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Telecommunications

New World Net service targets 5,000 commercial clients

New World Telephone will launch its Internet broadband service with a target of signing up about 5,000 commercial clients within its first year, according to managing director Albert Wong Chi-chiu.

Friday, 24 November, 2000, 12:00am

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.

The number of mobile phone users also rose substantially, from 0.69 million in 1995 to 3.78 million last year, representing an average annual growth rate of 153 per cent over the period.

17 Jul 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