Successful Conclusion of Auction of 5G Spectrum in 4.9 GHz Band

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced today (23 October 2019) that 80 MHz of spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band was put out for auction and successfully bid for by two mobile network operators at total spectrum utilization fees (SUFs) of HK$240 million. The results of the auction are listed in the table below:

Frequency BlockFrequency RangeProvisional Successful BidderSUF Payable
B1 4840 - 4880 MHz China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited HK$120 million
B2 4880 - 4920 MHz Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited HK$120 million

"The provisional successful bidders are required to pay the SUFs as specified in the table above and to submit performance bonds to guarantee compliance with the network and service rollout requirement by 27 November 2019. The assignment of the spectrum will take effect in December 2019 with a validity period of 15 years," the spokesman for OFCA said.

Office of the Communications Authority
23 October 2019