SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd - Hong Kong (research discontinued)


Established in 1992, SmarTone is the third largest mobile telephony provider in Hong Kong operating a dual-band GSM900/1800 network. It also provides fixed-line telephony and broadband Internet services over its fixed wireless LMDS network. The company listed on HKSE in 1996. In 1999, BT acquired a 20% stake. Operating in a highly competitive saturated market, the company is focussed on the high-value corporate data services market. The take-up of its fixed wireless broadband service was lower than expected and, in 2001, the company started cost cutting in this area. In 2001, the company acquired a 3G licence in Hong Kong and contracted Ericsson to build out the network.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Company information
    • 2.1 Operating results
    • 2.2 Financial results
    • 2.3 Company history – 1992-2000
  • 3. Services
    • 3.1 Value added services
      • 3.1.1 Secretarial service
      • 3.1.2 WAP service
      • 3.1.3 Mobile financial service
      • 3.1.4 Mobile information service
      • 3.1.5 Mobile Mail Service
      • 3.1.6 SmartGuide personal location services
      • 3.1.7 Mobile betting service
      • 3.1.8 Internet
      • 3.1.9 GPRS
    • 3.2 IDD
      • 3.2.1 SmartIDD
      • 3.2.2 1638 IDD prepaid card
    • 3.3 Extra
    • 3.4 Stored value SIM card
    • 3.5 SmarTone Broadband
  • 4. Other developments
    • 4.1 Year 2001
    • 4.2 Year 2002
  • 5. Contact details
  • Table 1 – Subscribers – year ends June – 1999-2001
  • Table 2 – Revenue overview – year ends June – 1995-2001
  • Table 3 – Revenue by segment – 2001
  • Table 4 – Revenue by network – 2001
  • Exhibit 1 – SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd at a glance

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Last updated 18 Apr 2002
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