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Monday, 31 December, 2007, 12:00am

PCCW IMS sues rival over cartoon ads

PCCW IMS is suing Hong Kong Broadband Network for more than HK$1 million in damages over newspaper advertisements that were published this month. PCCW IMS, which offers the Netvigator service, filed a claim against its rival operator in the High Court on Monday.

28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


HaoMing Zhou

Head of C&E Asia & Middle East

Royal & SunAlliance

Based in Hong Kong, Mr Zhou brings 23 years of working experience in professional engineering as well as construction and engineering underwriting practice. He joined RSA earlier this year from SwissRe, where he was Head of Construction Development Asia Pacific.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Jack So to take mainland role at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse will announce today the appointment of Jack So Chak-kwong, a former deputy chairman of PCCW, as vice-chairman for greater China, sources said yesterday.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

'Rooney', Platini count down to 2008

When a young Rooney lifted the European championship trophy yesterday, the gutted England fans present could only once more shake their heads and mutter another bucket of bile about sacked Three Lions manager Steve McClaren and his pampered squad of overpaid underachievers.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Telecom giant's worldwide network claim: it's in the fibres

Our telecom companies have certainly been at each other's throat lately, but are having fun doing it. First, PCCW ran a TV ad with cartoon sewer rats digging holes to lay fibre optic cables across a street.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Investor seeks to unload 150m Unicom shares

An institutional investor in China Unicom, the smaller of two mobile-telephone operators on the mainland, sought to raise up to HK$2.43 billion by selling his shares after the market close yesterday, sources said.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Netcom parent plans share sale to raise cash

China Netcom Group Corp, the smaller of the nation's two fixed-line phone operators, said its state-owned parent may raise funds by selling shares in the listed unit to help ease financial pressure, according to its chairman's interview with Caijing magazine.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Broadband providers rev up network speed

The speed limits on Hong Kong's information superhighway are rising, with some of the city's big telecommunications players rolling out faster networks and more services linked to optical fibre cables.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW hits back with HK$3b system upgrade

PCCW, Hong Kong's biggest communications and media group, plans to spend HK$3 billion on system upgrades next year, according to group managing director Alex Arena.

The investment would be made to upgrade the fixed-line network to full fibre-optic broadband to meet customer demand for high-bandwidth applications such as pay-television, Mr Arena said yesterday.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW wins government Wi-fi contract

PCCW has won a five-year contract to operate free Wi-fi internet services at 350 government premises. The service by PCCW-HKT Network Services is expected to start next June in 120 public libraries, job centres, parks and other places offering public services, a government spokesman said yesterday. The remaining 230 premises will be wireless functional by June 2009.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Heroin packaging centre raided

Police raided a packaging centre for illegal drugs in Mong Kok on Thursday night, arresting a man and seizing heroin worth HK$110,000. Officers hiding outside a Fife Street building stopped a robbery suspect, and police found packages containing a total of 260 grams of heroin in his flat.

Lawyer faces court over letters

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Ex-executive of PCCW faces fraud charge

Former PCCW director of group finance Lam Sing-keung, 48, and former Baker Tilly Hong Kong senior partner Robin Frederick Keppel Radcliffe, 67, were charged with conspiracy to defraud PCCW out of HK$432,000 by presenting a fake debit note that BTHK rendered various accounting services for PCCW entities on the mainland.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Fat cat pay packages bulge with stock option gains

Who has the biggest pay package among Hong Kong blue-chip executives?

New World Development managing director Henry Cheng Kar-shun topped Hutchison Whampoa's Canning Fok Kin-ning and Citic Pacific chairman Larry Yung Chi-kin by making HK$240.5 million.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am