Wireless Networking

Big 3 geared for massive spending on 4G network

Wireless infrastructure spending by the mainland's three telecommunications network operators will top the US$11-billion mark in three years, driven by new 4G mobile investments.

Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am

TP-Link MR3020

We all take internet access for granted these days. Nearly everybody has some kind of wireless internet access at home, at the office or at the neighbourhood coffee shop. So why would you need something like the portable TP-Link MR3020 router?

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wireless web access made 100 times better

Local computer scientists have developed software that improves wireless internet connectivity by 100 times and halves the cost.

The software is part of a dynamic wireless access infrastructure network called LAviNet, which uses a set of innovative channel selection and routing algorithms to avoid traffic congestion and reduce signal interference.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

SMEs score low on wireless security

Thousands of small and medium-sized companies that use wireless technology can eliminate the risk of attacks from hackers within minutes and at no cost, technology consultants say.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

WiFi networks expose users to hacking

At least two out of 20 WiFi networks inspected during an audit organised by the Wireless Technology Industry Association were found to be unsecured, allowing hackers to gain access to users' shared folders. The association expressed concern that the small companies behind the networks were not aware of the risks presented to users.

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Jury is still out on Zhaoqing's 'wireless city'

Zhaoqing has long been known as Guangdong's garden city, but the local government has an ambitious plan to transform it into a wireless city.

Last month, Zhaoqing's city government signed a 2.3 billion yuan (HK$2.6 billion) contract with China Mobile to build a wireless Zhaoqing in the next five years.

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Indonesian mobile sector faces overload

Heightened competition in Indonesia's mobile communications market, where a government spectrum auction is expected to increase the number of operators to 30 this year, could overload the country's infrastructure and ruin the quality of services, industry experts warn.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Survey finds city's Wi-fi networks are at risk of hacking

Most Wi-fi internet networks in Hong Kong are vulnerable to hacking, a 'wardriving' survey has found.

Wardriving is described as driving around in a vehicle with a Wi-fi-enabled laptop, scanning for vulnerable Wi-fi signals.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Digi-quest

I use a Mac and have Wi-fi at home based on Apple's AirPort Extreme. I want to set up a system that allows me to listen to my music in different rooms. How do I do this?

John, Pok Fu Lam

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

State Council approves issuance of 3G licences

The State Council yesterday gave the go signal for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to issue long-awaited licences for third-generation high-speed networks, paving the way for substantial telecommunications capital expenditure in coming years.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong's main cities to go Wi-fi by 2010

Wireless internet services will be available in Guangdong's main urban centres by 2010 in an effort to make the Pearl River Delta more competitive.

The Guangdong Information Industry Department said this week that it would establish wireless networks in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Foshan , the Nanfang Daily reported.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing unveils free Wi-fi link in selected areas

Hi-tech blitz ahead of Olympics

Beijing switched on its free trial Wi-fi service in the inner city and a few other selected areas yesterday as part of the city's promise to put on a hi-tech Olympic Games.

26 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Clearwire, Sprint combine broadband units

Clearwire and Sprint Nextel of the United States are planning to merge their wireless broadband units to create a new US$14.55 billion wireless communications company. The firm, to be named Clearwire, will receive a US$3.2 billion investment from Intel Corp, Google, Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

Telecoms world eyes WiMax trial in US

Billions at stake over next generation mobile

Telecommunications operators worldwide will be monitoring customer response to the world's first commercial operation of a mobile WiMax service this year. At stake is billions of dollars of revenue expected to flow from the next generation service.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong catching up in Wi-fi race, say experts

Hong Kong is racing to get ahead of the game as Wi-fi hotspots develop throughout the region and new products make connections faster and easier, tech investors say.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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