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Milestones.
   
* Information correct at time specified.
   
2017
  • The largest commercial Wi-Fi operator in Hong Kong with over 25,000 hotspots*
    * Based on a review of the numbers of hotspots featured on the websites of Wi-Fi service providers in Hong Kong on 28 March 2017
   
2016
  • Ushers in 4.5G era
  • Continue to become the largest scale Wi-Fi operators in Hong Kong with over 17,000 hotspots
  • Connectivity between all cell sites and optical-fibre leased lines owned by HGC has been upgraded to 1Gbps
  • Launches Numbers Master service which loads the most mobile numbers onto one Hong Kong SIM
  • Launches Premium VoWi-Fi Service enabling a variety of smart devices to make/receive non-SIM voice calls
   
2015
  • Achieves record download speeds of 1Gbps in Global Mobile Broadband Forum
  • First in Hong Kong to demonstrate an end-to-end FDD and TDD LTE-A commercial network using carrier aggregation technology with Huawei
  • Launches VoWiFi service
  • Launches "Better Service" campaign
  • Launches Flexi Pass - a first-in-market one-stop solution that grants customers the freedom to change to brand-new handsets and replace contracts
   
2014
  • Becomes the first operator in Hong Kong to offer Skype’s Unlimited World at an exclusive monthly price
  • Launches new Finnish smartphone Jolla in Hong Kong.
  • Launches VoLTE HD voice service
  • Becomes the first carrier in the world to leverage the split billing solution of Samsung KNOX
   
2013
  • 4G LTE service achieves full MTR coverage
  • Launches mobile payment service
  • First in Greater China to launch a direct carrier billing service for Google Play app purchases
  • Launch of LTE Cat 4 network provides data speed of up to 150Mbps
   
2012
  • Launches 4G LTE service
   
2011
  • Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong becomes the preferred non-equity partner of Vodafone in Hong Kong in roaming and global corporate sales services
  • Storms the home broadband market with launch of a large-scale 3Home Broadband promotion campaign
  • Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited is selected as a constituent of the Hang Seng Sustainability Benchmark Index
   
2010
  • Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited is included as a constituent of Hang Seng Composite Index, Hang Seng Composite Industry Index – Telecommunications and Hang Seng Composite Small Cap Index
  • Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited wins “Best overall convincing and coherent strategy in Hong Kong” and “Best overall corporate governance in Hong Kong” by Euromoney
  • Integration of Fixed-line, Mobile and Wi-Fi services with debut of “3ree Broadband” brand
   
2009
  • Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited lists on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
  • Acquisition of Broadband Wireless Access radio spectrum by Hutchison Telephone Company Limited (HTCL) through the 50:50 jointly-controlled entity, Genius Brand Limited, with Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited
   
2008
  • Becomes the first telecom operator in Greater China to launch iPhone™ 3G
   
2007
  • Wins the Most Innovative Mobile Operator Service Award in the Asian Mobile News Award#2007
  • Launches X-Series services ushering in a new era of mobile broadband convergence
  • Launches i-mode service
   
2006
  • Launches 3.6Mbps HSDPA network
   
2005
  • Named 'Mobile Operator of the Year Hong Kong' in Asian Mobile News Awards
   
2004
  • Wins in Yahoo! Emotive Brand Awards
  • The first operator in Hong Kong to launch 3G service
  • Consolidates 3G and GSM dual-band mobile services under the 3 brand
   
2003
  • The only operator to receive four awards in the Asia Pacific Customer Relationship Excellence Awards:
  • Customer Service Centre of the Year (Telecommunications)
  • Corporate Service Team of the Year (Telecommunications)
  • Customer Loyalty Program of the Year (Telecommunications)
  • CRM Director of the Year
   
2002
  • NEC Corporation acquires a 5% strategic equity in Hong Kong mobile operations
  • 'Best Practice Award in Customer Relationship Management' by Best Practice Management
  • The frist operator in Asia to launch a BlackBerry wireless email service in Hong Kong
  • Wins "Best Asian CDMA Operator" in Telecom AsiaReader's Choice Awards again
   
2001
  • Wins "Best Asian CDMA Operator" in Telecom AsiaReader's Choice Awards
  • Launches a GSM Dualband mobile service in Macau
   
1999
  • NTT DoCoMo acquires 19% strategic equity interest in Hong Kong mobile operations
   
1998
  • Unveils Asia's first dual-band network in Hong Kong
   
1997
  • Launches the Company's third digital mobile telephone service "Everyday PCS" and becomes the only mobile operator in Hong Kong that operated three digital networks
   
1995
  • Launch of GSM service in Hong Kong
   
1992
  • Launches the first telepoint (CT2) service in Hong Kong under the Tien Dey Seen brand
   
1985
  • Launch of Hong Kong's first analogue mobile telecommunications services in Hong Kong
   
1984
  • Granted a licence to operate an Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) cellular radio telephone network in Hong Kong
   
1983
  • Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong starts mobile business
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