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  1. Save time, grab an internet line

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu People who are tired of having nothing to do while waiting for the Airport Express can now have the option of surfing the Web on their portable computers. PCCW has gone into partnership with the MTRC to offer wireless broadband services at Hong ...

  2. China 3G policy to favour fixed-line firms

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HUI YUK-MIN The mainland will adopt a third-generation (3G) mobile phone licensing policy that will favour fixed-line players China Telecom and China Netcom- posing a threat ... on Wednesday the much-awaited 3G policy would be designed to help the fixed-line players compete. It was the first time the regulator had openly stated its intention on 3G policy, although the MII ...

  3. Policy to favour fixed-line firms

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fixed-line players China Telecom and China Netcom- posing a threat to the nation's two mobile carriers. Han Xia, deputy director of telecommunications administration at the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), told a meeting of foreign investors and analysts on Wednesday the much-awaited 3G policy would be designed to help the fixed-line players compete. It was the first time ...

  4. Competition hots up in mainland's fixed-line market

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's fixed-line monopoly is beginning to see signs of true competition as the country's two telecommunications carriers roll out services on each other's turf. Starting this week, China Netcom Group Corp will offer a landline service to both residential and corporate users in Shanghai, one of the richest cities dominated by fixed-line giant China Telecom ...

  5. India's mobiles swamp fixed lines

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... opens next week when the number of handsets in the nation's capital will surpass fixed-line connections. Mobile operators in New Delhi are adding about 100,000 subscribers every month and, by next Friday, will have more than two million subscribers, just more than the number of land-line connections. Among New Delhi's private operators easily the most dominant is Bharti ...

  6. Lines lead to three merged telecoms operators

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... assets of small fixed-line carrier China Railcom. The second group will emerge from China Mobile absorbing China Satellite Communications Corp (Satcom). Railcom and Satcom are not listed. ... TD-SCDMA, analysts said. Unicom's two networks were likely to be run more efficiently if they were merged with the two fixed-line carriers, analysts said. China Telecom and Netcom will also ...

  7. Packaged service blurs lines

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The lines between telecommunications and broadcasting will be further blurred this year when Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and Television Broadcasts (TVB) subsidiary SuperSun begin bundling fixed-line voice services, pay-television and broadband connectivity into a single package. For now, however, the pay-television-internet combination will have ...

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

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

    ... 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 Man-ho grabbed headlines earlier this year when he implored fixed-line operators to find new business models to prepare for the age of 'everything over IP'. But last week's review ...

  9. Slim line

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

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez The age of svelte-looking 3G handsets has finally come to Hong Kong, with the release of Sony Ericsson's K600i mobile phone with dual camera lenses. The stylish, silver-coloured phone has a 1.3-megapixel outward lens and 100,00 ...

  10. Fixed-line carrier looks at acquiring networks

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Netcom Group Corp (Hong Kong) CHINA NETCOM GROUP Corp (Hong Kong) (CNC) may buy four provincial fixed-line networks from its mainland parent. The Hong Kong-listed arm of the country's No2 fixed-line carrier said it was considering the purchase of networks in Shanxi, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia and Jilin from China Netcom Group. The move would increase its coverage ...




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