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Milestones


Discover our journey of innovation and success

2017

July

2017/07

HKBN Mobile Services registered subscriptions surpass 200,000

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February

2017/02

HKBN bolsters the strategic partnership with CMHK by launching market changing 4G Plans

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January

2017/01

HKBN Mobile Services subscriptions surpass 70,000

2016

September

2016/09

HKBN launches all-new mobile services

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August

2016/08

HKBN fibre optic backbone network coverage expands to 2,300 commercial buildings across Hong Kong

2016/08

HKBN’s fibre optic backbone network covered 2.2 million homes passed (covering about 81% of Hong Kong’s total residential units)

July

2016/07

HKBN is licensed to offer mobile virtual network operator services

June

2016/06

HKBN extends Co-Ownership II Plan to new joiners and ex-New World Telecom Talents, bolstering the number of HKBN Co-Owners to over 340

April

2016/04

HKBN surpasses 800,000 residential broadband subscriptions

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March

2016/03

HKBN acquires New World Telecom and NW iMedia

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2015

August

2015/08

HKBN fibre optic backbone network coverage expands to over 2,000 commercial buildings across Hong Kong

2015/08

Co-Ownership Plan II cumulatively attracts over 270 supervisors and above level Talents to become Co-Owners of HKBN

June

2015/06

HKBN launches Roaming Data SIM Card offering one-card data access to 43 destinations worldwide

March

2015/03

HKBN Ltd. debuts on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong with its listing on 12 March

2014

November

2014/11

HKBN’s fibre optic backbone network covered 2.1 million homes passed (covering about 79% of Hong Kong’s total residential units)

October

2014/10

HKBN surpasses 700,000 residential broadband subscriptions

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July

2014/07

HKBN fibre optic backbone network coverage expands to over 1,900 commercial buildings across Hong Kong

June

2014/06

HKBN Enterprise Solutions goes full throttle, announcing collaboration with 8 renowned technology partners to provide world-class cloud services for businesses

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May

2014/05

The adorable HKBN Family has arrived. Through promotions across different channels, HKBN is engaging the community with fun, heart-warming encounters

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February

2014/02

HKBN raises industry standard and consumer rights with its pioneering dual 14-day cooling-off period for enterprise & residential customers

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January

2014/01

HKBN launches first-in-market 4-device unlimited Wi-Fi monthly plan at HK$28 and unlimited Wi-Fi access for 1 mobile device at only HK$18

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2013

December

2013/12

HKBN continues to revolutionize the industry by launching Free-to-Go broadband & Wi-Fi plans starting from HK$188 per month

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HKBN Wi-Fi now available at more than 11,000^ strategically located hotspots in Hong Kong


^ HKBN Wi-Fi Service is provided by HKBN Group Limited. Each Wi-Fi service location may include different numbers of hotspots.

August

2013/08

HKBN partners with Ovolo Hotels to offer free city-wide Wi-Fi service to travelers

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2013/08

HKBN partners with First Ferry and Vitasoy to offer 30-minute free Wi-Fi service for ferry passengers

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July

2013/07

HKBN forms Knowledge Volunteers for the Community to help the sustainability of six social enterprise projects by sharing operational and marketing knowledge

May

2013/05

The total number of HKBN Co-Owners increased to 79 as more managers invested amounts that are approximately two times their total annual compensation. This is a strong vote of confidence and a driving force for HKBN’s continuous success

March

2013/03

HKBN pioneers a 14-day cooling-off period for new customers entering into fixed telecommunication network services contracts to protect customer rights

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2013/03

HKBN fibre optic network coverage expands to over 1,800 commercial buildings across Hong Kong

February

2013/02

HKBN partners with Microsoft Hong Kong to launch Office 365 cloud service plan

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January

2013/01

HKBN acquires the largest local Wi-Fi service wholesaler Y5ZONE

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2012

December

2012/12

Delivering an average peak connection speed (APCS) of 57.5Mbps, Hong Kong was ranked number 1 globally in the 4th quarter, 2012. HKBN recorded an even higher APCS at 78.3Mbps (Source: Akamai Technologies)

September

2012/09

HKBN rolls out "Access, Communication, and Entertainment" Re-branding Campaign

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August

2012/08

HKBN’s fibre optic backbone network surpasses 2 million homes covered

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July

2012/07

63 HKBN Co-Owners joined the management investment plan by investing an amount equivalent to about two times of their total annual compensation to acquire a stake in HKBN. This is a strong vote of confidence and a commitment or HKBN’s long term success.

