Telecommunications

PCCW abandons bid

PCCW has retreated from a brief flirtation with Cable & Wireless, scrapping plans for a takeover move on the troubled British telecommunications company. The move contradicted market expectations that it could make a formal takeover proposal this week.

Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, 12:00am

AcrossAsia trims losses

AcrossAsia Multimedia has cut back first-half losses by 77.68 per cent, to HK$20.97 million. The Growth Enterprise Market-listed company, which operates a telecommunications business in Indonesia, maintained an operating profit of HK$8.2 million, compared with an operating loss of HK$42.7 million a year earlier.

17 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Hong Kong sets pace in home broadband

Two-thirds of home Internet users in Hong Kong use broadband, out-numbering overseas counterparts by a large margin, according to a report by Nielsen/NetRatings.

16 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Age law curbs youth Internet use

Beijing yesterday issued rules stipulating that all Internet users under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting Internet cafes, Xinhua reported.

17 May 2002 - 12:00am

Broadband subscribers soar

The number of broadband Internet service subscribers jumped from 51,000 in February 2000 to more than 623,000 last December, according to the acting Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting, Eva Cheng Yu-wah. At present, broadband covers more than 95 per cent of homes and all commercial buildings.

14 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Belated first step

At long last, the Government has admitted that comparability of salary levels in the public and private sectors is an issue. In a welcome move to address criticism that civil servants are overpaid, the Secretary for Civil Service yesterday announced the first steps to a review of the pay policy and system.

13 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Unified services set to lift mainland telecoms sector

Unified communications services, which integrate all manner of electronic and wireless messaging, are expected to take off in Asia next year as large network operators in Greater China help shape retail market opportunities.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Unified services to lift telecoms sector

Unified communications services, which integrate all manner of electronic and wireless messaging, are expected to take off in Asia next year as large network operators in Greater China help shape retail market opportunities.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

How computers used decides if good or evil

It is not rare to hear people give their opinions on computer use nowadays.

Some think computers are evil while others say it is all good since it leads us into a new era of science and technology.

People who are against computers usually give the reason that long term exposure can result in bad health.

29 May 2001 - 12:00am

Broadband use set to grow

Broadband Internet subscribers at i-Cable Telecommunications may reach 150,000 by the end of the year from 52,000 at the end of last year, sparking hopes the service may turn a small profit. New broadband accounts grew by about 10,000 a month in the first four months of this year, taking the firm's share in the residential broadband market to about 30 per cent, up from last year's 25 per cent.

22 May 2001 - 12:00am

Broadband catching on

More than half of Hong Kong's 2.2 million home Internet users will be surfing the Web on broadband connections within a few months. Interactive Audience Measurement Asia said demand for digital subscriber lines and cable modems soared from 7 per cent of the home Internet market last March to 40 per cent at present.

1 May 2001 - 12:00am

What the Broker Said...

New World Development (NWD) is involved in property, infrastructure, telecommunications, hotels and transport. It was one of the first property companies in Hong Kong to embrace the new economy.

A year ago, following interim results which showed it was in the red for the first time since it listed in 1972, Merrill Lynch placed a 'neutral long-term' rating on NWD's stock.

8 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

In broadband, it's one country, no systems

My attempts to obtain broadband Internet access in Hong Kong have been totally unsuccessful so far. Apparently fibre-optic cable is not laid in my area (Siu Lam) and PCCW-HKT tells me that DSL technology also is not available in this area.

13 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Grievances against telecommunications sector soar by 70 per cent, says watchdog

Consumer complaints about telecommunications increased by more than 70 per cent over the past year, mainly due to unsatisfactory services from Internet and mobile phone operators.

Year-end figures released yesterday by the Consumer Council, show complaints against the telecommunications sector topped the list, with 3,112 cases reported last year.

10 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

New World Net service targets 5,000 commercial clients

New World Telephone will launch its Internet broadband service with a target of signing up about 5,000 commercial clients within its first year, according to managing director Albert Wong Chi-chiu.

24 Nov 2000 - 12:00am