Hong Kong – According to a study by the Asia Pacific Carriers’ Coalition, Hong Kong provides the most economical local broadband access services in the Asia-Pacific region. The Office of the Telecommunications Authority said the result affirms Hong Kong’s position as the region’s premier telecommunications hub. The study found the price of broadband leased lines in Hong Kong at transmission speeds of 1.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 45Mbps and 155Mbps are the lowest among the 14 economies covered. In terms of ethernet access facilities, Hong Kong’s prices are the lowest at transmission speeds of 10Mbps and 1Gbps. The price for a symmetric digital subscriber line in Hong Kong is likewise the most competitive. The study also shows the price of the various categories of local leased lines in Hong Kong have fallen on average by 30% to 50% between 2006 and 2009. The study compared the price of leased lines, ethernet access facilities and digital subscriber lines in Hong Kong, the Mainland, Australia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.