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Annex 3: Glossary

In alphabetical orderAbbreviation
26 GHz and 28 GHz bands26/28 GHz bands
Amplitude ModulationAM
Announcement in the Public InterestAPI
Broadcasting (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 391)B(MP)O
Broadcasting Ordinance (Cap. 562)BO
Building Management OfficeBMO
Chief Executive in CouncilCE in C
Commerce and Economic Development BureauCEDB
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 RegisterDNC Register
External Telecommunications ServiceETS
Fantastic Television LimitedFantastic TV
Fifth Generation5G
Fixed Network OperatorFNO
Fourth Generation4G
Frequency ModulationFM
Gigabits per secondGbps
Guidelines on Implementation of Real-name Registration for SIM CardsSIM Guidelines
Guidelines on Work near Underground Telecommunications LinesUTL Guidelines
High Definition TelevisionHDTV
HK Television Entertainment Company LimitedHKTVE
HKT Trust and HKT LimitedHKT
Hong Kong Cable Television LimitedHKCTV
Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company LimitedCRHK
Hong Kong Police ForcePolice
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial CableHFC
IDD1628 LimitedIDD1628
International Private Lease CircuitIPLC
Megabits per secondMbps
Memorandum of UnderstandingMoU
Metro Broadcast Corporation LimitedMetro
Microwave Multipoint Distribution SystemMMDS
Mid-term Review of the Free TV Licences of Fantastic TV, HKTVE and TVB and the Sound Broadcasting Licences of CRHK and MetroMid-term Review
Mobile Network OperatorMNO
Mobile Virtual Network OperatorMVNO
Multibyte Info Technology LimitedMultibyte
Non-domestic Television Programme ServiceNon-domestic TV
Non-ionising RadiationNIR
Office of the Communications AuthorityOFCA
Other Licensable Television Programme ServiceOther Licensable TV
Passive Optical Network and Digital Subscriber LinePON and DSL
PCCW Media LimitedPCCW Media
Pre-paid SIMPPS
Public Radiocommunications ServicePRS
Radio Base StationRBS
Radio Television Hong KongRTHK
Real-name Registration Programme for SIM CardsReal-name Registration Programme
Second Generation2G
Secretary for Commerce and Economic DevelopmentSCED
Services-based OperatorSBO
SmarTone Mobile Communications LimitedSmarTone
Spectrum Utilisation FeeSUF
Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106)TO
Telecommunications (Registration of SIM Cards) Regulation (Cap. 106AI)Registration Regulation
Television Broadcasts LimitedTVB
Terrestrial Ultra High FrequencyTerrestrial UHF
Third Generation3G
Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Cap. 362)TDO
Ultra Data Technology LimitedUltra Data
Unified Carrier LicenceUCL
Universal Service ObligationUSO
Universal Service ProviderUSP
Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (Cap. 593)UEMO
Wireless Internet of ThingsWIoT
Wireless Local Area NetworkWLAN
Working Group on Tackling Fraudulent Calls and Messages by the Telecommunications IndustryThe Working Group