China Telecom Global (CTG) has announced that Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has licensed the company to offer mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in Hong Kong.
CTG has expanded its mobile network footprint into Hong Kong with its CTExcel brand, giving corporate clients and consumers access to 4G networks around the world through a single SIM card. Hong Kong marks the fourth international market in its repertoire, adding to the company’s other launches in the United Kingdom in 2012, France in 2013 to cover the European region, and the United States in 2015.
Integrating its telecommunications infrastructure from all four markets into one mobile network aligns with CTExcel’s vision of offering international high-speed 4G LTE service and mobile Wi-Fi in over 100 countries, as well as the ability to perform IDD calls and SMS at cost-effective rates.
By leveraging the network and service capabilities of its mobile business in Mainland China and Macau, CTExcel now offers Hong Kong customers a seamless and consistent mobile connection to different regions. It has also unveiled plans to roll out its “one-card-multiple-numbers” SIM card solution, which will allow customers to activate local numbers in multiple regions on a single SIM. The initiative caters especially to those who have close connections in different markets, allowing them to be contacted via local mobile numbers in a more convenient and cost-effective way.
“Along with announcement of the ‘belt and road’ strategy, Chinese enterprises have sped up their pace of overseas expansion,” said Deng Xiao Feng, CEO of China Telecom Global. “The telecommunication demands of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Europe and the Americas continue to increase. Coupled with China’s booming outbound tourism sector, an even greater need arises for services that simplify and streamline the process of staying connected to home, particularly in nearby locations like Hong Kong that often act as connecting hubs to the rest of the world.”
He added, “As the first batch of telecom companies from China to offer mobile services beyond the Asian market, we’re committed to providing our customers with the same world-class connectivity that they can expect from our home-grown network.”