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Authority posts rise in mobile subscribers

According to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority, there were 888,628 mobile phone subscribers at the end of April - an increase of more than 90,000 over the end of March figure.

Tuesday, 2 July, 1996, 12:00am

PCS set to cut cost of mobiles

PERSONAL Communications Services (PCS) are 'a future type of wireless telephone system that uses light handsets to communicate via low power antennas', according to Andersen Consulting.

They operate on higher frequencies than existing mobile services. In Hong Kong, operators will be granted initial blocks of 2X5 MHz between 1.7 and 2GHz.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

PEWC in Taiwan CT2 win

PACIFIC Electric Wire & Cable (PEWC) of Taiwan has obtained the country's first private operating licence for Cordless Telephone Second Generation (CT2) island-wide, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications.

18 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

First Pacific to merge two telecoms businesses in HK

FIRST Pacific is to merge its Hong Kong telecommunications businesses, the company said yesterday.

First Pacific took a further five per cent of Pacific Link Communications at the end of November to extend its control to 65 per cent of issued shares.

30 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Increased competition may lead to drop in mobile service fees

PRICES for mobile telecommunication services look set to fall with the Telecommunications Authority ready to issue up to six personal communication services (PCS) licences and up to four cordless access services (CAS) licences.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

The mighty lightweight

HONG KONG played host last week to the global launch of AT & T's Digital Pocket Phone designed for newer CT2 networks.

Weighing just 145 grams, the phone can be powered by standard AAA batteries and offers as much as 16 continuous hours of talk time.

4 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

CT2 phones setting the pace in telecoms industry, says Chevalier

THE second generation of cordless telephones, the digital CT2 system, has become the fastest-growing sector of the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong, according to a leading firm.

9 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

BeBop may get a run in Hong Kong

CHEVALIER Telepoint is exploring the market potential for a CT2 transmitter in Apple Powerbooks.

''We want to know how well this product would be received here in Hong Kong,'' said Neil Montefiore, managing director of Telepoint.

15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

GPT predicts huge demand for telepoint

CT2 equipment supplier GPT expects the number of telepoint base stations in China to exceed 200,000 and the number of users to reach several million within five years.

Nine cities have committed to telepoint and several more are evaluating the services. Observers believe China will be the world's largest market for telepoint in the very near future.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Infa Telecom to launch latest CT2

PACIFIC TeleLink yesterday signed a co-operation deal with Infa Telecom Asia to launch the newest Infa 2000 CT2 handset.

Peter Tsang, chairman of Infa Telecom, said the Infa 2000 CT2 handsets had been introduced by the company to keep abreast of technological advances.

14 Dec 1993 - 12:00am