Stories by Megan Scott

Hongkong Telecom considers voice-over-IP

Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) disclosed last week that it is taking steps towards offering voice-over-IP (VoIP) services to both the corporate and consumer markets.

Interview: The Ascendancy of Voice/Data Convergence

In mid-January this year, Ascend Communications Inc. and Lucent Technologies Inc. announced their intention to merge in a deal valued at approximately US$20 billion. Upon receiving stockholder approval, the transaction is expected to take place in May or June this year, according to Tony Wise, vice president and general manager of Ascend's Asia-Pacific region.

HDS Blames Economy, IBM for 'Tough Year'

Regional economic woes and stiff competition from IBM Corp. were the main reasons for the recent worldwide restructuring of operations at U.S.-based Hitachi Data Systems Corp., according to top executives at HDS.

IBM Rides with Net-Delivered Apps

Network-delivered application services appear to be picking up steam with IBM's announcement last week of plans to provide local small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) with remote access to business and financial management applications.
Last spring, Hongkong Telecom unveiled its own network-delivered application service in Hong Kong offering remote, on-demand access to office applications.