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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

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