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Baidu brings new mobile browser to Africa and Middle East

Baidu is teaming up with France Telecom to create a mobile browser for Africa and the Middle East. Photo: Bloomberg

Baidu, China's biggest internet search services provider, is jump-starting its international expansion by delivering a new mobile browser this year for fast-growing smartphone-user markets in Africa and the Middle East.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 4:15am

China Telecom: French tie-up coming?

Wang Xiaochu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of China Telecom attends China Telecom Corporation Limited annual general meeting at Conrad Hong Kong in Admiralty on May 30, 2012. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Beijing has been sending signals this year indicating it will soon open up ...

26 Sep 2012 - 11:40pm

A virtual Big Bang awaits

Metaverses offer endless playgrounds for those who want to build their own world

I avoid virtual reality worlds for one simple reason: rejection. The last time I entered one, the all-singing, all-dancing Second Life, I was jackknifed into limbo by some geek who, I suspect, was about nine years old.

19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

A virtual Big Bang awaits

I avoid virtual reality worlds for one simple reason: rejection. The last time I entered one, the all-singing, all-dancing Second Life, I was jackknifed into limbo by some geek who, I suspect, was about nine years old.

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Ludicrous listing charge unfair

Being a customer of Hutchison Telecom one expects a certain level of customer service.

I subscribe to its mobile service and it causes me great frustration when I am charged for a service that one assumes should be free.

14 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Irish licensing row finds Hutchison in the middle

Two international mobile-telephone groups with Hutchison Whampoa as a common shareholder are at loggerheads over the award of a licence in Ireland.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

France Telecom looks to lay its own network

France Telecom, part of the Global One consortium, will not apply for an ISR licence but is interested in putting its own limited network into Hong Kong if market deregulation allows.

Group executive vice-president Jacques Champeaux said this would be a natural extension of the company's work in Europe, where it was laying a network for key metropolitan business areas.

1 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Telecom's wrong call

NO wonder union leaders complain. Hongkong Telecom made profits last year of $17 billion, has about $15 billion in the bank and still dominates the phone market. Yet on Thursday, pleading hard times, it asked its 13,800 staff members to take a 10 per cent pay cut or face the sack.

20 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Hutchison shares fall on rumours

Shares in Hutchison Whampoa fell 3.79 per cent yesterday on rumours, later denied by the company, that it was set to be involved in a share placement.

Hutchison's share price fell $1.60 to $40.60 yesterday while shares in its British telecoms arm Orange were also sharply lower last night.

10 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Orange hurls price challenge at competition

Orange, Hutchison Whampoa's 49 per cent-owned British mobile telephone group, yesterday threw down the gauntlet to its competitors with the introduction of a new package of price cuts, services and inducements to attract customers from rival services.

24 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Orange prepares $6.3b bond issue

Hutchison Whampoa's 49 per cent-owned British mobile phone group, Orange, is putting the final touches to a GBP500 million (about HK$6.32 billion) bond to help fund the group's dramatic expansion into international markets.

11 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Orange ties up with NatWest

Hutchison Whampoa's 48.22 per cent-owned British mobile phone network, Orange, has launched itself into the financial services sector in a bid to capture a larger slice of the highly competitive British mobile market.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Orange sees high customer growth

Orange, the British mobile telephone network 48.22 per cent owned by Hutchison Whampoa, has reported better-than-expected third-quarter subscriber figures.

In what is traditionally the slowest sales period before Christmas, the company said it added a net 86,000 new customers, compared with the 85,000 customers it captured in the second quarter.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Hard-hit Hongkong Telecom divides watchers on prospects

Hongkong Telecom has fallen on hard times this year, with its share price sliding since February and many analysts seeing an inevitable fall in future.

Increased competition and talks to end the company's monopoly on international telephone services out of Hong Kong have robbed the stock of 21 per cent of its value.

16 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Hutchison proves a point with Orange

WHEN Hutchison Telecom (UK) launched its Orange Personal Communications Network (PCN) service in Britain in April last year, it was lampooned by the press.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am