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Consumer worries over Li family's telecoms grip in Hong Kong after CSL deal

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

HKT's acquisition of CSL makes Richard Li telecoms kingpin again

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 sees strong growth of media business in the second half

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

PCCW enabled US intelligence agencies to gain access to data

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

It's now or never, says frustrated free TV player

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

PCCW gets tuned in to free-to-air TV tug of war

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

Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

Eco-friendly policies are feasible

15 May 2013 - 3:08am

Letters to the Editor, May 10, 2013

'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

Letters to the Editor, April 12, 2013

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.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am 1 comment

PCCW wrongly billed users HK$4.3m

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