Stories by Stephen Lawson

Hong Kong OKs Network Expansion Plans

Long-distance cable companies have committed to expanding Hong Kong's capacity for its telecommunications network by more than ten times over the next three years in license agreements with the territory's government, the government announced yesterday.

UPDATE: HK Approves Network Expansion Plans

Long-distance cable companies have committed to expanding Hong Kong's telecommunications network capacity by more than ten times over the next three years in license agreements with the territory's government, the government announced yesterday.

U.S. Executive Near Death After Beijing Attack

Steven Leung, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, is near death after an apparent beating in Beijing, where he had been attending a high-tech industry conference, according to a statement released today by a California-based public relations agency.

HK Firm Grabs Stakes in Taiwan Telecom Market

Hong Kong-based data storage media maker Hanny Holdings Ltd. today made public its plans to get a foothold in Taiwan's telecommunications market, set to be liberalized later this year.

Qualcomm, China Unicom Sign Deal for CDMA

Qualcomm Inc. announced yesterday it has reached agreement with China United Communications Co. (China Unicom), Mainland China's second-largest telecom carrier, for Unicom to build new wireless telecommunications networks based on the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) standard.

SingTel, HKT Reportedly Close Their Merger

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) and Cable & Wireless HKT Ltd. today reportedly reached agreement on the terms of a merger that would create a large regional communications carrier.

Beijing Tightens Internet Rules

A flurry of Internet-related regulations by the Beijing government, some recently announced and others expected soon, could chill foreign investment in Mainland China and make it more difficult for foreign businesses to operate there, according to market observers. The regulations cover a wide range of concerns, including transmission of unapproved information, use of data encryption technology and initial public offerings of businesses in China.

Hutchison, Priceline Ink E-Commerce Pact

Consumers in several Asian countries would be able to name their own prices for a range of products under a deal between Priceline.com and Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. announced today.

Update: Singapore, HK Carriers in Merger Talks

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (Singtel) and Hong Kong carrier Cable & Wireless HKT Ltd. last night announced they are in talks on a possible "merger of equals" that would create an Asian telecommunications giant.

CMGI, Pacific Century Lay Out Asia Strategy

U.S.-based Internet holding company CMGI Inc. will bring all the companies it owns to Asia through a joint venture with Hong Kong-based Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd. (PCCW), the companies announced today.

Singapore, Hong Kong Carriers in Merger Talks

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) and Hong Kong carrier Cable & Wireless HKT Ltd. last night announced they are in talks on a possible "merger of equals" that would create an Asian telecommunications giant.

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