Pacific Century Group

Tom gets moving as Chongqing rail line offers growth platform

After a long, quiet year, Li Ka-shing's media flagship Tom Group emerged to become active in the mainland market, with its first move involving railway-related media in Chongqing.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2007, 12:00am

Music to draw 3 high spenders

Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong), the city's second-largest mobile operator by subscriber base, expects its newly launched mobile music service to draw high-spending users away from rivals, according to chief operating officer Amy Lung Pui-ying.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW move may benefit Netcom

PCCW's successful bid to secure rights to operate third-generation mobile phone services under Hong Kong's sole code division multiple access licence, announced on Monday, indicates that shareholder China Netcom Group Corp could obtain a similar licence in the mainland, sources said yesterday.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Sole bidder PCCW wins 3G CDMA licence

PCCW, the city's largest telecommunications service provider, has been awarded Hong Kong's fifth 3G mobile licence as the sole bidder in the sale, the government announced yesterday.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong claims top rank in Wi-fi coverage

Hong Kong is the world's leading city in serving Wi-fi to laptop users, with more than 5,000 access sites or hotspots in 3,000 places providing commercial services, according to government data released last week.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Pan-democratic camp rally for having universal suffrage in 2012 by opening umbrellas ... which will come in handy when Beijing rains on their parade.

2 Plan for first carbon-neutral park ... it will be a nice change from other Hong Kong parks which are carbon copied.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Specialists needed to look for solutions

What used to be called information technology (IT) now has the word 'communications' (ICT) built in.

The BlackBerry is an example of a product in the market, which blends information, telecommunications and technology. PCCW Solutions is an example of an ICT enterprise aimed at providing the widest spectrum of solution services to the market.

6 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

iMoney weekly rides stock wave in quest for advertising revenue

With the stock market surging, the city's media companies are set to provide more reading fodder on everyone's favourite topic: money.

Hong Kong Economic Times Group, publisher of the Chinese-language newspaper of the same name, will launch a business news weekly later this month.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Zeman shocks the punters by putting his money on Regina

The national treasures are not coming to Hong Kong without a cost. Consider Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman, who somehow shocked his Lan Kwai Fong tenants yesterday by pledging his support for Regina Ip Lau Shuk-yee.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Top rank, but HK must do better

Another survey; this time one that should cheer the hearts of Hong Kong's devotees of league tables and rankings.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

'Evil' label seen as unhelpful

Anson Chan Fang On-sang said labelling her as a 'leftover evil of British rule' was not conducive to communication with the central government. She also said she favoured a merger of the Democratic Party and the Civic Party at an appropriate time, for greater unity.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Billionaire Li denies HK$3.85b bid for Inter

Li Ka-shing is lining up a sensational takeover of Italian giants Inter Milan, Italian media reported yesterday.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Internet Everywhere

PCCW's netvigator everywhere service is self-explanatory: it promises connection to the Internet everywhere in Hong Kong.

Based on a USB modem that plugs into any laptop computer, the service uses the mobile network as well as coverage from the operator's increasingly numerous Wi-Fi hotspots - the latest being payphone booths around town.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW stock advances in heavy trade as investors await rival bids

Shares of PCCW, the city's largest telecommunications operator, climbed as much as 7.22 per cent yesterday after a Hong Kong businessman proposed buying the firm for HK$68 billion.

PCCW's stock closed at HK$5.08, up 4.74 per cent. Turnover was HK$625.7 million, almost 17 times Tuesday's trading volume.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Cathay Pacific doing brilliantly, says Tyler

Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler was not known as Tony Tiger for nothing. Yesterday he grumbled over some unwanted media coverage since he took up the top post and begged a group of reporters to give him a positive headline of the carrier doing 'brilliantly' (a wish we grant above).

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am