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  1. 3G proves sceptics wrong

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products next June. Alcatel was confident of its strategy, even though reports said recent trials of TD-SCDMA in China showed further testing was needed before the homegrown 3G standard could be deployed. 'We all have to be very cautious and not jump to conclusions, as developing a technology takes time. We should remember that the first trials for GSM and GPRS also had ...

  2. Get ready for flu wave, say experts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... at the end of a virology course at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Osterhaus said clinical trials in the United States for a vaccine for H5 flu would begin soon. 'But if we are going ...

  3. TD-SCDMA forecast for trial launch

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... multiple access (TD-SCDMA) - could begin commercial trials early next year, according to Li Shihe, chief technology officer and vice-president of Datang Telecom. Mr Li, a staunch advocate of TD-SCDMA, said standardisation and the development of the technology was progressing on schedule and some vendors might be able to start commercial trials on their products at the beginning of next ...

  4. Trials of second-guessing a kingmaker

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen craig.stephen@scmp.com INVESTMENT BANKS ARE again circling Beijing, ready to package some prime state-owned telecommunications assets for investors. This time it is the northern half of the country's fixed-line network being put on the ...

  5. We've been kept in dark over incinerator trials, say angry residents

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is due to start operations. A waste-to-cement incinerator has been lit and is ready to burn domestic waste under an unprecedented trial by Green Island Cement, a subsidiary of Cheung Kong Infrastructure. The company has pledged it will demolish the incinerator once the trial is completed. It will be the first waste incineration since the last municipal solid waste incinerator in Kwai Chung ...

  6. Mainland 3G phone system fails trials

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... field trials designed to help the government determine its 3G licensing strategy. The five-month, state-run trials indicated that Chinese 3G technology, TD-SCDMA, lags behind the two key foreign technologies in many performance categories and is far from ready for commercial use. The initial results from trials, completed in September, were revealed for the first time at yesterday's 3G ...

  7. Seven stand trial on fraud charges

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Suspects in ICAC investigations into two firms are accused of falsifying figures Court trials will begin today for seven people charged with fraud involving two listed companies. An Independent Commission against Corruption graft inquiry into the seven helped accelerate moves to tighten regulation of accountants and listing sponsors over the past two years. Four officers ...

  8. The administration of fear

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that their property has been searched. It also put the CIA back in the business of spying on US citizens and allowed the government to detain non-citizens for indefinite periods of time without trial. The Patriot Act was followed in November 2001 by a new executive order from Bush, authorising himself to order a trial in a military court for any non-citizen he designates, without a right of appeal ...

  9. HGC offers free pay-TV channels

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to anyone with a computer and broadband connection. Another four channels under the free-trial scheme are film channel Universal VideoClub, Channel NewsAsia, the Soundtrack Channel and adult channel ... TV developed its Web-based pay-TV service after set-top boxes and bandwidth leasing fees proved too costly. The free-trial service signed up 3,000 users within 24 hours of its launch. ...

  10. Earful

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... was not on the agenda. Free trial of super-fast service- and long speech Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) seems to be enjoying a good response to its latest promotion: free trials of its super-fast broadband service, which offers download speeds as fast as 100 megabits per second. The trial is available to customers of PCCW's Netvigator broadband service. A source told Earful that technicians had ...




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