OFCA dismisses 'SIM locking' case against Apple, 3 operators

Tuesday 1 July 2014 | 08:21 CET | News
Hong Kong's Communications Authority (OFCA) has rejected the anti-competitive conduct accusations against Apple Asia and mobile operators SmarTone Mobile, Hutchison and CSL. The decision follows a complaint filed by Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT). HKT claimed that Apple – acting either unilaterally or jointly with SmarTone, Hutchison and CSL – engaged in anti-competitive practices by marketing SIM locked iPhone 5 handsets and certain other Apple devices to prevent these devices from connecting to the 4G LTE networks in Hong Kong other than those operated by SmarTone, HTCL and CSL. The

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Hong Kong
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


HKT introduces csl mobile services brand

Published 07 Jul 2014 08:34 CET | Hong Kong
Hong Kong communications provider HKThas introduced its 'csl' mobile service brand, which combines the PCCW-HKT mobile offering ...

Japan mobile operators forced to unlock handsets - report

Published 30 Jun 2014 09:34 CET | Japan
The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry will force mobile operators to unlock handsets so they can function in other ...

Qatar watchdog unveils key objectives

Published 28 Jun 2014 12:49 CET | Qatar
Qatar's newly established independent communications regulator Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has released a policy ...

Apple files for sales ban against Samsung products

Published 26 May 2014 09:01 CET | United States
Apple is looking to ban the sale of Samsung products again. The company filed papers 23 May related to the patent-infringement ...

Orange Switzerland removes SIM locks for post-paid users

Published 27 Sep 2013 14:04 CET | Switzerland
Orange Switzerland has removed SIM locks from its mobile handsets, reports inside-it.ch. According to the company, all handsets ...

Austrian operators charge up to EUR 150 to unlock SIMs

Published 13 Sep 2013 11:25 CET | Austria
Following its takeover by 3 Austria (Hutchison), Orange is no longer offering smartphones without a SIM lock in Austria, ...

South Korea to mandate 'kill switch' to protect stolen phone

Published 14 Aug 2013 10:58 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has come up with a package of measures aimed at reducing mobile phone ...

Swisscom removes SIM lock for iPhone contract customers

Published 08 May 2013 14:16 CET | Switzerland
Swisscom is removing SIM locks for iPhone contract mobile customers from 01 July, reports Swiss newspaper 'Handelszeitung'. This ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

28 Jan Telia Lithuania Q4 2021
28 Jan Telia Company Q4 2021
28 Jan MTN Nigeria Q4 2021
28 Jan SK Hynix Q4
28 Jan Charter Communications Q4
31 Jan KPN Q4 2021
31 Jan NEC fiscal Q3
31 Jan Cirrus Logic Q3
31 Jan NXP Semiconductors Q4 2021
31 Jan Harmonic Q4
01 Feb Tele2 Q4
01 Feb Vantage Towers fiscal Q3
01 Feb Vodacom fiscal Q3
01 Feb A10 Networks Q4
01 Feb EA fiscal Q3
01 Feb Alphabet Q4 2021
01 Feb Tele2 Q4 2021
01 Feb AudioCodes Q4 2021
02 Feb Softbank fiscal Q3
02 Feb Meta Q4 2021
02 Feb Spotify Q4 2021
02 Feb Maxlinear Q4 2021
02 Feb Cognizant Q4 2021
02 Feb 8x8 Q3
02 Feb Aviat Networks fiscal Q2
02 Feb Sony fiscal Q2
02 Feb Netgear Q4 2021
02 Feb Qorvo fiscal Q3
02 Feb T-Mobile US Q4
02 Feb A10 Networks Investor Day
::: More Calendar Items