Hong Kong’s SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings announced Tuesday it will roll out its 3G mobile phone network in December, making it the territory’s second provider of 3G services. “It is clear indication of our commitment … to deliver seamless, advanced and faster multimedia services,” SmarTone Chief Executive Douglas Li said at a news conference to announce the December launch of 3G services.
Li also said his company has struck a deal with Hong Kong’s subway train operator MTR Corp. to build a 3G network covering its routes starting next year. The network is expected to be completed by the end of 2005.
Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., controlled by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, is currently the only 3G operator in the territory. It had 124,000 subscribers at the end of July. Via: Yahoo News.