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Network Architecture

Alcatel pins its hopes on new router

The telecommunications and networking equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is counting on the introduction of the company's first internet core router in the market to help drive its business expansion on the mainland over the next few years.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Site bans tools to breach firewall

Taobao, the mainland's biggest internet retail services provider, has banned the sale of virtual private networks and IP proxies, which can bypass the Great Firewall of China that blocks politically sensitive content.

Some internet users expressed concerned that it has become more troublesome to buy VPNs, while others doubt the effectiveness of the ban.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Another blow for mainland web users

Hundreds of thousands of internet users on the mainland are being denied access to many foreign websites because of the widespread disruption of a popular internet tool used to bypass the 'Great Firewall'.

It has raised fears that it could be the latest action by Beijing to restrict internet freedom.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Laws lightly enforced - so far

It is illegal for mainland corporations to offer services for evading censorship. But the national internet law, which bars providing users with international access to evade the local area network, does not apply in Hong Kong.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Spilling the beans

Pacific Coffee turns to an Israeli-based company to bring its loyalty programme into a hi-tech era

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

DotAsia to go live after rush of applications

DotAsia Organisation, the Hong Kong-based group that operates the .asia top-level internet domain name registry, will go live next week after achieving more than half a million domain name applications for registration since October last year.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

To IPv6 and beyond ...

The number of available addresses on the internet will grow to an astronomical size over the next few years, thanks to internet protocol version 6 (IPv6). Although it will not replace the existing standard IPv4 for a while, it will pave the way for global IP convergence.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Tech digest

Vodafone handset never forgets a face

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Net big bang creates need for astronomical address system

The answer to ever-expanding connectivity, IPv6 is mind-boggling in its capacity and potential

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Security landscape to change with the times

WITH THE VAST amount of space for internet addresses that will be available when IPv6 is adopted, security issues may be quite different from what they are today.

Thomas Yu, director of professional services at Datalink Business Solutions, believes many of today's security products will have to change if they are to keep up.

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

New address for wired world

The advent of IPv6 will enable most home appliances to connect to the internet

The world is running out of internet addresses. Just like fossil fuels, mineral reserves and unspoilt rainforests, the supply of 12-digit IP addresses that keep the internet moving is limited, and we are using it up rapidly.

31 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Telecoms law ready for top-level review

The legislation is a step closer to reality - 24 years after drafting first began

The long-awaited Telecommunications Law will be submitted to the Legal Affairs Office of the State Council this week for review, officials and sources said.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Mainland telecom law ready for review

The long-awaited Telecommunications Law will be submitted to the Legal Affairs Office of the State Council this week for review, officials and sources said.

Drafting of the legislation - 15 chapters in total - was now completed and sources said the legislation could be ready for implementation after it passed the National People's Congress probably sometime next year.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Could entering a lottery cost me my privacy?

I received an e-mail from ESDLife [the government's programme to promote internet usage] to register my personal details against my Octopus card. The advertisement e-mail from ESDLife promised some kind of lottery prize for a trip to Guam on registration. Attracted by the chance of a free trip, I registered my Octopus card.

29 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

China, Japan, Korea plan own internet protocol

Japan, China and South Korea are planning jointly to develop their own Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the next-generation internet standard, and start adoption by 2005, a move that will challenge the United States-dominated market for internet technology.

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am