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Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board

Appeal No. 30

PCCW-HKT Telephone Limited v The Telecommunications Authority

Date of appeal : 16 November 2010
Appellant : PCCW-HKT Telephone Limited ("PCCW")
Nature of appeal : Against the Decision of the Telecommunications Authority ("TA") issued in November 2010, which dismissed the complaint of SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited pursuant to sections 7K, 7L and 7N of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106), in respect of PCCW's increase of fixed-mobile interconnection charge tariff from 4.36 cents per minute to 5.45 cents per minute, effective during the period from 1 June 2008 to 28 April 2009.
Hearings : After having considered written submissions from parties concerned and their oral submissions made at the case management conference held on 21 February 2011, the Chairman ruled that PCCW was not a “person aggrieved” within section 32N(1) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106) for lodging of an appeal to the Appeal Board. The Decision of the Chairman dated 7 April 2011 is attached.
Outcome of Appeal : Appeal was dismissed.