Pacific Century Group

PCCW links users on-the-go with Netvigator Everywhere

Seamless switching between 3.5G and Wi-fi challenges rivals

Tuesday, 28 August, 2007, 12:00am

Wi-fi in phone booths

PCCW, the city's largest telecommunications operator, has installed wireless internet access points in 1,000 public telephone booths around Hong Kong, bringing the number of its Wi-fi 'hotspots' to more than 3,000.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HTIL angles for mainland 3G after profit surge

Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (HTIL), the emerging-market telephone unit of conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, aims to tap the mainland's third-generation mobile business after the sale of its Indian unit generated record first-half profit and a massive cash reserve.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Many happy returns for the telecoms birthday boy

First, Lai See presents his birthday postcard to Prince Richard.

Dear Richard,

Congratulations! Today is the 7th anniversary of your taking over HKT.

Seven is a magnificent number, and I am happy you made it. Seven years of harvest after seven years of famine.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW counteroffer tries to slipstream around Ofta

'As the regulator of the industry, the TA will continue to strive for the maintenance of effective market competition and protection of public and consumer interests.'

Office of the Telecommunications Authority,

August 10

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Music industry seeks Net gain from bid to beat illegal downloads

The Hong Kong music industry is working to regain market share from illegal downloads of tunes from the internet. EMI and Gold Label are working with a mobile operator to launch Asia's first digital rights management-free service for full downloads of songs.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

'Sound fundamentals' no sure bet against market volatility

Is the worst behind us?

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Finding the right left-handed man for the job

What type of character does China's oldest male fashion brand, Hengyuanxiang, look for to drive its marketing?

According to its ad seeking a marketing manager, the candidate should be under 40 with at least three years in the garment industry and a good command of English.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW, Hutchison launch mobile HD TV services

PCCW and Hutchison Telecom, which sell mobile television services to users of third-generation mobile phones, are offering subscribers a new high-definition (HD) service in the lead-up to the provision of digital television services to other mobile devices, industry watchers said.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Ofta finding far fewer illegal cable decoders

'Demand down' for illicit TV boxes

The number of illegal Cable TV decoders seized by the telecoms watchdog has dropped but industry experts say the battle against pay-TV piracy is not over.

Ofta said only seven illegal decoders had been seized in the first seven months of the year, compared with 1,088 for all of last year.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Big Al puts the cowboy boot into Beijing's efforts

Former US vice-president Al Gore dropped in for a chat with business heavies over dinner on Thursday to give them the latest on climate change - for a bargain price believed to be above HK$30,000 a table.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

CSL New World profit up 12.2pc

CSL New World Mobility, the city's largest mobile carrier, said annual operating profit rose 12.2 per cent, boosted by a newly acquired business and rising data consumption.

Operating profit climbed to HK$770 million on a 27.3 per cent rise in turnover to HK$6.1 billion for the year to June, as the inclusion of the New World mobile service last year boosted revenue.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW opts to keep UK Net unit

PCCW had turned away investors who approached the company for its British wireless broadband business, a source said yesterday.

'We have been approached by several interested parties that want to acquire our wireless broadband business before the British government proposes to sell more new spectrum in 2008,' the source said.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

I-Cable bags 2010 World Cup in race for quality sport content

I-Cable, the city's first pay-television provider, has been competing fiercely to gain quality sports content in the face of a challenge by PCCW's upstart NOW TV, which snatched the Hong Kong broadcasting rights for the popular English Premier League football matches.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW looking to fill 300 junior positions

A decade ago, telephone companies and TV companies had very different areas of expertise. TV companies created content, and phone companies helped disseminate it via their networks.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am