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Network Access

Ground-breaking work leads to broader Wi-fi coverage

Altai Technologies has been voted the grand-award winner in the Technological Achievement category for its pioneering work in wireless technology.

Thursday, 24 January, 2008, 12:00am

I-Cable turns to mobile devices for new growth

Pay-television operator i-Cable Communications says it may use the WiMAX technology to expand the reach of its network to portable mobile devices.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A Wi-fi world first on the MTR

MTR passengers are to be the first in the world to enjoy wireless access to the internet on underground trains through a high-speed Wi-fi network.

No date has been set for the launch of the service, but PCCW has already carried out a successful trial.

13 Jul 2007 - 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

Now WiMAX takes on 3G

In the early days of Wi-fi, telecoms executives debated whether the technology would displace 3G, which was struggling to get off the ground at the time.

The debate proved short-lived: Wi-fi has limited reach, and a scattering of hot spots at cafes and airports is not enough to satisfy user demand for ubiquitous wireless broadband connectivity.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Mobile-phone operators want fair play

As services converge, they say fixed-line companies should lose their advantages

Mobile-phone operators are demanding a 'level playing field' with their fixed-line rivals, saying a plan by regulators to issue broadband wireless licences will put the two camps in direct competition.

3 Mar 2005 - 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

Telecoms given little new

In spite of a pledge to establish Hong Kong as a world-class telecommunications centre, the Policy Address offered little new on the sector.

'We are committed to promoting investment in broadband telecoms infrastructure and to facilitating access,' Mr Tung said, citing a public consultation to help sort out how the various telecoms service providers interconnect.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Customers take cheap option as provider runs out of ISDNs

Cable & Wireless HKT has run out of integrated service digital network (ISDN) lines, leaving some corporate customers with no other option than to seek alternatives.

ISDN is a high-speed data transmission technology that allows the simultaneous transfer of voice, video and data at speeds of up to 128 kilobits per second.

6 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Telecom lines up for battle

Incumbent telephone operators can be an arrogant bunch. Just ask any new competitor mandated to challenge a traditional monopoly.

Hong Kong Telecommunications runs one of the world's most advanced digital networks. Now, it must share that inheritance. Not surprisingly, giving up what took years to build is proving a wrench.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am