City Telecom

New T&T slams lack of action on CyberWorks

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority has been accused of regulating the industry with a hand that is 'too light'.

Monday, 5 March, 2001, 12:00am

Phone firms ring in IDD deals

Two telecommunication operators have announced discounts in the latest battle of the international calls price war, but consumers have been urged to examine eye-catching offers carefully.

City Telecom (CTI) said it would undercut the lowest market price for customers' IDD calls by two per cent until the end of April.

6 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

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28 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

New T&T holds service prices as it aims for sign-ups in Kowloon

New T&T Hong Kong is in no hurry to raise the price of its fixed-line telephone service.

Director Tony Cheung Tong-lam said the telecommunications arm of conglomerate Wharf (Holdings) priced its service at a very competitive level and hence did not see an urgent need to match any price cuts by dominator Hongkong Telecom (HKT).

1 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Ofta probes breach claim

City Telecom (CTI) is being investigated by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) because of possible breaches of the industry advertising code in relation to international call offerings.

31 May 2000 - 12:00am

Caripac, CTI in Net TV agreement

Caripac.com, a Hong Kong-based Internet service provider (ISP) in the mainland, will launch an interactive, Internet television station called NetWorld (NETV) in both markets by the middle of the year.

The services will be provided through local telecoms carrier City Telecom's (CTI) broadband network.

14 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

CTI off the hook in IDD cost row

A customer who accused his telephone company of misleading advertising lost his legal battle yesterday for a refund of his bill.

Ronald Cheung Ying-chiu told the Small Claims Tribunal that City Telecom (HK) Ltd, operating as CTI, offered calls to the United States and Britain for 38 cents a minute.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

New T&T cuts Canada, US calls to seven cents

New T&T has fired what it hopes will be the last shot in the tariff war on long-distance telephone calls, unveiling a money-losing seven cents per minute charge on calls to the United States and Canada.

26 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

CyberWorks investment options open

Pacific Century CyberWorks is studying more than 50 Internet-related projects for possible investment, according to the company's group managing director.

Investments in some of these projects could be announced 'in weeks', Alexander Arena said yesterday.

23 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

'Insulting' advert fuels CTI price cut

Hong Kong's second-largest long-distance telephone company, City Telecom (HK), has launched the latest volley in the price war for international direct dialling (IDD) services, slashing mainland long-distance tariffs to money-losing levels.

18 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Businessman charged for 'never used' Net account

A VICTIM of suspected Internet fraud has told of his shock at being billed thousands of dollars for a Web account he claims he has never used.

Businessman William Lo Ming-tak, 60, of South Bay, said a local Internet service provider had charged him thousands of dollars each month for what he was told was a free account.

31 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

New World Telephone files City Telecom writ

New World Telephone has filed a writ against City Telecom (HK) seeking $28.8 million arising from alleged unpaid service charges, the latest round of litigation between the pair.

A 009 agreement was struck in March this year, whereby New World was to provide a direct dial international switched telephone service, according to a High Court writ.

5 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Firms target maids in calling-cards battle

Selling long-distance calling cards to Hong Kong's select ethnic groups has become a brisk trade among small local operators, who offer flight tickets and televisions as prizes.

MagicTel and Intradata Asia, which use low-cost Internet technology to deliver calls, offer prizes of free flights to domestic helpers who buy their phone cards.

23 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Telecom IDD bid threatens rivals and sector profit

Hongkong Telecom has asked the Government to classify it as a non-dominant carrier on international routes which, if granted, could slow its profit slide and squeeze already-tight profit margins in the industry.

Telecom's application, submitted recently to the Telecommunications Authority, excludes traffic to the mainland, where it has more than half the market.

28 May 1999 - 12:00am

Competition to take toll on Telecom

Hongkong Telecom is expected to report a 'significant hit' in attributable earnings when it unveils its results for the past financial year today, due largely to its shrinking share of the local long-distance and cellular-telephone markets.

7 May 1999 - 12:00am