CSL is Hong Kong’s leading mobile operator and was the first of the market’s five players to launch LTE. CTO Christian Daigneault talks to Telecoms.com about the unique demands of the Hong Kong market and how the firm is using LTE at 1800MHz and 2600MHz to meet its customers’ needs.
Four of Hong Kong’s mobile operators have successfully bid for a total of 50MHz of radio spectrum in the 2.5/2.6GHz band, according to the nation’s telecoms regulator the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA). The total amount raised from the auction stood at HK$1.54bn ($200m). The spectrum will enable the successful bidders to further develop 4G services in Hong Kong.
Phil Mottram, CEO, CSL, Hong Kong is delivering the opening keynote address on Day Two of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 in Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the key challenges and opportunities that the new data driven world is presenting to CSL.
LTE Awards 2012 – Category 3 Preview: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator
To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 3: Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator.
If leadership can be defined by as the ability to make a bold change before others, then Hong Kong’s CSL is a prime example. With just under 25 per cent of its local market it may be second behind Hutchinson in terms of market share, but it nevertheless has a number of significant firsts under its belt. Not least of these is that when its hybrid dual-carrier HSPA+/LTE network was launched in mid-2010 it was not only the first of its kind in its market, but the first such network in the world.
As we approach the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 27-29 September 2011 at the CNIT, La Defense, Paris, France we speak to Han Willem Kotterman, executive vice president of customer service and operations for Hong Kong operator CSL
Telstra has defended its decision to withdraw from Hong Kong’s spectrum auction. The firm said that “bids were destroying value” and that it had only participated in “an opportunistic way” because it already owns significant spectrum and would therefore “retain leadership no matter what the outcome of the auction could be.”
Hong Kong operator CSL on Thursday launched what it claims is the world’s first commercial network based on the extended acronym LTE/DC-HSPA+. This is a combination 4G LTE network featuring Dual Cell HSPA+ technology. In layman’s terms, CSL can boost the quality of experience for users, particularly useful in poor coverage areas, by allocating two carriers for HSPA, effectively doubling the available bandwidth.
4G evolution continues to gain traction with Hong Kong operator CSL demonstrating its progress in the deployment of what it claims is the world’s first Dual Cell HSPA+/LTE network.
Now in it’s third year the LTE Special is established as the primary magazine for the Informa series of market-leading LTE events.
Tarek Robbiati is the opinionated and outspoken chief executive of leading Hong Kong operator CSL, and newly appointed head of Telstra International. He joined CSL three years ago, prior to which he served at the operator’s parent company, Telstra, in Australia.
Leading Hong Kong operator CSL is well on its way to 4G, with plans to launch LTE commercially before the year is out.
The Informer met with Tarek A. Robbiati this week who, as some of you will no doubt be aware, is chief executive officer of Hong Kong’s leading operator CSL. He was in town with sole supplier ZTE to sing the praises of his new HSPA+ SDR all-IP network which, he said, is good for speeds up to 21Mbps. More interesting to the Informer, though, were Robbiati’s predictions about the future of the infrastructure supply market.
The chief executive officer of CSL, Hong Kong’s first-placed mobile carrier, has predicted that Chinese vendors will come to dominate the global mobile infrastructure market.
The largest GSM operator in Hong Kong in terms of subscribers and revenue, CSL, is using SDR (software-define radio) base stations from ZTE to build out an all-IP integrated 2G/3G network that can be software-upgraded to HSPA+ and, eventually, LTE. Although the process of swapping out CSL’s existing 2G/3G base stations with ZTE SDR base [...]