SmarTone

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SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited
Mobile telecommunication
Founded 1992
Headquarters Hong Kong
Key people
Chairman: Raymond Kwok
Number of employees
1800 (June 2009)[1]
Parent Sun Hung Kai Properties
Website http://www.smartone.com
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SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (Chinese: 數碼通) (0315.HK) is a wireless communications carrier with operating subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Macau. SmarTone provides voice, multimedia and broadband services through its territory-wide 4G and 3G HSPA+ networks. The carrier also uses a unique X-celerator engine to speed up Internet access.[2]

Company overview[edit]

The company is a mobile phone operator in Hong Kong. It provides service on GSM-900, GSM-1800, and W-CDMA (on the 2100 MHz frequency) with the brand SmarTone. It used to have another branding EXTRA for its GSM-1800-only packages obtained by the acquisition of P Plus Communications.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited SEHK0315. 53% of its stake is held by Sun Hung Kai Properties. SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited also holds 72% stake in SmarTone Macao.

SmarTone was launched by Sun Hung Kai Properties and ABC Communications in 1992. It started operations in March 1993. The new branding "SmarTone-Vodafone" was officially launched in April 2005, following a partnership agreement with Vodafone in December 2004. This brand name was used only in Hong Kong. Smartone retained its original brand name in Macau.

On 19 September 2011, SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited announced that it would not renew its marketing co-operation with Vodafone and reverted its brand to SmarTone from December 2011.[3] Vodafone then partnered with Hutchison 3G.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008/2009 Annual Result Announcement" (PDF). SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "irasia.com - SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited". irasia.com. 
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