Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) is seeking a judicial review of the regulator’s handling of Apple’s phone locking policy, according to the “South China Morning Post” (http://tinyurl.com/by5gh36).

PCCW, a Hong Kong telecom giant, says the iPhone 5 can’t connect to its fourth-generation wireless network, but can connect to those of its rivals in the city. Users are restricted to PCCW’s slower 3G network.

HKT complained that the Communications Authority refused to investigate its complaint that this breached competition rules. If the judicial review is granted, it would be the first legal challenge relating to Apple’s locking practices in Hong Kong, says the “South China Morning Post.”