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May

2012/05

Leading private equity management and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners completes acquisition of HKBN

April

2012/04

HKBN launches MEGA Theatre-On-Demand

2011

September

2011/09

HKBN fibre optic network coverage expands to over 1,600 commercial buildings

2011/09

HKBN launches fibre-optic network in Discovery Bay

June

2011/06

HKBN offers Home Telephony service Switch-Over for incumbent's customers at US$1.30/month

2011/06

  HKBN offers bundled plan with 1000Mbps broadband, home telephony and bbTV services at US$20/month

May

2011/05

HKBN subscriber number for symmetric 1,000Mbps hits 10,000

April

2011/04

HKBN launches bb GIANT mobile app

2011/04

HKBN introduces DCX Pilot Scheme, empowering digital transmission of movies between Cyberport and major cinema chains through fibre network

2011/04

New York Times reports HKBN's provision of 1,000Mbps broadband services at mass market price

February

2011/02

HKBN launches "Service with Heart" customer engagement program

January

2011/01

HKBN spearheads next-generation internet network with Cisco CRS-3 carrier routing system

2010

December

2010/12

bbTV's news available on Yahoo! Hong Kong

2010/12

HKBN launches HD online music portal MusicOne

November

2010/11

HKBN expands corporate fibre network coverage to premier commercial buildings

August

2010/08

HKBN launches exclusive small-screen release of Hollywood big-screen hits

May

2010/05

HKBN launches new 1,000Mbps TV campaign - "With Speed, Life is Real"

April

2010/04

HKBN launches 1,000Mbps broadband at US$26/month

February

2010/02

HKBN tackles climate change with Antarctica expedition

2009

December

2009/12

HKBN subscription hits one million with strong sustainable growth

2009/12

HKBN launches online game store with exclusive virtual goodies

November

2009/11

HKBN launches 100Mbps broadband at HK$99/month - "Awesome Speed For Everyone"

August

2009/08

HKBN announces partnership with leading massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developers across the Greater China region

2009/08

HKBN opens 13 HKBN shops

June

2009/06

HKBN launches the first online broadband service registration platform in Hong Kong

2008

February

2008/02

HKBN wins Hong Kong International Airport payphone service provision contract

January

2008/01

HKBN pioneers free Wi-Fi service at public estates

2008/01

HKBN launches IPTV Set-Top-Box at $0

2007

May

2007/05

HKBN’s IP-TV service renamed as bbTV

March

2007/03

HKBN enhances digital TV platform and launches new application bbBOX to strengthen TV contents

February

2007/02

HKBN launches symmetric residential broadband services bb50 & bb 200 supported by personalized customer care services "SDU"

January

2007/01

HKBN launches bbAid to support emergency broadband needs in Hong Kong

2006

August

2006/08

HKBN and Hong Kong College of Technology jointly launch a diploma course in Info TV

April

2006/04

HKBN launches symmetric residential broadband service bb25

March

2006/03

HKBN joins hands with Sony to launch HDV1080i high definition movie sharing platform

2006/03

HKBN launches legal and free download of movies for all Hong Kong Internet users

2005

October

2005/10

HKBN launches second generation broadband phone service 2b

May

2005/05

HKBN’s IP-TV business renamed "HKBN Digital TV"

April

2005/04

HKBN launches bb1000 service, making Hong Kong the first in the world where one-third of total households can enjoy Fibre-to-the-Home 1000Mbps residential broadband service

2004

November

2004/11

HKBN launches bb100, Hong Kong's first 100Mbps residential broadband service

August

2004/08

HKBN launches off-net residential broadband phone VOIP service

July

2004/07

HKBN launches corporate data services

2003

August

2003/08

HKBN launches pay-TV service

2002

June

2002/06

HKBN launches IDD0030 service

April

2002/04

HKBN launches local telephony service

2002/04

HKBN becomes a wireline-based Fixed Telecommunication Network Services license holder

2000

July

2000/07

KDDI Corporation adopts a 15% stake in HKBN, forming a strategic partnership with HKTV (formerly City Telecom)

February

2000/02

HKBN launches broadband Internet services

2000/02

HKBN obtains the local wireless Fixed Telecommunication Network Services license

1999

August

1999/08

Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited is established by Hong Kong Television Network Limited (formerly City Telecom (H.K) Limited)

1992

December

1992

International calling service commences in 1992

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