Telecommunications

Broadband services speed up Net access

In March this year, the number of registered customer accounts of licensed Internet service providers surged to about two million, 190 per cent higher than that of a year earlier.

Monday, 17 July, 2000, 12:00am

Governments, parents must protect youths from Net's negative impact

The Internet affects every part of our lives today. It affects our perspective on the world and the way we communicate, work and play. Not only can we communicate with people around the world easily, but also it stimulates the growth of business with the widespread use of video conferencing.

2 May 2000 - 12:00am

Internet providers under threat

Internet service providers (ISPs) who turn a blind eye to pornographic Web sites may be breaking the law, officials have warned.

But a proposed law has sparked concern that service providers would face too many legal liabilities.

The Government proposes that ISPs take prompt action to remove or block access to obscene articles if they are aware of them.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Broadband contract awarded

Computer and Technologies Holdings has won a contract worth almost US$1 million to equip Changzhou with a broadband network. The network will support interactive applications, including cable television, Internet access, video on demand and Internet telephony.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Telephony 10-year target at US$96b

The market for Internet telephony will be worth US$96 billion within 10 years, oCen Communications believes.

Chief executive Steven Eng based the estimate on United States research into long-distance telephony over Internet Protocol (IP).

'Consider that it's taken traditional international direct dialling almost 100 years to reach that,' he said.

8 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Police want to beef up online powers

Investigators must be given power to demand secret digital keys from suspects to search encrypted online documents and transactions for criminal evidence, police specialists said yesterday.

11 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

New World Mobility plans to spend $1.5 billion to upgrade its network coverage

Mobile telephone company New World Mobility plans to spend $1.5 billion in the next two to three years to upgrade its network coverage and prepare for the commercial roll-out of next-generation technology.

New World chief executive Albert Wong said so-called third-generation mobile phone networks could be launched commercially in Hong Kong by 2002, replacing digital networks.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Legend, Intel in mainland deal

Red chip Legend Holdings and Intel have agreed to jointly promote the Internet in the mainland. This would involve work to improve computer terminals and increase server capacity and applications on the Internet's high-speed, broad-band network.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

ISPtel opts for Net technology

ISPtel, a global Internet telecommunications company, will launch an international voice and fax network using the Internet instead of normal telephone lines. Deployment will begin with Internet service provider partners in 10 countries, including HKNet in Hong Kong.

12 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Telecom charge plan draws fire

A total of 46 representatives from 29 companies in the telecommunications and Internet industries yesterday met the Office of the Telecommunications Authority to voice their opposition to the Government's plan to raise the domestic access charge to 31.3 cents per minute. The representatives said the proposed rate was higher than similar charges in other countries.

17 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Hi-tech show gives voice to UK design

The world's first videophones using the global system for mobile (GSM) communication standard will be on display at the High Definition exhibition in Pacific Place starting on Friday.

This, and more than 80 other examples of cutting-edge British digital designs will be on display at the mall from October 9-13.

6 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Officials must click with new technology

Official oversight in the Government's information technology drive has ended up in screaming newspaper headlines again, as a frustrated headmaster raised his case in the media over the weekend.

A recent consignment of laptop computers for a public primary school in North Point do not fit in with other existing audio-visual equipment.

22 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Changing channels

Staying ahead of the field when telecommunications and information technology is expanding at the speed of sound, is a challenge Hong Kong cannot ignore.

4 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Partial ending of voice-call monopoly to open way for IDD alternatives

Not too long ago they used to be distorted and inaudible, carried out from personal computer (PC) to PC by diehard enthusiasts. However, by the end of this year voice calls over the Internet are set to grab a significant share of the international market.

14 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

HK connections broaden

Hongkong Telecom's Internet division plans to provide its corporate customers much wider overseas connections following the purchase last week by parent company Cable & Wireless of MCI Communication's Internet business.

21 Jul 1998 - 12:00am