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Huawei urges Australian government not to discriminate against foreign companies

A woman uses a Telstra payphone in Sydney's central business district. Huawei had hoped to benefit from opportunities in Australia’s telecom market after Telstra sold its physical infrastructure network for use in the NBN for about US$11 billion, only to be banned from the broadband project. Photo: AFP

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which was banned from tendering for work on Australia’s national broadband network, urged Australia not to discriminate against foreign communications companies.

Friday, 14 September, 2012, 5:49pm

Ofta tells Citizens' Radio to switch off

Telecoms watchdog Ofta yesterday ordered outlawed Citizens' Radio to stop broadcasting after the Civil Aviation Department said the station's signals were interfering with its communication channel. The department made a complaint on Monday and it is believed that the interference came from transmitting equipment in an industrial building in Chai Wan.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

China, India build links through high-speed cable

Despite their often-strained ties, China and India are jointly creating a new kind of Silk Road - one built with high-speed, fibre-optic communications systems - through a narrow Himalayan mountain pass that connects the two countries.

29 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

61 complaints over unwanted calls

Telecoms watchdog Ofta handled 61 complaints about person-to-person calls between December last year, when the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance came into effect, and November 12, acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said in a written reply to legislators yesterday. Thirty-seven of the cases involved commercial marketing activities.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Cable & Wireless aims to double Asia income

Cable & Wireless, a British telecommunications operator, aims to double revenue from Asia this year by expanding in China and the Middle East, according to the chief executive for Europe, Asia and the United States, Jim Marsh.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Court rules on life sentences

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Digital TV not cause of snowing, says Ofta

Inquiries flood in over new transmissions

The telecoms watchdog has received more than 300 inquiries since digital television broadcasts began on Monday, five of them about analogue televisions plagued by 'snowing'.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Net complaints and inquiries pour in

Telecommunications officials have received 101 complaints and inquiries about disrupted internet services since fibre-optic cables were damaged by the Taiwanese earthquake on Boxing Day.

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority again warned of slow response or congested data traffic with the resumption of business on the United States stock markets yesterday.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Fixed-line users blocked in switching camps

More than 45,000 fixed-line telephone users applied to switch networks last month but only 58 per cent of them saw their requests successfully processed, according to the telecoms regulator.

30 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

HK fixed-line phone users blocked from switching camps

More than 45,000 Hong Kong fixed-line telephone users applied to switch networks last month, but only 58 per cent of them saw their requests successfully processed, according to telecommunications regulator Ofta.

30 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

City puts up Internet challenge to rivals

Shanghai should complete a State Council mandated project to link its telecommunications, cable and data networks by the end of this year, according to a senior municipal official.

5 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Telecoms come by rail

Broadband optical network provider Marconi Communications has won a US$26 million contract from the Ministry of Railways to build a new mainland telecoms network. Marconi's synchronous digital hierarchy system is expected to provide high-capacity, fault-tolerant voice and data transmission over fibre-optic cables laid beside the country's railway tracks.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

US demand pushes VTech profit higher

VTech Holdings, which makes telephones and electronic educational toys, saw attributable profit jump 18.98 per cent to US$82.1 million for the year to March 31 as a result of strong demand in the United States.

However, profits from continuing operations remained almost unchanged at $86.6 million compared with $86.5 million in the previous 12 months.

24 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Datacraft in China deal

Systems integrator Datacraft China has won a US$4 million contract to design and build a high-speed pilot ATM network for Fujian Post and Telecommunications Administration.

The ATM technology will be used to consolidate multiple traffic types on to a single multi-service backbone.

29 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Progress keeps us in touch

There are many forms of communication which help us keep in touch with what's happening in the world.

Moreover, communication can act as a channel to exchange ideas or express our thoughts and feelings.

22 Dec 1998 - 12:00am