Hong Kong Awards Three WiMAX Licenses

January 27, 2009 at 16:55 Leave a comment

The auction of BWA (WiMAX) licenses in Hong Kong has been completed – with three winners. Three bidders have successfully bid for a total of 90 MHz of radio spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band at a total of spectrum utilization fee (SUF) of HK$1.5357 billion (US$198 million).With the assignment of the radio spectrum, the successful bidders will be able to deploy the next generation Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technologies and offer a variety of advanced high-speed multimedia services. This should create a lot of opportunities for both network operators and providers of content and service applications, a spokesperson of the telecoms regulator, OFTA said.

This is the first time that the Government deploys an Internet-based software platform for auctioning radio spectrum, which is an important scarce public resource. With the participation of five bidders, we went through a total of 56 rounds of bidding over the past nine business days, the spokesperson said. 

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