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  1. New weapon joins war on auctioned fakes

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A new computer system introduced last month to stop the auction of fake goods online can do 24-hour searches for messages and save the evidence, the customs department said. The Lineament Monitoring System II, developed with the University of Hong Kong, has been used to detect four cases involving the auction of counterfeit leather goods and jerseys. Commissioner of Customs ...

  2. Licences for wireless broadband services go on auction next year

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The Hong Kong government will auction as many as six new licences for wireless broadband service next year which may boost competition in the already congested local ... allows operators to provide fixed wireless or full mobile service. Marion Lai Chan Chi-kuen, the director-general of Ofta, yesterday said the auction would be held in the fourth quarter next year ...

  3. Ofta paper could see 2G licence auctions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) yesterday issued a consultation paper on re-issuing second-generation (2G) licences that could lead to another spectrum auction ... band had subscriber numbers of 50,000 and 100,000, which was significantly lower than other networks. Ofta set new criteria for renewing 2G licences after the third-generation (3G) auction ...

  4. SmarTone calls for 3G licence auction

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

    ... Hui Yuk-min The company is urging government to employ tried and tested sales procedure SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings has urged the government to adopt the same licensing procedure it used three years ago, when it auctions the CDMA spectrum licence held by Hutchison Telecom. 'This is about fairness, about creating a level playing field,' SmarTone chief executive ...

  5. Customs team targets online auctions of illegal goods

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs chiefs are setting up a second cyber-crime team to fight the growing popularity of online auctioning of pirated discs and counterfeit goods. The squad will start work ... pirated and bogus goods. Criminals using the internet to sell the goods were changing websites quickly, he said. 'Crooks sell illicit goods on an online auction website for one or two months ...

  6. Questions remain after thief raids new Alibaba auction site

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When traders buy or sell on auction sites, they have to assume the site will protect their data. Any security compromise that can cost users money will be remembered for a long time. So it was interesting to see the complaint last week by Taobao, the new consumer arm of business-to-business auction site Alibaba. According to a cease-and-desist letter sent to Yahoo!, 1Pai.com.cn, the auction ...

  7. 22 arrested over internet sales

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Custom officials have arrested 22 people, including three tertiary students, over 18 cases of suspect goods being sold on internet auction sites. A total of 3,491 items, including World Cup jerseys, handbags, wallets, ornaments, sunglasses, socks, shoes, and 17 computers, worth about HK$390,000 were seized. The nine women and 13 men, aged 19 to 53, were released ...

  8. Mobile firms fight to hold spectrum

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... submission released yesterday. Ms Nardi was responding to an Ofta consultation launched in August on reissuing 2G licences that could lead to another spectrum auction. Ofta has proposed selling ... holders - said they supported the Ofta move to reallocate the spectrum, but hoped it would not charge a utilisation fee. After auctioning 3G mobile licences in 2001, Ofta believes it would be fair ...

  9. Apple in court over iPad

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Apple has tried to secure its claim on two mainland iPad trademarks after the company holding them denied it was auctioning them off and a manufacturer alleged ... media reports say. The iPad is not available on the mainland yet. It will be available in Hong Kong in July. A media report suggested Proview would auction the iPad trademark last month, ...

  10. China Mobile wins right to offer TV services

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Mobile yesterday won a landmark public auction on the right to offer broadcast-type mobile TV services across Hong Kong, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority said. The carrier, which runs non-3G wireless provider China Mobile Peoples Telephone, will pay the government a spectrum utilisation fee worth HK$175 million and submit a performance bond so ...




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