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  1. Octopus spreading tentacles across border to operate 'citizen cards'

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and Octopus' expertise. Digital China chairman and chief executive Guo Wei said the start-up money will be sufficient for developing and operating citizen card systems in the next three years. ... Denise Tsang Smart-card issuer Octopus Holdings is spreading its tentacles across the border to operate cards for a potential customer base of 600 million. The company, which has 95 per ...

  2. Guangzhou Metro uses IBM system in network

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Guangzhou Metro Corp, the operator of the city's railway system, is using an International Business Machines Corp system to manage its information technology network ... (HK$13.6 billion) modernisation this year. IBM said the railway operator's asset management system was a first for the mainland. Financial terms of the project were not given. Assets covered ...

  3. Two-tier licensing system lets fixed-line carriers make call

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

    ... system has been proposed, with operators marketing services as replacements for traditional phones required to meet service quality standards similar to those set for fixed-line carriers. ... Craig Stephen Internet telephony was supposed to unseat the incumbents, but it looks as though the fixed-line operators may have the last laugh. Director-general of telecommunications Au ...

  4. Tata Consultancy expands Guangdong operations

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... operations on the mainland, said Girija Pande, the unit's regional director and head of Asia-Pacific operations. 'We are in the process of opening this third quarter our southern China ... The firm, which started its mainland operations in cities such as Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, will tap Guangdong's vast and thriving manufacturing and financial services sectors. ...

  5. Remittance operators count on expansion

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... with a cottage industry of low-cost operators that has sprung up in recent years and as local employers are hiring more Indonesian domestic helpers. Philippine National Bank (PNB), which claims to have ... we have been here because our costs are not that high anyway,' said a manager at a remittance company that has been operating in Hong Kong for four years. Remittance companies only ...

  6. Keiretsu system finds a new home

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... miracle since 1945 is the keiretsu system- close relations between manufacturers and the firms that supply them with parts and components. Now that the Japanese car giants are finally moving into China, they are bringing their suppliers with them and replicating the keiretsu system. Following the carmakers, more than 300 Japanese producers of parts and components have set up plants ...

  7. Taiwan alliance pioneers mobile phone electronic payment system

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... such as Bluetooth and Wi-fi. NFC operates in the 13.56MHz frequency range within a short distance of a few centimetres. It conforms to international standards ISO 18092 and ECMA (340, 352 and 356). Like ... to use smart cards as a ticketing system for visiting the Great Wall at Badaling and at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. ...

  8. 4G services coming to the mainland

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are based on the domestically developed TD-SCDMA technology. In laboratory conditions, the three operators demonstrated the capability of the TD-LTE system. Recent pilot tests, in which seven ... in 2011. China Mobile, the country's biggest mobile-telephone network operator, Britain's Vodafone Group and United States-based Verizon Wireless confirmed last week their adoption ...

  9. MTRC's Octopus spreads tentacles

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The railway operator and its partners clinch a deal to export the technology Hong Kong's popular Octopus electronic payment system will soon be used by the Dutch after ... in Rotterdam. The rest will be completed in 2005. More than two million passengers a day are expected to use the electronic payment system when it is fully operational, allowing them to travel around ...

  10. Siemens tests Chinese 3G tech

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Siemens Mobile has completed the first trial of China's home-grown version of third-generation (3G) technology - TD-SCDMA - with network operators China Mobile and China Railcom. ... Mobile chief operating officer Lothar Pauly said he hoped to soon unveil another TD-SCDMA partnership in the mainland. The company is also co-operating with Datang Telecom Technology. '[The ...




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