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  1. Hutchison sells 3G extras at flat rate

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a flat-rate tariff for unlimited use of a new series of services, according to a company executive. Hutchison, which competes with three rivals for 3G subscribers in the city, hopes 40 per cent ... cent within 12 months, said Amy Lung, commercial director of Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong. Subscribers to Hutchison's 3G services pay an average of HK$200 a month, with 20 per cent ...

  2. HTIL unit faces $687m 3G charges in Indonesia

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee The Indonesian government is asking the local subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (HTIL) to pay a 3G frequency charge plus an upfront fee totalling ... of 3G frequency spectrum through a tendering process in 2003, and Natrindo Telepon Selular, owned by Malaysia's Maxis Communications. The three new 3G licencees that won ...

  3. SmarTone hopes cheap 3G handsets will speed uptake

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee SmarTone-Vodafone is pinning hopes on declining handset costs to speed up the migration of its one million customers to 3G and cushion the impact from handset subsidies on its bottom line. Chief executive Douglas Li said the cost of 3G handsets had dropped on average 30 per cent since the company launched the service at the end of 2004. The company yesterday launched ...

  4. Candy bar choice a matter of taste

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Product: Sharp SX833 Price: Up to $4,480, exclusive to SmarTone-Vodafone Pros: Apart from the outstanding display, audio and user interface, it has the highest megapixel camera in a 3G ... Cons: Slimmer and advanced 3G camera phone models now available from other brands Candy bar or clamshell? That is the eternal question asked by mobile phone buyers around the world. The choice, ...

  5. SmarTone's 3G offerings tantalising but costly

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... impression: the 3G charges might be too high to warrant upgrading from 2.5G. In addition, the service was a bit clunky; downloading information to the E1000 required time and patience. Also, navigating SmarTone's portal is awkward, requiring too many thumb clicks, and the video streaming could use improvement. But in these areas SmarTone is no different from other 3G service ...

  6. 3G wish list partly satisfied as services grow

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... access is now being offered with the 3 Data Card and its choice of access plans. The past few months, in particular July, have been quite eventful for 3G globally. Operators in Britain, other than Hutchison 3G UK (the first to launch 3G in the country), have arrived at the same conclusion- that consumers there are not ready to embrace a voice/video 3G service- and they have embarked ...

  7. Let market decide 3G standards: envoy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on 3G services, Mr Gross said. 'Chinese officials assured us the postponement was indefinite' on the adoption of a Chinese Wapi standard. The Standardisation Administration of China, ...

  8. Shelling out

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez Motorola, raising the bar for handset design, unveiled a slim, clamshell 3G mobile phone - the V1150 - last month. Weighing less than 130 grams, the phone features ... graphics processor for gaming. But what sets the V1150 apart from other 3G handsets is Motorola's SCREEN31 system. This always-on data service enables 'zero-click' access to news, ...

  9. SIZE matters

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez Before the year ends, many people may consider recycling or trading in their bulky 3G handsets for a new model. The reason: Sony Ericsson's sleek new K608 mobile phone. Although it is the size of a typical 2G handset, the K608 supports all the usual 3G services, including video-conferencing and fast downloads of music, games, videos and other ...

  10. Service rules over tech-whiz sales pitch

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung For a technology lauded by the mobile phone industry as something akin to the second coming, 3G has endured a spectacular fall from grace. Of the finalists ... CSL and New World Mobility, both dropped the tech-talk in favour of a more 'service-orientated' focus. For New World, the reasoning is obvious- it does not hold a 3G licence- ...




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