Li Ka-shing's family will tighten its grip on the city's HK$63 billion telecommunications market with a takeover in mobile phone services announced by Richard Li Tzar-kai that has raised consumer concerns about fair competition, even though industry players have insisted the deal could help cap costs for users.Monday, 23 December, 2013, 7:26am 1 comment
Richard Li Tzar-kai is back on top of Hong Kong's telecommunications industry after the tycoon's PCCW-controlled HKT agreed yesterday to acquire CSL New World Mobility, a subsidiary of Australian network operator Telstra, for HK$18.8 billion.21 Dec 2013 - 8:22am 7 comments
PCCW, which saw its consolidated net profit rise 2 per cent in the first half, expects the return of English Premier League football matches on Now TV this month to step up growth in its media business.7 Aug 2013 - 4:42am
Hong Kong's main telecom provider PCCW enabled US intelligence agencies to gain access to huge volumes of electronic communications for a decade through Asia's largest intercontinental carrier, which it operates with an Australian counterpart.13 Jul 2013 - 5:22am
PCCW and i-Cable should quit the race for free-to-air television licences if they don't want one now, Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay says.
"If you don't want the licence, drop your application," Wong told his rivals yesterday.15 Jun 2013 - 4:06am
The publicity battle between three television stations hoping to start broadcasting on free-to-air channels is heating up amid talk that the government may grant new licences only to "winning" bidders.11 Jun 2013 - 7:50am
Eco-friendly policies are feasible15 May 2013 - 3:08am
'Success' for strikers has hurt society
I am glad to hear that the strike by dockworkers has come to an end following their acceptance of a 9.8 per cent pay rise.
I did not share any feelings of euphoria over their so-called victory.
Our logistics industry, one of the major pillars of Hong Kong's economy, faces major challenges from other ports in the region.10 May 2013 - 4:43am 2 comments
I welcome the promising seven-year clean-air plan released by the government, especially the proposal for low-emission zones for franchised buses. However, the range should be expanded to private cars too.7 May 2015 - 3:07pm 1 comment
PCCW has been called on to carefully monitor its licence obligations after it wrongly billed customers HK$4.3 million in broadband and pay TV charges.4 Apr 2013 - 4:53am
The description in Jose Chan's letter ("Policyholders worse off with proposed insurance authority", March 28) distorts our proposals. One of the purposes of establishing the new authority is to enhance protection of policyholders.2 Apr 2013 - 3:45am 15 comments
The government's plan to seize and auction off chunks of 3G mobile spectrum will act as a new tax on the sector and significantly raise the cost of mobile telecommunications services, according to HKT, the largest telecommunications network operator in Hong Kong.25 Mar 2013 - 5:32am
Among the telecommunications industry's staunchest critics of the government's plan to re- assign 3G mobile spectrum currently in use, HKT Group managing director Alex Arena arguably stands out because of his previous work in government.25 Mar 2013 - 3:37am
SmarTone Telecommunications, CSL, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong and PCCW's HKT are to be invited by the legislative body's panel on information technology and broadcasting to discuss the issue on March 27, according to a Legco document.14 Mar 2013 - 6:41am
Efforts by Hong Kong's four leading mobile network service providers to renew their 3G spectrum is shaping up to be a battle of wills against China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator.13 Mar 2013 - 5:21am