Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN) has been licensed by the Office of the Communications authority to offer mobile virtual network operator services in Hong Kong, the company said.
The company said the expanded scope of its services-based operator license allows HKBN to offer mobile telecom services by making use of the radio communications infrastructure of mobile network operators, and to sell mobile handsets and devices.
HKBN has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Mobile Hong Kong, and is in discussions with two other local mobile network operators, with a view to launching HKBN mobile service to both the residential and corporate markets. It is anticipated that the soft launch of such service will begin as early as August this year.
HKBN Group is a large Hong Kong provider of residential high-speed fiber broadband services offering telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, encompassing broadband and Wi-Fi network services, cloud solutions, data connectivity and voice communications.