Radio Paging

Hong Kong's Thomas Edison shows his smarts

Smart Rich Energy Finance (Holdings) chairman Nelson Wong Kam-fu, who claims to have 468 patents for his various inventions, was thrust into the spotlight when Star Paging Communications, which he founded 30 years ago, launched the world's first Chinese-language pager

Wednesday, 19 September, 2007, 12:00am

You have mail - and it's making you stupid

The advance of new technology has enhanced our lives in many different ways. We are now better informed, better connected, more productive - and generally switched on.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Unicom upgrades services

China Unicom is to launch new information and data services in a bid to revitalise its struggling paging business.

The company said its customers would enjoy integrated information services as part of its move to transform its traditional paging business into wireless data communications.

13 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

End this selfishness

If a public consultation into proposals to block mobile phone signals at performance venues reveals widespread support - as it surely ought to do - we could become the first place in the world where such blocking devices are legalised.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am


I DO NOT profess to know exactly how many acres of unused industrial floor space we have at the moment but I do know it is better measured in acres than square feet and that the answer runs well into the thousands.

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Group Sense pagers dial red ink

Group Sense (International) the consumer electronics group slid into the red in the year to March 31, had a net loss of HK$270.14 million due largely to losses in its pager business.

A year earlier its net profit was HK$30.98 million.

5 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Price-fix warning to phone firms

Mobile-phone companies have been warned they may be punished for raising charges one after another.

Lawmakers studying a bill to strengthen powers of the Telecommunications Authority were told yesterday that collusion may not only be achieved by the companies raising their fees at the same time.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Prospectuses highlight flaws in GEM listings

Backspace, being a prudent investor, decided to check out the prospectuses issued in the past few weeks by some of the companies that listed on Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise Market (GEM).

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

A deaf ear

That the Falun Gong sect remains lawful in Hong Kong despite being banned on the mainland has been rightly taken as a sign of the strength of China's commitment to one country, two systems.

Thus when even Beijing is prepared to tolerate the sect's activities in the SAR, it is no business of paging operators to impede them.

6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

New service hit by technical problems

Students have given the thumbs-down to a new paging and Internet service that offers up-to-date information on school places for Form Five graduates.

The service, organised by Asia Paging and City Telecom HK (CTI), is the brainchild of the Education Department and is aimed at helping students snap up Form Six vacancies by renting a pager or browsing a specific Internet site.

14 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Pagers fail speed test for school vacancies

A paging service launched by the Education Department to help students in the rush for Form Six places was in disarray yesterday.

The service was meant to help students swiftly identify schools with Form Six vacancies when Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results are released on August 10.

But the pagers are proving too slow.

14 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Lifeline for pager customers

Customers of two bankrupt paging firms breathed a sigh of relief last night after a new operator agreed to carry forward their pre-paid deposits.

Realink Paging was reported to have made the pledge to telecommunications watchdog Ofta while submitting its takeover proposal of the debt-ridden BB Telecom and Sky Telecom.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Paging company collasped

Fees paid by more than 10,000 customers of bankrupted paging firms BB Telecom and Sky Telecom were in the balance last night after the liquidator failed to clinch a deal with Telecom Paging to continue the service.

The Consumer Council said it was 'highly concerned'.

24 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Raider ruling threatens to trigger rents shock

An interesting high court decision, which has so far not been given much publicity, could soon have enormous reverberations in the property market.

The case is Raider Ltd vs the Secretary for Justice, which was heard from February 24-26 and in which a judgment was handed down on March 2 by Mr Justice Findlay.

22 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Silence plea for pagers, phones

Legco President Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has pleaded with members to turn off their pagers and mobile phones before entering the chamber.

And she does not want members to leave them switched on when they slip out, according to a circular from assistant secretary-general Ray Chan.

20 Nov 1998 - 12:00am