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The web-conferencing market in Hong Kong is set for significant growth and will continue to evolve as customers become more concerned about functions and usability.

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am

BT boosts mainland presence with deals

Telecommunications services giant BT Group is stepping up its expansion on the mainland after separately landing major deals with China Unicom and iSoftStone Holdings.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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.

'We always say that we are the best-kept secret in the industry,' Hui says. 'We sit between the user and the server. We improve connectivity.'

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Joint push to tackle illegal Net downloads

Film industry and internet service providers are planning a joint effort to combat illegal downloading.

Woody Tsung Wan-chi, president of the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association, said the industry had its first meeting with various internet service providers on Monday.

24 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Carriers unite for wider market access

Global operators press Asian governments for an end to telecoms policies favouring domestic players

Ten global and regional telephone companies have formed a coalition to press Asian governments for greater access to national telecommunications markets.

15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

SmarTone mulls share buy-back

SmarTone Telecommunications might consider buying back shares from its second-largest shareholder in an attempt to solve a two-year overhang.

Chief executive Douglas Li said SmarTone would consider using company cash to buy the stake held by British Telecommunications (BT), although a deal was not on the table.

16 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

NWI poised to buy fixed-line unit

Debt-laden New World Development (NWD) is believed to have proposed the sale of its fixed-line telephone business to subsidiary New World Infrastructure (NWI), in a bid to further restructure its operations.

29 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

SmarTone talks still on

An overseas company has offered a premium for British Telecommunications' (BT) 20.2 per cent stake in SmarTone Telecommunications, according to SmarTone chief executive Douglas Li. He said BT had rejected the buyer's offer a month and a half ago, but they were still talking.

29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Baycorp helps ease decline

New Zealand shares closed lower yesterday, led by Telecom, but sentiment was boosted by Baycorp's gains.

The market was dragged down by Telecom, with investors concerned over the erratic performance of other markets in the region. Debt collection and information company Baycorp was the focus of the market after announcing a Singapore joint venture.

13 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Whyte calls on Telecom

There's nothing like Happy Valley form when trying to find winners at, unsurprisingly, Happy Valley which is why Telecom Prince is betting material in the second race on tonight's card at the idiosyncratic city venue.

12 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Mainland BT's main target

Tapping the huge mainland market will be British Telecommunications' (BT) 'major target' in the next decade. BT chief executive Alfred Mockett said the mainland had laid 20 million lines in only one year while its mobile telecommunications service was doubling every year.

14 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

GDE food unit hit by heavy provision

Further provision has seen Guangnan (Holdings) extend its full-year net loss, bleeding $276.85 million in the first half to June 30.

The insolvent food conglomerate controlled by Guangdong Enterprises (Holdings) (GDE) made a net profit of $133.62 million in the year-ago period.

29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Provisions put GDI $1.7b in negative turf

Guangdong Investment (GDI) has been hit by a $1.73 billion attributable loss in the six months to June, bogged down by heavy provision for non-performing assets.

A year earlier, the company had a $111.01 million net profit, though it reported a $2.01 billion loss for the full year.

23 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Fixed-line licences capped as global telecoms opened

The Government yesterday delayed opening Hong Kong's telecommunications sector to full competition until at least 2003 but offered a series of measures to further liberalise the international market.

6 May 1999 - 12:00am

Hi-tech shock for old order

FOR all you crusty technophobes out there, let this stand as a warning: Vodafone, the British mobile telephone company, is bigger than British Telecom, the dominant fixed-line carrier, when measured by market capitalisation. Or at least it will be, assuming the takeover of AirTouch goes through.

This should come as no surprise really.

17 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

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