SmarTone

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SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited
Type Mobile telecommunication
Founded 1992
Headquarters Hong Kong
Key people Chairman: Raymond Kwok
Employees 1800 (June 2009)[1]
Parent Sun Hung Kai Properties
Website http://www.smartone.com
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SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (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 which speeds up the Internet experience.[2]

Company Overview[edit]

SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited (Chinese: 數碼通) is a mobile phone operator in Hong Kong. It provides mobile phone 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 the listed 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, and 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.

On 19 September 2011, SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited announced that it will not renew its marketing co-operation with Vodafone Group Plc., and reverted its brand to SmarTone from December 2011.[3]

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