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Hong Kong Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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  • 45 Pages
  • October 2023
  • Region: Hong Kong
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4850405
'Hong Kong Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report,' a new Country Intelligence Report by the publisher, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Hong Kong today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2027. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

The total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Hong Kong will increase at a CAGR of 1.1% across the forecast period, primarily supported by mobile data and fixed broadband service segments. Mobile data service revenue will grow at a CAGR of 4.1%, driven by a continued rise in mobile internet subscriptions and increase in data service ARPUs over the forecast period. The growth will also be supported by the projected rise in adoption of higher ARPU 5G services over the forecast period.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Hong Kong.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, DTT migration, IoT regulations, etc.
  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


  • The total telecom and pay-TV service revenues will grow at a CAGR of 1.1% through 2022-2027.
  • Mobile data service revenue will grow at a CAGR of 4.1%, driven by a continued rise in mobile internet subscriptions and increase in data service ARPUs over the forecast period.
  • Fixed broadband service revenue will grow at a CAGR of 2%, supported by improving fixed broadband service adoption over the forecast period. Various initiatives by the government and operators to improve coverage of fixed broadband networks will help improve adoption over the coming years.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Hong Kong’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying the analyst's Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Hong Kong’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Hong Kong’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

  • Market highlights
  • Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2022 service penetration
  • Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context
  • Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates
  • Regulatory context
  • Regulatory highlights, Subsidy scheme, Spectrum updates
  • Telecom market outlook
  • Total telecom and pay-tv services revenue by category, 2022-2027
  • Evolution of total telecom and pay-tv services revenue, 2022-2027
  • Mobile services market
  • Mobile service penetration and subscription trends
  • Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2022-2027
  • Total mobile subscriptions, 2022-2027
  • Device adoption trends
  • Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2022-2027
  • Handset subscriptions by type, 2022-2027
  • Payment types and technology trends
  • Mobile subscriptions by payment type
  • Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2027
  • Churn and usage trends
  • Churn, voice usage, data usage
  • Market share trends
  • Subscription market shares, 2023
  • Pre-/postpaid market shares, 2023
  • MVNO subscription market share, 2023
  • Fixed services market
  • Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
  • Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2022-2027
  • Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2022-2027
  • Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
  • Voice telephony lines by technology, 2022-2027
  • Broadband lines by technology, 2022-2027
  • Market share trends
  • Fixed voice telephony access line market shares, 2023
  • Fixed broadband access lines market shares, 2023
  • Fixed service revenue trends
  • Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2022-2027
  • Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2022-2027
  • Pay-TV services market
  • Penetration and subscription trends
  • TV and pay-TV household penetration, 2022-2027
  • Total pay-TV subscriptions by type, 2022-2027
  • Market share trends
  • Total pay-TV subscription market shares, 2022
  • Service revenue trends
  • Total pay-TV service revenue, 2022-2027
  • Pay-TV services ARPU by type, 2022-2027
  • Competitive landscape and company snapshots
  • Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview
  • Company snapshot (PCCW, SmarTone , China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK), 3 Hong Kong)
  • Contact the Publisher

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • OFCA
  • PCCW
  • SmarTone
  • China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK)
  • 3 Hong Kong