Stories by Stephanie Sim

IDC: Server revenues in Asia-Pacific down

The server market in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, has continued its third quarter tumble as revenues fell 18 per cent or $US300 billion in the fourth quarter of 2001 compared to the same period in 2000, IDC Asia-Pacific said this week.

Chinese carrier wins Hong Kong 3G license

Chinese mobile-communications carrier China United Telecommunications (China Unicom) has become the first Chinese operator to receive a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) license in Hong Kong, according to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) in Hong Kong.

Handspring launches PDA phone in Asia

Handheld device maker Handspring has moved into new territory as it launched its PDA (personal digital assistant)-cum-phone, called Treo, in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Gartner says 15 percent of Asian companies run Linux

Linux adoption in the Asia-Pacific region has grown significantly in the last year, with 15 percent of the region's companies having servers that run on Linux, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 850 corporations in Asia.

Veritas plans to accelerate growth in Asia

Veritas Software plans to double its storage software business in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan), focusing on China and South Korea, said Veritas' top executive at the company's annual Asia-Pacific sales meeting in Hong Kong on Thursday.

IDC: Worst may be over for Asian PC market

The PC market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region showed encouraging growth from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2001 when the number of PCs shipped in the region increased 5.6 percent, indicating that the worst may be over for the region's markets, according to International Data Corp. (IDC) Asia-Pacific figures released on Thursday.

Compaq, Apple, Yahoo, AMD and eBay report earnings

The PC market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region showed encouraging growth from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2001 when the number of PCs shipped in the region increased 5.6 percent, indicating that the worst may be over for the region's markets, according to International Data Corp. (IDC) Asia-Pacific figures released on Thursday.

China Motion gets rolling with Ericsson

China Motion Telecom International Ltd. (China Motion), a Hong Kong telecommunication company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ericsson Inc. to develop systems to run China Motion's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business in Hong Kong, a company statement said on Monday.

Vodafone, HP buy into China Mobile subsidiary

Vodafone Group and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have announced plans to invest in a subsidiary of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd., the publicly-listed arm of China's biggest mobile operator, China Mobile Communications Corp.

Report: China to settle on four telecom operators

China has announced plans to have four telecommunication service providers running the country's fixed-line, mobile, data, and other telecommunication services in two years' time, according to the Tuesday edition of the official newspaper China Daily.

Telstra, PCCW buy Level 3's Asian operations

Reach, the joint venture between Telstra and Hong Kong's Pacific Century Cyberworks Ltd. (PCCW) has announced plans to acquire the Asian assets of U.S.-based broadband infrastructure company Level 3 Communications Inc.

Report: No special rights given for famous Web names

The Chinese Internet domain-name registrar may not put aside Chinese domain names for famous brands unless their owners make a formal application showing they have a legal right to them, a Chinese court said on Monday, according to a report in the official newspaper China Daily.