IT boss uses connections

Linda Hui is managing director for Hong Kong and Taiwan at F5 Networks, a United States-based company that helps businesses optimise their IT infrastructure through application-delivery networking and data solutions.

Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am

ICAC arrests four over alleged bribes

The ICAC has arrested four people, including two executive directors and a senior accountant of a listed company, for alleged bribery in relation to the acquisition of a bio-engineering company.

A director of the bio-engineering company was also arrested during an anti-graft officers' operation, code-named 'Wise Man', which started on Wednesday.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

High costs stall AT&T mainland expansion

AT&T will still invest part of its global US$8.5 billion investment budget in China, but says the country's slow progress in opening up its telecommunications sector has made the company unwilling to enter the basic services segment.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Government defends decision to move EPD headquarters

Updated at 5.41pm: The government on Tuesday defended its controversial decision to move the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to the Revenue Tower.

The move was a necessary part of the department's merger with the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, a government spokesman said.

7 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

AT&T recognises employees' long-term needs

AT&T this year took part for the first time in the Hewitt Associates study of best employers, but it has long developed a strategy for attracting and keeping quality staff.

'We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the top 10 best employers in Hong Kong,' says Francis Kwong, Regional Human Resources Director for AT&T Asia Pacific.

24 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

CyberWorks, C&W still in merger talks

Pacific Century CyberWorks is still in talks with Britain's Cable & Wireless on a possible merger with Cable & Wireless HKT despite market rumours suggesting they were near an agreement.

The rumours triggered highly volatile trading in CyberWorks shares yesterday, with the stock surging as much as 6.9 per cent, or $1.75, to an intra-day high of $27.10 in the morning.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Spin-off of wireless unit may add US$10b to AT&T coffers

AT&T Corp, the largest United States telephone firm, is to separate its wireless business and sell shares in the fast-growing unit to the public next year in what may be the biggest initial public offering.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Students win study award

AT&T has launched the fifth annual AT&T Leadership Award programme which gives financial assistance to students from Asia studying in the United States. The company also announced the names of the 36 students who won 1998 AT&T Leadership Awards, including two students from Hong Kong.

29 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

New T&T claiming lion's share of fixed line swaps

New T&T claims that the vast majority of customers swapping between fixed line networks are opting to take its services above those of rivals.

The Wharf Holdings subsidiary said at the end of May it had a 90 per cent share of all 'ported' telephone numbers since liberalisation of the local market three years ago.

30 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

AT&T secures TANet upgrade

Taiwan Academic Network (TANet), which links Taiwan's main academic bodies, has awarded AT&T a contract to expand and upgrade its education and research network. AT&T will provide network integration services with a high-speed DS3 digital link expanding TANet's international bandwidth between institutions in Taiwan and the United States.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

AT&T gets foot in local door with takeover

AT&T Corp's US$11.3 billion takeover of Teleport Communications Group was welcomed yesterday as a first step in resurrecting the communications giant and revitalising its competitive appeal to business customers.

10 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

AT&T connection

AT&T has been contracted to provide systems integration services and global Internet access to China Telecom (HK) for direct Internet connection to the United States and Asia-Pacific countries. The move allowed China Telecom to push towards becoming an Internet service provider in Hong Kong by mid-year, said AT&T.

6 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Corporate Webs lack detail

Only about half of corporate Web sites include quarterly financial reports, a study has found.

Investor's Business Daily reported that research firm, Public Affairs Group, found that out of 310 'corporate' Web sites, less than half the sites had vision statements, and only a quarter included speeches from executives.

2 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Ameritech quits China telecoms business

US regional phone company Ameritech is winding up its mainland operations, becoming the first foreign telecom company to leave the Chinese telecoms market.

Ameritech is in the process of closing its office in Beijing and is releasing its staff there.

11 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Upgrade time

AT&T will overhaul the Internet service of Chunghwa Telecom, national telephone carrier in Taiwan.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am