As of December 2011
, the penetration rate in Hong Kong was estimated at 210% over a population estimate of over 7.1 million.
The special administrative region's telcom regulator is the Office of the Telecommunications Authority.
UMTS, HSPA+, LTE
|3.35 (June 2011)
||Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited
||CSL1 (1O1O, One2Free and New World Mobility)
||GSM, GPRS, EDGE
UMTS, HSPA+, WCDMA, LTE
||Telstra (76.4%) and New World Development (23.6%)
|1.506 (June 2011)
|1.620 (December 2011)
||Sun Hung Kai Properties
||China Mobile Hong Kong
||GSM, GPRS, EDGE, LTE
1. CSL and New World Mobility merged in April 2006 and became CSL New World Mobility Group. The two networks operated separately until 2010 when the network of New World Mobility was merged into the network of CSL.
2. New World Mobility (NWM) is made up of Telecom Digital Limited and CSL.
3. July 2005: PCCW, former owner of CSL, has agreed in June to buy the 59.9% stocks of Sunday held by the two biggest shareholders at HK$0.65 each share. The acquisition has received approval from Office of the Telecommunications Authority, and has progressed to a mandatory unconditional cash offer to buy the remaining stock at HK$0.65 per share. Total cost to PCCW will be approx HK$1.942bn, allowing its reentry into the wireless market by possessing Sunday's 2G (GSM 1800) and 3G (UMTS) licences.