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Metropolitan Area Networks

Telecoms world eyes WiMax trial in US

Billions at stake over next generation mobile

Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, 12:00am

Manufacturers play a waiting game on WiMax

More companies are looking at wireless technology but the move in that direction is a slow one.

The government last month said it would spend HK$210 million to make Hong Kong a Wi-fi city by adding 200 Wi-fi hot spots in public places.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Ofta expected to release WiMax licences early in 2008

Hong Kong telecommunications companies and government officials have passed on to the government a recommendation on which spectrum should be used for broadband wireless access technologies such as WiMax and urged relevant licences to be issued early next year, according to industry sources.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Ofta expected to release WiMax licences early in 2008

Hong Kong telecommunications companies and government officials have passed on to the government a recommendation on which spectrum should be used for broadband wireless access technologies such as WiMax and urged relevant licences to be issued early next year, according to industry sources.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

There's something for everyone

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority's consultation paper on fixed-mobile convergence launched yesterday marks the first step towards regulating what is widely touted as a quantum leap in telecommunications services for the benefits it offers operators and consumers.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Standards chaos puts competing operators in a spin

Regulators and governments have long been all powerful on wireless issues, dictating which firms get frequencies and what they can do with them. Television broadcasters in one corner, cellular firms in another and never the twain shall meet. The result: electromagnetic chaos.

16 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Beefy WiMAX will leave you beaming

New-economy professionals desperate to make their products sound irresistible often resort to the buzz phrase 'on steroids'. For example, MMS (multimedia messaging services) is SMS (short message service) on steroids, ultra-wideband is Bluetooth on steroids and the Intel personal server a kind of iPod on steroids.

15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Standards chaos puts competing operators in a spin

Regulators and governments have long been all powerful on wireless issues, dictating which firms get frequencies and what they can do with them. Television broadcasters in one corner, cellular firms in another and never the twain shall meet. The result: electromagnetic chaos.

15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am