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  1. Internet dependence

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's loss of internet services after the earthquake in Taiwan made us take notice of how much we have come to rely on the internet for our daily work and lives. Prepared ... and subsequent internet cable damage. Read the following excerpts and complete the missing words. A week after the Boxing Day quake__________submarine fibre optic________in the Taiwan Straits that carry ...

  2. Internet Everywhere

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

    ... PCCW's netvigator everywhere service is self-explanatory: it promises connection to the Internet everywhere in Hong Kong. Based on a USB modem that plugs into any laptop computer, the service uses the mobile network as well as coverage from the operator's increasingly numerous Wi-Fi hotspots- the latest being payphone booths around town. The main advantage of having Wi-Fi ...

  3. Suspended jail term for internet identity thief

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A 'highly intelligent' university student who tried to steal internet user names and passwords using a bogus website so she could use them to enjoy online ... and three of theft. Principal Magistrate David Thomas said the case showed internet users needed to guard against people who 'lurk in the background to take full advantage of our naivete'. ...

  4. Firms can profit with contingent internet services

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao SMEs will need extra bandwidth after last week's disruptions Local telecommunications operators and internet service providers, which faced disruption last week due to the earthquake off Taiwan, have an opportunity to boost revenue by selling contingent services to small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers, according to an internet specialist. 'SMEs were ...

  5. Back to the '80s as internet crash forces us to talk again

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bites', December 29). True, small and medium-sized businesses may have struggled without internet-based transactions and instant messaging, but by no means did it represent a return to the Stone ... orders by fax. While the earthquake did affect our take-it-for-granted approach to the internet, it by no means cut off communication. In fact, it did just the opposite. Colleagues, clients, ...

  6. I cancelled my internet service but PCCW still charged me $6,500

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma A man has been left out of pocket by almost $6,500 because PCCW kept charging his credit card after terminating his internet connection service. PCCW has denied it had made a mistake when it continued to charge Tuen Mun resident James Medhurst $338 a month for 19 months for use of a 56K internet dial-up it was supposed to have disconnected when this was replaced ...

  7. PCCW gets the music moov-ing on the internet

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Singers Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin and Aaron Kwok Fu-shing join yesterday's launch of PCCW's 'moov.now.com.hk', Hong Kong's biggest online music portal with a library of more than 40,000 songs. ...

  8. Business - Companies

    HKT's acquisition of CSL makes Richard Li telecoms kingpin again

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 11:03am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... network operators in Hong Kong, is buying an operator that has been the city's largest wireless services provider since 2006. In 2000, Li's internet investment start-up, Pacific Century ...

  9. No excuses over smart ID cards

    Posted Dec 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Letters We welcome all readers' letters on any issues affecting the technology sector. Have your say by e-mailing techpost@scmp.com or writing to the address below We would like to respond to Mr A. E. (Tony) James' letter headlined 'Penalti ...

  10. Sliced cables leave PCCW users offline

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com More than 10,000 users of Netvigator, PCCW's internet service provider, were denied access to the web yesterday when road construction workers accidentally ... network control centre first detected problems with the cables at about 4pm. It sent engineers to the site and conducted emergency repair work while diverting internet traffic, a spokeswoman said. ...




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