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Telecommunications in Hong Kong

Telecom to put US promise on services to test

Hongkong Telecom will put to an early test the new World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement on opening up international telecommunications markets, by applying to operate certain services in the United States.

Wednesday, 26 February, 1997, 12:00am

ISR may be the ultimate hang-up for HK Telecom

No news in the negotiations to end Hongkong Telecommunications (HKT's) international call monopoly simply means the wall of silence erected around the talks by the Government and company is holding firm.

28 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Fine and bond levels set by PCS regulator as licence details issued

Newly licensed mobile telephone operators could face fines of up to $220 million if they fail to meet competitive targets set by the regulator for personal communications services (PCS) networks.

2 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Ofta to unveil PCS licensees' specifications

The six successful bidders for rights to operate Personal Communications Services (PCS) have confirmed their acceptance of the licences' terms and conditions, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) says.

1 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Outdated laws set for revamp

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) has received 16 submissions relating to its consultation paper on proposed changes to the Telecommunications Ordinance, senior assistant director Anthony Wong says.

24 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Ofta to grant PCS licences

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) says licences will be granted next month to the six companies who won the tender for PCS (personal communications services).

The companies are Hutchison, Pacific Link, New World, People's Phone, P-Plus and Mandarin Communications.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Regulator Ofta sets lofty goals and meets them

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) has been striving to build an 'open, fair and stable regulatory framework', over the past three years, according to its senior assistant director, Anthony Wong.

2 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Network layers rise to unique challenge of HK

Hong Kong's high-rise, congested lifestyle presents unique challenges to telecommunications operators and their regulator, according to Mr So Tat-foon, acting chief telecommunications engineer at the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA).

2 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Call traffic heats up with fixed market

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) is pleased with the development of competition in the Hong Kong fixed telecommunications network, Ofta senior assistant director Anthony Wong says.

Since the three new fixed operators were licensed last year, the most obvious competition has been in international call traffic.

2 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Radical plan mooted for domestic telecoms

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) has proposed a radical way of paying to provide telephone services to remote districts.

18 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Six reasons to leave e-mail alone

I wish to comment on recent reports in your newspaper, concerning the vetting of e-mail. According to your reports, a change in the licence conditions for companies providing Internet services may force them to vet e-mail. This is alarming, hypocritical and I am sure, illegal.

23 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Review of costs may put profits on hold

HONGKONG Telecom's bottom line could be hit by an official review of the costs of having to provide telephone services, no matter where the customer lives.

17 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

On the right line

The Consumer Council's long-awaited report on achieving competition in a liberalised telecommunication market is welcome - as far as it goes.

15 Mar 1996 - 12:00am


I REFER to Mr Charles Koh's letter regarding Citizen's Band Radio (South China Morning Post, February 22).

While the recent events at Pat Sin Leng do highlight gaps in our communication infrastructure, the Government's present proposals would not remedy that situation and, in fact, would worsen it.

29 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Ofta slashes access charges by 20pc after a three-year review of costs

TELECOMMUNICATIONS firms competing against Hongkong Telecom (HKT) have a further incentive to recruit customers, with a 20 per cent reduction in a crucial subsidy paid by them to HKT.

25 Feb 1996 - 12:00am