Hong Kong's CCT Details Multimedia Portal

HONG KONG (01/31/2000) - CCT Telecom Holdings Ltd. today announced details about its forthcoming Internet portal that will form the core of its multimedia content offerings.

The www.eceasy.net portal is designed for Chinese users around the world and will be launched on March 1, according to a company statement. It will lead users to sites focused on news, business, music, sports, food and wine, information about China and other subjects.

A key site will be www.andylau.com, which will offer music and video content built around the actor and singer, a Hong Kong superstar. Under each site will be an "ecmall" for electronic commerce, CCT said.

Hong Kong-based CCT's online content division, CCT Multimedia, was formed recently to work with an affiliate company, local Internet service provider HKNet Co. Ltd., and U.S.-based wireless technology vendor Teligent Inc. in offering content over fixed-wireless broadband. [See "Carrier To Enter Chinese Content Market," Jan. 17.]In order to better develop content for the sites, CCT has taken a 25 percent stake in Wellfit Multimedia Group Ltd., an Hong Kong-based online content production house, the company said.

CCT, HKNet, and Teligent are also partners in HKNet-Teligent, which this month was granted a license by the Hong Kong government for wireless fixed broadband service.

CCT Multimedia, in Hong Kong, can be reached via the Web at http://www.cct.com.hk.

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