STI offers caller ID display in $200 unit

Hong Kong electronics manufacturer Solar Tune Industries (STI) has developed a caller ID display unit, retailing for less than $200, to offer a preferred caller matching system for telephone subscribers using the Hongkong Telecom Caller ID service.

Tuesday, 28 January, 1997, 12:00am

Chevalier takes control of associate

Chevalier International Holdings (CIHL) has announced that between October 1, 1996, and January 20, 1997, it acquired about 50.87 per cent of Chevalier (OA) International (COAI), a company engaged in computers and telecommunications.

COAI has been reclassified as a subsidiary from an associate company of CIHL.

21 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Policy should be changed to put public first

My thanks to the Secretary for Broadcasting, Culture and Sport (SBCS) for his letter headlined, 'Creating level-playing field' (South China Morning Post, December 23), which sets out his thinking on Video-on-Demand (VOD).

3 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Public Internet terminals would hugely increase number of surfers

We hear lots of talk about the Internet and television merging to become the main media delivery channel into the home.

The Internet would come in on high-bandwidth cable or fibre-optic connections which would also carry television, video-on-demand, news services and interactive television.

8 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Watchdog split on charging for local calls

The territory's Telecom Users Group is deadlocked over proposals to reform the charging structure for local calls issued recently by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta).

Group chairman Peter Mahoney said he had changed his mind about charging for time spent on local calls after initially agreeing with the idea.

24 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

First TV presents video on the Web

NetWorld+Interop in Atlanta last week was the scene of a lot of exciting networking and Internet technology demonstrations and one of the most intriguing developments was in the area of Internet content.

First TV, a new offering from CMP Media, promises to deliver original video programming across the Net for no charge.

24 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Penetrating information results in attitude change

Last Monday, C-Net's technology news site at carried an exclusive story about security breaches at two sites on the Internet, one of which revealed the private credit card information of the site's customers.

17 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Ofta expected to grant approval for Caller ID service in Hong Kong soon

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) is soon expected to announce approval of caller ID display services in Hong Kong, after its July announcement that it had no major concern with the service which enables the receiver of a call to read the number of origin, Hongkong Telecom CSL's general manager for CPE marketing, Ernest Lee, said.

3 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Off-line lawsuit excludes SuperNet

One of Hong Kong's pioneer data communications companies, Asia On-Line, has set an off-line precedent for Internet litigation etiquette by excluding a rival Internet company from legal action launched in the Hong Kong Supreme Court last week.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Free access to destination data

A travel information database is available free on the World-Wide Web at site address

30 May 1996 - 12:00am

Net users told to register

POLICE in Guangdong have ordered Internet users to register with the local computer security and supervision departments.

The requirement came after the enforcement of national regulations earlier this month to tighten controls on dissemination of 'harmful information'.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Bureaucratic chaos

FOR too long, the Government's policy on broadcasting has been characterised by chaos. There may be numerous reasons for that. Among them, the lack of long-term vision all too often has been shown by officials handling the issue.

22 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Making the world smaller place

THE era of telecommunications has become an integral part of our lives.

Over the years, telecommunications has made our world smaller.

15 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Your number could be up

PHONES are going to be fun. The technology is in place for a caller identification system to be added to Hong Kong's phone system at a moment's notice.

But the Government's telecoms chief, Alex Arena, is holding back. 'It sounds great at first, but you soon realise there are issues which need discussion,' he said.

4 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Foreigners see hopes in telecoms

CHINA is expected to relax its grip on telecommunication networks, allowing foreign investors to take part in their operation, according to a regional telecommunications expert.

11 May 1995 - 12:00am