Hong Kong CSL Limited

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CSL Limited
香港移動通訊有限公司
Type Privately owned company
Industry Mobile communication
Founded 1983
Headquarters Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Area served Hong Kong
Website Hong Kong CSL Limited

CSL Limited (Chinese: 香港移動通訊有限公司) is Hong Kong's first mobile communications operator established in 1983. It operates a world-class GSM / WCDMA /UMTS 900 network in Hong Kong and launched the world’s first dual band 4G LTE with DC-HSPA+ network with the brands 1O1O, one2free and New World Mobility. CSL is part of HKT Group, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider.

CSL is an abbreviation for Communication Services Limited and their original branding of "Create a Simple Life". The CSL brand, logo and corporate colour were all updated in August 2011 to reflect a new company vision around increased customer centricity.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • 1984: CSL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Telecom, launches Hong Kong's first public mobile radiotelephone service using NEC's Advance Mobile Telephone System.[2]
  • July 1993: CSL launches its GSM service.[3]
  • June 1997: CSL launches its GSM 1800 network.[4]
  • December 1997: CSL acquires Pacific Link Communications. The acquisition included the digital cellular phone services (D-Amps), PCS (GSM1800) and radio paging services.[5]
  • 2000 - PCCW Limited buys Cable & Wireless HKT, including subsidiary CSL (Hong Kong Telecom CSL Limited), for an estimated US$38 billion from Cable & Wireless.[6]
  • February 2001: PCCW sells 60% of CSL to Telstra for $3.05 billion, in a joint venture called "Regional Wireless Company" (RWC).[7][8]
  • July 2002: Telstra purchases PCCW's 40% stake in RWC for A$1.1billion, giving Telstra 100% ownership of CSL.[9]
  • March 2006: CSL & New World PCS Limited merge to become the CSL New World Mobility Group.[10]
  • January 2007: New World Mobile Holdings agrees to sell its quarter stake to its parent company New World Development, for US$321 million.
  • March 2009: CSL launches the international award winning Next G™ network. Next G™ is an all-IP HSPA+ commercial mobile broadband network capable of download speeds up to 21Mbit/s [11][12] and provides the widest coverage in Hong Kong (as at 1 Dec 2011).[13]
  • November 2010: Launches the world's first LTE/DC-HSPA+ network in partnership with ZTE.[14][15]
  • June 2012: CSL and SK Telecom, the largest mobile operator in Korea, launches the world’s first 4G LTE international roaming between their two markets – Hong Kong and Korea.[16]
  • Dec 2013: CSL launches the first VoLTE (Voice over LTE) network in Hong Kong.[17]
  • Dec 2013: Telstra and New World Development have agreed to sell CSL to HK Telecom Trust (6823 HK), a listed unit of PCCW Ltd for $2.43B USD, (subject to regulatory approval) essentially selling it back to PCCW. Telstra owns 76.4% of CSL, New World Development owns the rest 23.6%.[18]
  • May 2014: The Communications Authority agree to the sale of CSL, subject to conditions.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CSL unleashes its new vision and logo". CSL unleashes its new vision and logo. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Telecom Milestones". OFTA. Office of the Telecommunications Authority. 
  3. ^ "Telecom Milestones". OFTA. Office of the Telecommunications Authority. 
  4. ^ "Telecom Milestones". OFTA. Office of the Telecommunications Authority. 
  5. ^ "Telecom Milestones". OFTA. Office of the Telecommunications Authority. 
  6. ^ "PCCW Fast Facts". PCCW Fast Facts. 
  7. ^ "Telstra and PCCW Launch Joint Ventures". Telstra and PCCW Launch Joint Ventures. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Telstra, PCCW Finalize Alliance". Telstra, PCCW Finalize Alliance. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "PCCW ditches mobile ambitions". PCCW ditches mobile ambitions. BBC News. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "FY2006 Annual Results Announcement". FY2006 Annual Results Announcement. New World Development Company Limited. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "CSL's Next G, the Shining Star in Hong Kong". CSL's Next G, the Shining Star in Hong Kong. ZTE Limited. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Murph, Darren. "21Mbps Next G mobile broadband comes to Hong Kong's CSL Limited". 21Mbps Next G mobile broadband comes to Hong Kong's CSL Limited. Endgadget. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Corporate Profile". Corporate Profile. CSL Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "CSL Launches World’s First Commercial Grade LTE/DC-HSPA+ Network". CSL Launches World’s First Commercial Grade LTE/DC-HSPA+ Network. CSL Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "CSL and ZTE Unveils its Latest UMTS and LTE Developments for its Award-winning Next G Network in Hong Kong". CSL and ZTE Unveils its Latest UMTS and LTE Developments for its Award-winning Next G Network in Hong Kong. UMTS Forum. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "CSL and SK Telecom launch world’s first 4G LTE international roaming". CSL and SK Telecom launch world’s first 4G LTE international roaming. CSL Hong Kong. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "1O1O and one2free turn on VoLTE Network across Hong Kong". 1O1O and one2free turn on VoLTE Network across Hong Kon. CSL Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Telstra enters into agreement to sell CSL in Hong Kong". Telstra enters into agreement to sell CSL in Hong Kong. Telstra Corporation Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Communications Authority Decides to Give Consent to the Proposed Acquisition of CSL New World Mobility Limited ("CSLNWM") by HKT Limited with Conditions Imposed". Communications Authority Decides to Give Consent to the Proposed Acquisition of CSL New World Mobility Limited ("CSLNWM") by HKT Limited with Conditions Imposed. Communications Authority. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

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