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Telecommunications

Converging lines

IP CONVERGENCE HAS been vaunted as one of the most profound developments in modern communications.

Monday, 31 July, 2006, 12:00am

Fairwood changes IT menu to boost brand

The Hong Kong fast-food chain is busy spicing up its image with a unified communications system

Fast-food chain operator Fairwood Holdings has started a sweeping revamp of its information technology infrastructure as it also looks to finish a corporate re-branding programme this year.

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Video telephony will be next call

Experts say it is only a matter of time before businesses in Asia start expanding to IP networks

President George W. Bush has installed one at his ranch in Texas. New Zealand film director Peter Jackson relied on his when away from the set of Lord of the Rings, and Basil Exposition used one to keep tabs on Austin Powers in the spy spoof International Man of Mystery.

12 Apr 2005 - 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