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Mobile Telephony

Technical limits behind unlimited data storm

When the time came, the industry was split.

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

Can you do without your mobile phone?

What would you do if you accidentally left your mobile phone at home? I think most people would return to get it. The mobile phone has become a central part of our lives, and many people feel restless without one.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Next time you buy another mobile phone, consider the consequences

Many Hongkongers buy a new mobile phone every year.

This is a wasteful habit that creates environmental problems.

Manufacturers of mobile phones must share some of the blame for what is happening.

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Alert on mobile risk to children

Health officials have warned that children should avoid using mobile phones unnecessarily after an Australian study found they may pose a more serious health risk than smoking or exposure to asbestos.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Warning on phone danger to children

Evidence mounts on risk of mobiles

Health officials have warned that children should avoid using mobile phones unnecessarily after an Australian study found they may pose a more serious health risk than smoking or exposure to asbestos.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cancer-fear study has at least a ring of truth

The mobile phone is such a prominent feature of life in Hong Kong that there are 1.52 mobiles for every person in our city of 7 million. The numbers clearly indicate that any possible health risk their frequent use may pose is far from most people's minds.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Phone guide urged after study scare

Parents and schools are calling for clear guidelines on how students can safely use mobile phones after an Australian study found they could pose a more serious health risk than smoking or asbestos.

Their call came as the Education Bureau admitted it had no guidelines on how students should use phones.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fixed-line operators stand to lose from roaming cuts

Mainland fixed-line phone companies could see their revenues eroded this year as a result of the government's decision to cut roaming fees charged by mobile operators, industry watchers warn.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Public hearing to be held on domestic roaming fees

A public hearing on lowering the mainland's domestic mobile-phone roaming charges will be held this month, the country's top planning body said yesterday.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Is your mobile phone a need or just a want?

What do you use your phone for?

'Where are you?' 'I won't be long, I'll be there in five minutes.' 'Which MTR exit are you?'

Have you ever been late or not sure where to meet a friend ... and your mobile phone battery is dead low? Annoying! The mobile phone has filled in a gap. It is a technically advanced solution to fulfil a basic human need: communication.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Nation's mobile users close to 520m

Mainland mobile phone users are expected to exceed 520 million in the next four months on strong demand from central and western regions, beating official targets.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Authority should no longer stall and just make the right call

'The role of the [Telecommunications] Authority is to ensure that the regulatory environment is conducive to the development of new technologies, products and services. Operators should be able to respond promptly to consumer demand for FMC [fixed-mobile convergence] ... without unnecessary regulatory constraints.'

Telecommunications Authority press release,

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland mobile services to be cheaper

Caller-pays policy to be imposed on operators next month, says source

Beijing is set to impose a caller-pays policy for its two mobile telephone operators, according to a source close to the Ministry of Information Industry, the telecoms regulator.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

My ringing declaration

Excuse my red eyes and yawning, but I had a recurring nightmare last night that scared whatever wits remained out of me. I dreamed that all the mobile phones ever made had come back, all at once, and were ringing simultaneously.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Resit ruled out after probe of cheat claim in exam

One person may have accessed website during HKCEE; no proof it was student

The examination authority has ruled out ordering students to resit an English language examination after its investigation of claims of widespread cheating found no evidence of a significant problem.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

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