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City Telecom

Call to curb 'offensive' adverts

Women's groups have taken City Telecom Hong Kong (CTI), a telecommunications company specialising in IDD services, to task over their recent print advertisement which featured a close-up view of a pair of woman's legs with the provocative caption, 'come on up'.

Friday, 30 April, 1999, 12:00am

HKT forms team to stop sales staff breaking rules

Hongkong Telecom has set up a regulatory compliance team - essentially a self-policing body - to ensure in-house marketing and sales staff work within SAR regulations.

30 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Fever lifts CTI despite denials

City Telecom (CTI) recently found itself caught up in the stock exchange fever, which pushed up share prices of telecom firms with any remote involvement in the Internet.

23 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Protest staged over phone ad

Women's rights campaigners yesterday rallied in protest at a 'disgusting' newspaper advert - even though the company involved had apologised and changed the ad.

At a demonstration in Mongkok organised by lobby group Gutsy Women, about 20 people complained about a City Telecom newspaper advert showing a woman's legs above the words 'come on up'.

29 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

CTI hits back to beat New World

Another round of price cuts has erupted in the long-distance telephone market, with City Telecom (CTI) announcing that it will undercut New World Telephone's 10 cents per minute global tariff package.

Yesterday, New World Telephone unveiled its new tariff and marketing programme designed to steal customers from competitors.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am


The price war over international telephone tariffs will last until June with prices continuing to plunge, the chairman of one operator forecast yesterday.

16 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

IDD call prices to dip as 31 firms win bulk-sale licences

Customers could soon be paying close to cost price for overseas calls, with at least 31 companies winning IDD licences.

Director-General of Telecommunications Wong Sik-kei said more than 70 applications for International Simple Resale (ISR) had been received since January 1 when Hongkong Telecom's monopoly ended.

14 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Phoning from HK cheapest

THE international phone call price war has made Hong Kong one of the cheapest places in the world from which to dial abroad, a Sunday Morning Post survey has found.

Hong Kong now offers more attractive economy calling charges to the United States and Canada than are available phoning the other way using AT&T or MCI.

10 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

CTI considers dropping devil advert

City Telecom (CTI) says it will consider dropping a television advertisement featuring the devil which has attracted 134 complaints amid the call price war.

Viewers have told the electronic media watchdog, the Broadcasting Authority, that CTI adverts could not only scare children but were terrifying and unnerving.

8 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Overseas call rates to dive

THE cost of international telephone calls is expected to be slashed as early as tomorrow, after the termination of Hongkong Telecom's monopoly.

Other companies are expected to follow Telecom's move, bringing rates down across the board.

3 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Collapse in IDD rates foreseen as HK Telecom monopoly dies

MOVES to cut the cost of dialling abroad are expected this week following last Friday's termination of Hongkong Telecom's international monopoly.

After gaining regulatory approval last week, Telecom may cut rates as early as tomorrow.

3 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Not all runs like clockwork at Legal Aid

Three hearty cheers for the guys and gals of the Legal Aid Department. Yesterday, we received the department's annual report - for the 1997 calendar year.

Yep, that's right - for what is now the year before last.

'In retrospect, 1997 has been a year of achievements for the Legal Aid Department,' director S.Y. Chan says in the report.

1 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

CTI slashes 67pc off calls

Long-distance telephone carrier City Telecom (HK) yesterday launched the first volley in what could be a fierce price war ahead of the scheduled deregulation of the local international direct dial (IDD) market tomorrow.

31 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

IT industry feels weight of increase in oversight

The creeping influence of the Government and politics in the Information Technology (IT) sector probably was the single biggest local trend this year.

In March, Democrat Sin Chung-kai won the first election for the Legislative Council seat representing the IT industry and users.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

New rival to give HK Telecom rough ride after deregulation

Hongkong Telecom Recommendation: Sell Brokerage: CS First Boston HONGKONG Telecom is Hong Kong's largest telephone operator by far but is facing increasing competition in a deregulated environment.

In a recent report on discount long-distance provider City Telecom (CTI), CSFB examined the ramifications for Telecom of CTI's growing strengths.

13 Dec 1998 - 12:00am