Telecommunications: The Other Hong Kong Report

(Published in Cheung Y.L and M.H.Sze eds. 1995 The Other Hong Kong Report 1995, The Chinese University Press) by John Ure

With the ending of the Hong Kong Telephone Company’s (HKTC) monopoly on the provision of the domestic public switched telephone network (PSTN) and basic voice services, 1995 marks a turning point in the history of Hong Kong’s telecommunications. From 1st July four new Fixed Telecommunications Network Services (FTNS) licences came into effect, issued to HKTC, Wharf Holding’s New T&T (Hong Kong) Ltd, Hutchison Communications Ltd and New World Telephone Ltd.

 

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