Messaging in Hong Kong
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Mobile operators users (Ths.)
Mobile market shares
Hong Kong on the world map
|Hong Kong timezone||GMT+8|
|Current time||16/05 16:40|
|Population||7 500 700|
|Cellular users||13 158 000 000|
|Mobile number portability, MNP||Yes|
|Mobile country code, MCC||454|
Major mobile carriers in Hong Kong
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|454||00||CSL||1O1O, One2Free, New World Mobility, PCCW, SUNDAY, SUNMobile, HKT, Hong Kong Telecom|
|454||06||SmarTone||Vodafone, SmarTone Mobile Communications, P-Plus Communications|
|454||12||CMHK||Peoples, CMCC, China Mobile Hong Kong|
MCCMNC in Hong Kong
There are 10 MVNOs (Mobile virtual network operators) in Hong Kong. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from one of the carriers, without mobile network code.View SMS pricing in Hong Kong
45400, 45403, 45406, 45412
- 2FA (Two factors authentification)
- OTP (One time password)
- A2P (Application to persons)
- P2A (Persons to application)
- RBM (Rich business messaging)
MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Hong Kong
|MCCMNC||MCC||MNC||MVNO||Other names||Base network|
|–||454||–||China Mobile International|
|45401||454||01||CITIC Telecom 1616|
|45407||454||07||China Unicom||CUnicom HK|
|45409||454||09||CMMobile Global Communications||China Motion Telecom|
|45410||454||10||Sun Mobile||New World Mobility|
|45422||454||22||263 Mobile||Delcom, P-Plus Communications Inactive.|
MVNO is an addition to a regular telecom operator, which is a different on the same physical network.
The biggest difference between the different MVNOs is that they don’t have their own dedicated base stations, cell towers, or transmitters.
There are 2 different types of MVNOs: independent networks with their own network code and call routing, or a network with only a base operator SIM card with a different design.
MVNOs have their own autonomous network for sending shorter messages (including RCS and SMS), and utilize their operator’s parent network.
Users usually don’t understand the difference between MVNO and the main operator brands – they just compare the rates.
MVNO tariffs are very profitable locally, but even more expensive are the roaming tariffs that are pricier than the parent operator.
MVNOs also change brands a lot, and in the column of the “Other Names” table you’ll see the prior names of the virtual operator (if there are any).
Sometimes the operator purchases a MVNO company based solely on its network. They then merge their own brand with this new one they’ve purchased. When this happens, the MVNO no longer exists as a separator operator, and a brand-new entry is added to the MCCMNC networks that the operator has.
Obsolete, inactive and special types of mobile operators in Hong Kong
Closed on 1 February 2019
Closed on 27 April 2018
|45424||454||24||Multi-byte Info||Multibyte Info Technology|
|45425||454||25||Hong Kong Government|
|45426||454||26||Hong Kong Government|
|45427||454||27||Hong Kong Government|
|45428||454||28||Hong Kong Government|
|45430||454||30||China Data Enterprises|
|45431||454||31||CTExcel||China Telecom Global Limited|
There are cases when mobile network codes are occupied not by mobile carriers, but government structures (military, railway, landline phone authorities), fixed and broadband internet providers, scientific organisations, etc. Some MCCMNCs belong to obsolete legal entities, acquired by other market players or went to bankruptcy, but codes are kept for a certain period for legacy purposes.
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