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Annex 3: Glossary

In alphabetical orderAbbreviation
Announcement in the Public InterestAPI
Broadcasting (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 391)B(MP)O
Broadcasting Ordinance (Cap. 562)BO
Chief Executive in CouncilCE in C
Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications ServicesCLOTS
Commercial Electronic MessageCEM
Communications AuthorityThe Authority
Communications Authority Ordinance (Cap. 616)CAO
Competition CommissionCommission
Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619)CO
Customer Complaint Settlement SchemeCCSS
Customs and Excise DepartmentC&ED
Director-General of CommunicationsDG Com
Domestic Free Television Programme ServiceFree TV
Domestic Pay Television Programme ServicePay TV
Do-Not-Call RegistersDNC Registers
Fantastic Television LimitedFantastic TV
Fifth Generation (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)5G (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)
Fourth Generation (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)4G (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)
Gigabits per secondGbps
High Definition TelevisionHDTV
HK Television Entertainment Company LimitedHKTVE
Hong Kong Cable Television LimitedHKCTV
Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company LimitedCRHK
Internet of ThingsIoT
Megabits per secondMbps
Memorandum of UnderstandingMoU
Metro Broadcast Corporation LimitedMetro
Mobile Network OperatorMNO
Mobile Virtual Network OperatorMVNO
Non-domestic Television Programme ServiceNon-domestic TV
Office of the Communications AuthorityOFCA
Other Licensable Television Programme ServiceOther Licensable TV
PCCW Media LimitedPCCW Media
Public Radiocommunications ServicePRS
Radio Base StationsRBSs
Radio Television Hong KongRTHK
Real-name Registration System for SIM CardsRegistration Programme
Satellite Master Antenna Television SystemsSMATV systems
Second Generation (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)2G (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)
Secretary for Commerce and Economic DevelopmentSCED
Services-based OperatorSBO
Spectrum Utilisation FeeSUF
Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106)TO
Telecommunications (Registration of SIM Cards) RegulationRegistration Regulation
Television Broadcasts LimitedTVB
Third Generation (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)3G (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)
Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Cap. 362)TDO
TTV Asia LimitedTTV
Unified Carrier LicenceUCL
Universal Service ObligationUSO
Universal Service ProviderUSP
Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (Cap. 593)UEMO
Wireless Internet of ThingsWIoT