Selection of FNOs for Project Implementation

OFCA conducted two tender exercises in June 2019 and January 2020 respectively to select the FNOs to be granted with subsidies for extension of fibre-based networks to the target villages under six projects. As a result of the tender exercises, the selected FNOs and projects awarded to them are summarised as follows:

Projects Selected FNO
Project 1 (North District) HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC)
Project 2 (Part of Tai Po District and part of Sai Kung District) Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited (HKT)
Project 3 (Part of Sha Tin District, part of Tai Po District, Yuen Long District, Tuen Mun District, Tsuen Wan District and Kwai Tsing District) HGC
Project 4 (Part of Sha Tin District and part of Sai Kung District) HGC
Project 5 (Lamma Island) HKT
Project 6 (Lantau Island, Cheung Chau and Peng Chau) HKT

Works and Responsibilities of the Selected FNOs

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The selected FNOs are required to complete the works under the projects concerned in accordance with the requirements specified in the tender documents, including:

Furthermore, the selected FNOs have made additional service commitments for some of the villages, including:

To introduce market competition, the selected FNOs are also required to open up at least half of the capacity of the subsidised network facilities (including fibre-based lead-in connections and submarine fibre-based cables) for use by other FNOs for free.

Latest Progress of Works

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The selected FNOs have commenced works for the relevant projects. They are required to complete the relevant works for each project by four milestones before the deadlines specified in the tender documents.

As of November 2022, HKT has completed the network rollout works under Milestone 1 and Milestone 2 of Project 2, while HGC has completed the network rollout works under Milestone 1 of Project 1, Milestone 1 of Project 3 and Milestone 1 of Project 4. In total, newly built fibre-based networks have connected to 88 villages.

OFCA will continue to monitor the progress of the FNOs' works and regularly update the status of implementation for public information.

Milestone completion deadlines for the projects

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