List of licensees
- Unified Carrier Licence
- Space Station Carrier Licence
Notes for Using PDF Forms
- In Hong Kong, carrier licences are issued for the provision of facility-based public telecommunications services and carrier licensees may be permitted to establish telecommunications circuits and networks across public street and unleased government land for provision of public telecommunications services. Carrier licensees may provide different types of telecommunications services according to their scope of services. Since August 2008, the unified carrier licence regime has been introduced as a single licensing vehicle for both fixed and mobile telecommunications services. Since August 2008, the unified carrier licence regime has been introduced as a single licensing vehicle for both fixed and mobile telecommunications services. A previous type of carrier licences, namely mobile carrier licence (“MCL”) is no longer issued by the Communications Authority (“CA”). The existing MCLs are effective until their expiry dates.
- Unified carrier licence ("UCL") is issued for provision of facility-based telecommunications services. Depending on the scope of services specified in the individual licensees, licensee may establish telecommunications networks, circuits, and equipment to provide fixed external services, fixed internal services, and / or mobile services. UCL has been implemented since August 2008 to replace the FCL and MCL.
- "Mobile services" refer to the provision of public mobile radiocommunications services using radio frequencies assigned by the CA to enable two-way communications between moving locations or between a moving location and a fixed location in Hong Kong. At present, most mobile network operators (MNOs) are licensed under UCLs. Besides carrier licensees, Mobile Virtual Network Operators ("MVNOs") licensed under SBO Class 3 (MVNO) licences are also permitted to provide non-facility-based mobile services. Please click here for the MVNO licensees.