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Annex 3: Glossary

In Alphabetical OrderAbbreviation
Amplitude ModulationAM
Announcement in the Public InterestAPI
Broadcasting (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 391) B(MP)O
Broadcasting Ordinance (Cap. 562) BO
Chief Executive in Council CE in C
Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services CLOTS
Commercial Electronic Message CEM
Communications Authority The Authority
Communications Authority Ordinance (Cap. 616) CAO
Competition Commission Commission
Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) CO
Customer Complaint Settlement Scheme CCSS
Customs and Excise Department C&ED
Director-General of Communications DG Com
Domestic Free Television Programme Service Free TV
Domestic Pay Television Programme Service Pay TV
Do-Not-Call Registers DNC Registers
External Telecommunications Services ETS
Fantastic Television Limited Fantastic TV
Fifth Generation 5G
Fixed Network Operators FNOs
Fourth Generation 4G
Frequency Modulation FM
Gigabits per second Gbps
Guidelines for Administration of CLOTS CLOTS Guidelines
Guidelines on Implementation of Real-name Registration for SIM CardsSIM Guidelines
Guidelines on Work near Underground Telecommunications Lines UTL Guidelines
High Definition Television HDTV
HK Television Entertainment Company Limited HKTVE
HKT Trust and HKT Limited HKT
Hong Kong Cable Television Limited HKCTV
Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company Limited CRHK
Hutchison Telephone Company Limited Hutchison
IDD1628 Limited IDD1628
Internet of Things IoT
Local Access Charge LAC
Localised Wireless Broadband Service Licence LWBS Licence
Localised Wireless Broadband System (Private) Licence LWBS (Private) Licence
Megabits per second Mbps
Memorandum of Understanding MoU
Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited Metro
Mobile Network Operator MNO
Mobile Virtual Network Operator MVNO
Non-domestic Television Programme Service Non-domestic TV
Non-ionising Radiation NIR
Office of the Communications Authority OFCA
Other Licensable Television Programme Service Other Licensable TV
PCCW Media Limited PCCW Media
Public Radiocommunications Service PRS
Radio Base Stations RBSs
Radio Television Hong Kong RTHK
Real-name Registration Programme for SIM Cards Real-name Registration Programme
Second Generation (Mobile Services/Subscriptions) 2G (Mobile Services/Subscriptions)
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development SCED
Services-based Operator SBO
Skycall Telecom International Limited Skycall
Spectrum Utilisation Fee SUF
Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106) TO
Telecommunications (Registration of SIM Cards) Regulation Registration Regulation
Television Broadcasts Limited TVB
Third Generation 3G
Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Cap. 362) TDO
Ultra Data Technology Limited Ultra Data
Unified Carrier Licence UCL
Universal Service Obligation USO
Universal Service Provider USP
Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (Cap. 593) UEMO
Wireless Internet of Things WIoT
Wireless Local Area Network WLAN