ARPU 2009 2021
Table 16 MVNO subscribers 2011 2021
Table 17 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 18 Growth in the number of residential/business broadband subscribers (million) 2011 2021
Table 19 Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2011 2020
Table 20 Growth in the number of HKBN's broadband subscribers 2010 2021
Table 21 Development of HKBN's fixed broadband ARPU (HK$/month) 2014 2021
Table 22 Development of HKBN's financial data (HK$ million) 2014 2021
Table 23 Growth in the number of HKT's fixed broadband subscribers (thousand) 2011 2021
Table 24 Growth in the number of HKT's fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 25 Growth in the number of public Wi-Fi access points and Wi-Fi zones 2011 2021
Table 26 Decline in the number of fixed lines and penetration 2011 2026
Table 27 Growth in the number of HKBN's networked premises 2014 2021
Table 28 Change in the number of i-Cable's subscribers by service (thousand) 2011 2021
Table 29 Increase in international bandwidth 2010 2020
Table 30 Growth in equipped and activated internet bandwidth capacity (Tb/s) 2010 2021
Table 31 Growth in equipped and activated satellite bandwidth capacity (Gb/s) 2010 2021
Table 32 Historic - Fixed numbers ported 2005 2010
Table 33 Historic - Total mobile numbers ported 2000 2010
Table 34 Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 1984 2010
Table 35 Historic - HKT prepaid and postpaid subscribers (million) 2005 2008
Table 36 Historic - 3 Hutchison mobile subscribers (million) 1998 2010
Table 37 Historic - 3 Hutchison - mobile subscribers 2G and 3G postpaid and total 2008 2014
Table 38 Historic - China Mobile Hong Kong - subscribers 2007 2010
Table 39 Historic - MVNO subscribers 2007 2010
Table 40 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2000 2010
Table 41 Historic - Fixed broadband residential/business internet subscribers 2000 2010
Table 42 Historic - Residential broadband subscriptions by technology platform (thousand) 2010 2014
Table 43 Historic - Residential broadband ARPU 2010 2013
Table 44 Historic - HKT broadband subscribers (thousand) 2007 2010
Table 45 Historic - Wi-Fi access points and Wi-Fi zones 2007 2010
Table 46 Historic - i-Cable subscribers per service 2002 2010
Table 47 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 2007 2010
Table 48 Historic - Fixed-line telephony subscribers (million) 2000 2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
Chart 2 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
Chart 3 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
Chart 4 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 5 Asia Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Northern Asia Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Asia Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Development of telecom market revenue and investment 2011 2020
Chart 9 Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2011 2021
Chart 10 Change in the number of mobile numbers ported 2011 2021
Chart 11 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 12 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 13 Growth in the number of HKT's mobile subscribers by type 2010 2021
Chart 14 Development of HKT's mobile financial data 2010 2021
Chart 15 Change in the number of 3 Hutchison's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 16 Development of Hutchison 3's financial data 2011 2021
Chart 17 Development of Hutchison 3's revenue by type 2016 2021
Chart 18 Development of Hutchison 3's annualized postpaid ARPU, AMPU and churn 2012 2021
Chart 19 Growth in the number of SmarTone's mobile subscribers 2009 2021
Chart 20 Development of SmarTone's financial data 2009 2021
Chart 21 Change in SmarTone's mobile ARPU 2009 2021
Chart 22 MVNO subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 23 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 24 Growth in the number of residential/business broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 25 Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2011 2020
Chart 26 Growth in the number of HKBN's broadband subscribers 2010 2021
Chart 27 Development of HKBN's fixed broadband ARPU 2014 2021
Chart 28 Development of HKBN's financial data 2014 2021
Chart 29 Growth in the number of HKT's fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 30 Growth in the number of HKT's fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 31 Growth in the number of public Wi-Fi access points and Wi-Fi zones 2011 2021
Chart 32 Decline in the number of fixed lines and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 33 Change in the number of i-Cable's subscribers by service 2011 2021
Chart 34 Increase in international bandwidth 2010 2020
Chart 35 Growth in equipped and activated internet bandwidth capacity 2010 2021
Chart 36 Growth in equipped and activated satellite bandwidth capacity 2010 2021
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Asia
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 Asia Market Leaders and market developments
Exhibit 4 Asia Market Challengers and market developments
Exhibit 5 Asia Market Emergents and market developments
Exhibit 6 2.5GHz auction results 2009
Exhibit 7 2.3GHz auction results 2011
Exhibit 8 3.3GHz auction results - 2019
Exhibit 9 3.5GHz auction results - 2019
Exhibit 10 4.9GHz auction results - 2019
Exhibit 11 HTHKH's frequency allocations
Exhibit 12 SmarTone spectrum holdings
Exhibit 13 Fixed carrier licensees
Exhibit 14 Major submarine cables with landing points in Hong Kong

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • China Mobile Hong Kong
  • HKBN
  • HKT
  • Hutchinson 3
  • i-Cable
  • SmarTone
Hong Kong expands 5G network capacity to offset roaming losses


Transitioning 3G and 4G users over to the latest 5G handsets and services in order to raise ARPU can’t come soon enough for Hong Kong’s mobile operators. The four MNOs and 24 MVNOs have been battered by the Covid-19 crisis and the accompanying travel restrictions, which has resulted in a substantial decline in the otherwise lucrative roaming revenue. Across the board, overall operator revenues are down. But the sector is putting all its energy into expanding its blossoming 5G market with the expectation of increasing its local service revenue as customers take advantage of the fast download speeds to consume more content (and hence bandwidth).


The telecom sector regulator, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), has got in on the act as well, opening up to public consultation on reassigning spectrum from LTE to 5G use. This comes hot on the heels of yet another 5G spectrum auction, making a further 255MHz of spectrum available across multiple bands to supplement an already well-served market. With Hong Kong having one of the world’s highest mobile penetration rates at over 300%, the sector is banking on its sophisticated user base choosing to come along for the ride.

  • SmarTone
  • Hutchinson 3
  • HKT
  • HKBN
  • i-Cable
  • China Mobile Hong Kong