Telecommunications

Danger lurks on the Web

Do you have a personal computer at home? Have you ever surfed the Internet and conversed with strangers in its chat-rooms? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, be careful! You may be asking for trouble.

Tuesday, 17 February, 1998, 12:00am

There's nothing worse than ... mobile phones

LET he who is without sin cast the first phone. Well, I'm proud to state I've never owned one of those bleating, peeping pieces of plastic and I'd be happy to throw as many as I could get my hands on into the middle of the harbour.

15 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

RAIDS BY E-MAIL HIJACKERS LEAVE INTERNET USERS EMBARRASSED

The dangers of more than one person accessing the Internet from the same computer have been highlighted by two complaints to the Privacy Commissioner.

In both, Internet users discovered third parties had hijacked their e-mail logon to send personal messages.

Both said the invasion had caused embarrassment. The cases are under investigation.

12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Ericsson wins $1.39b contract

Swedish telecommunications equipment-maker Ericsson says it has won a 1.46 billion kroner (about HK$1.39 billion) order to expand a mobile network for Jiangsu Posts & Telecommunications Administration of China. The order was the third expansion to Jiangsu's network and includes switching centres, radio base stations and service, Ericsson said.

23 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

P&I club extends Internet service

UK Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Club members can access their claims data through the club's extended Web site.

The club said the data, contained in the ClaimsTrac database, offered members a major new facility for claims analysis.

31 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Colossas in Asia debut

American networking vendor General DataComm has introduced its central office located special services access system (Colossas) in Asia. The system, utilising digital subscriber line technology, allows telecoms and Internet service providers based on existing copper lines to offer data, voice and video content.

9 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Ideal platform to address vital issues

On behalf of Reed Exhibition Companies, it gives me great pleasure to welcome everyone to the Cable and Satellite Asia '97 exhibition and conference.

Into its fourth presentation this year, Cable and Satellite Asia has proven itself as one of the leading industry events in the region with an impeccable track record.

2 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Plugged in to see-and-talk telephone

A telephone that allows you not only to talk to people around the world but see them will be one of the exhibits in the multimedia pavilion at the expo.

The talked-about telephone is from exhibitor Interpak and its Syncray Videophone SV 5000 Pro.

21 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Stars dial in tune for fans

Canto-pop singers not only promoted their latest hits, but also highlighted the wonders of telecommunications to all walks of life.

The success of the Telecommunications Concert last month in the Dragon Centre, Shamshuipo, was followed by a gig at the Sunshine City, Sha Tin, attended by young fans.

8 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Overbooking accusations shrugged off

The chairman of a handover celebrations group has rejected criticism that it overbooked Urban Council venues last month.

18 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Packages link PC, telephone and video

Last year video was brought to PCs by the Mpeg standard. This year Mpeg II combined with videophone hardware and software allows videophone sessions over a standard telephone line or the Internet.

20 May 1997 - 12:00am

IBM expert calls for open access

A senior IBM executive and technology strategist argues that acceptance of the Internet as a medium of communication within the workplace is a key to maintaining a competitive business environment.

22 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

CSL buoyant

Hongkong Telecom CSL mobile service says it now has more than 350,000 customers - up more than 10,000 since the end of December.

CSL said about 80 per cent of its customers had renewed subscriptions to the caller display service after a one-month free-trial period.

13 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

New services

Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels has signed an agreement with Hongkong Telecom to provide a range of telecommunications facilities for its guests.

Services include access to computers, the Internet, and video-conferencing.

12 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Number's up if a name doesn't ring a bell

You know that delicate stage of a relationship which hinges on questions concerning the telephone? Will he call? Should you call? Do you still have the beer mat with her phone number on it? Now that caller ID has been introduced in Hong Kong, telephone companies can help.

31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am