Lawmakers renew push for internet cafe regulations

The government is under pressure to consider introducing a licensing system to regulate internet cafes after lawmakers passed a motion yesterday seeking such a system.

Saturday, 12 June, 2010, 12:00am

Internet cafes 'too difficult to define'

Officials have decided not to tighten control over internet cafes - despite complaints about noise, safety and suspected pornography, and warnings about drugs - because they are 'difficult if not impossible to define'.

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Speed thrills telecom executive

Doctor Ivan Tam Ming-chit, chief technology officer at Hong Kong Broadband Network, is responsible for developing the group's information systems and network operations. This includes broadband expansion, Internet Protocol television, wireless applications and Voice over Internet Protocol networks.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am

Award-winning Next G puts HK in the fast lane

Efficiency and productivity are keys to survival in the cutthroat Hong Kong business environment. With the fastest typical data transmission rate and the widest mobile broadband coverage in the city, 1O1O Next G provides a world-class mobile broadband service to enable Hongkongers to deal with their hectic business and personal lives easily.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Thursday Think Tank

1 Disneyland's financial report worse than expected ... it seems it's not just a small world, but a small market, after all

2 Fee proposed for electronic goods disposal ... and it's an extra 50 cents if you want to dump it in a plastic bag

21 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

New internet curbs a step in wrong direction

The internet is a boundless frontier of business, education and recreation opportunities. The central government has curtailed those benefits by seeing it as a threat. The decision this week to stop individuals from having their own websites damagingly restricts possibilities.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Munce's release from jail after 'tips for bets' scandal will provide stewards with some serious food for thought

One of the more interesting aspects of the early season comes with the release from jail of Australian jockey Chris Munce.

Munce (pictured) was sentenced to 30 months on March 1, 2007, after the so-called 'tips for bets' case brought by the ICAC, and the 20 months he was expected to serve will be completed on October 31.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Contracts rule over people's pockets

'Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, saying rising inflation had made these 'difficult times', told lawmakers the financial needs of people would outweigh the interests of shareholders when government considered a rise in fees for public services.'

SCMP, May 16

19 May 2008 - 12:00am

Telecoms world eyes WiMax trial in US

Billions at stake over next generation mobile

Telecommunications operators worldwide will be monitoring customer response to the world's first commercial operation of a mobile WiMax service this year. At stake is billions of dollars of revenue expected to flow from the next generation service.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Company sticks to its guns and focuses on service

Companies in the competitive world of telecommunications will take drastic measures to get ahead of their rivals. Usually this means slashing prices and offering more minutes of call time for less cost.

The HKIHRM/SCMP People Management Awards 2007 finalist, City Telecom (Hong Kong), however, has strived instead to win more customers by providing better services.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Broadband providers rev up network speed

The speed limits on Hong Kong's information superhighway are rising, with some of the city's big telecommunications players rolling out faster networks and more services linked to optical fibre cables.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Feilio works out solution to intellectual piracy

While the world's big four music companies have failed to stamp out piracy in the mainland, Feilio, a Harvard University venture, may just have the solution.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Couch trips remind us we're not so far apart

We live in a world increasingly riven by ethnic conflict, religious strife, economic disputes and naked power politics. The globe sometimes appears less a global village than a worldwide battlefield. So it is nice to be reminded every now and then that we all belong to the same species and live and travel on the same planet.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Virtual footprints

Here is some sage advice for anyone about to use the internet for anything other than pleasure: if you don't want to get into trouble, don't type it in. This has been made crystal clear to me after communicating with some experts in the field of online security.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW links users on-the-go with Netvigator Everywhere

Seamless switching between 3.5G and Wi-fi challenges rivals

PCCW, the city's largest telecommunications operator, is intensifying competition with mobile operators which sell high-speed mobile broadband services to laptop users. The fixed-line operator is offering seamless on-the-go internet connections for such customers almost anywhere in urban Hong Kong.

28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am