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Telecommunications

Could entering a lottery cost me my privacy?

I received an e-mail from ESDLife [the government's programme to promote internet usage] to register my personal details against my Octopus card. The advertisement e-mail from ESDLife promised some kind of lottery prize for a trip to Guam on registration.

Tuesday, 29 June, 2004, 12:00am

Could entering a lottery cost me my privacy?

I received an e-mail from ESDLife [the government's programme to promote internet usage] to register my personal details against my Octopus card. The advertisement e-mail from ESDLife promised some kind of lottery prize for a trip to Guam on registration. Attracted by the chance of a free trip, I registered my Octopus card.

29 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

HK broadband use up sharply

There are now more broadband internet surfers in Hong Kong than narrowband users - a sign the city is becoming increasingly technology savvy as consumers prefer lightning-fast downloads to pedestrian dial-up access.

17 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Broadband Net users up 21pc to 1.2m

There are now more broadband internet surfers in Hong Kong than narrowband users - a sign the city is becoming increasingly technology savvy as consumers prefer lightning-fast downloads to pedestrian dial-up access.

17 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Regulator sets fee for mobile-call connections

The new rules are a step towards resolving the issue among mainland telecoms firms and reforming the charging system

China's telecommunications regulator has issued new rules on interconnection settlement among the carriers, marking a major step forward in resolving the long-delayed reform on interconnection.

13 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Net users jump on broadband wagon

Hong Kong's broadband revolution is gathering pace with the number of homes and offices using high-speed connections overtaking the number connected by narrowband for the first time.

Newly-released statistics show that in September, there were 1.16 million broadband subscriptions compared with 1.11 million narrowband connections.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Majority of internet users jump on broadband wagon

The number of high-speed connections has now overtaken old-style accounts

Hong Kong's broadband revolution is gathering pace with the number of homes and offices using high-speed connections overtaking the number connected by narrowband for the first time.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Last mile on the road to liberalisation

Eight years ago, Hong Kong pioneered a radical experiment in the liberalisation of telecommunications that has rippled across the globe. Results have been spectacular, with a massive expansion of networks and services resulting in some of the world's lowest prices.

8 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Business owners get first detailed look at Certificate of Origin

Companies looking to cash in on the zero tariff benefits for goods under Cepa were yesterday given more details on the procedures to be followed.

Most importantly, business owners were able to get their first glimpse of the Certificate of Hong Kong Origin, which is needed to show that the product to be imported to the mainland falls under one of 273 tariff-exempt categories.

30 Sep 2003 - 12:00am