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Embattled pay TV operator i-Cable makes another attempt to turn around a decade of losses with Guangdong network tie-up

I-Cable Communications, Hong Kong’s biggest pay TV operator, on Tuesday formalised a partnership with Guangdong Radio and Television (GRT) that will allow it to air programmes to the Chinese TV group’s customers.But analysts are circumspect about the benefits of the tie-up on i-Cable’s bottom line, saying it is unlikely to yield any long-term “material” benefit.Irene Leung Shuk-yee, chief operating officer of i-Cable, said that the deal with GRT also involves joint production of TV shows,… Source link

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Hà Nội proposes tightened management of social network businesses – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The Hà Nội Market Management Department has said businesses operating on social networks such as Facebook, Zalo and Viber should be under stricter management. — Photo vietbao.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Market Management Department has said businesses operating on social networks such as Facebook, Zalo and Viber should be under the same management as e-commerce websites. E-commerce websites that violate regulations may be shut down under the law and have their domain names revoked. In addition, there should be close co-ordination between…

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Huawei opens cybersecurity centre in Europe amid US efforts to ban firm’s 5G network gear

A Huawei Technologies 5G base station deployed by China Mobile is seen in Henan province in central China. Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms equipment supplier, is going on a legal offensive against the US government, which has been trying to persuade other countries to ban the Chinese company’s gear from mobile networks. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Banks allowed to expand network size in New Year – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Customers make transactions at a LienVietPostBank office in Hà Nội. – Photo LienVietPostBank Viet Nam News Bắc Á Bank has been given permission to open seven transaction offices and four branches in Thái Nguyên, Bắc Giang, Hà Nam, Lâm Đồng, Lạng Sơn, Hà Giang, Long An and Bình Định. In the last quarter of 2018, the bank also gained approval to open five branches and 30 transaction offices across the country. On February 14, SBV Governor Lê Minh Hưng also permitted LienVietPostBank to open five transaction offices…

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Huawei to deploy ultra-fast 5G telecom network coverage at Shanghai’s railway hub in world-first

Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecom equipment vendor, said it will deploy ultra-fast 5G network coverage at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Railway Station by the end of the year, making it the first railway station in the world that will allow passengers to experience data speeds up to 100 times faster than what is currently available.The station will be built upon the 5G digital indoor system (DIS) co-developed by Huawei and China Mobile Shanghai, with the aim of achieving comprehensive… Source link

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Chinese-born brothers build billion dollar fortunes in Silicon Valley with network security software firm Fortinet

Cybersecurity has unlocked riches for Ken and Michael Xie. The Chinese-born brothers are now billionaires from their stakes in Fortinet Inc., the Silicon Valley-based network security software firm they co-founded almost two decades ago, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Spurred by high-profile data breaches and malware attacks, cybersecurity has become a growing priority for companies. Cloud-focused firms including Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks Inc. have benefited as businesses update their computer infrastructures, posing a threat to more established network software providers such as Cisco Systems Inc. and Juniper Networks…

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Hong Kong’s struggling pay TV provider, iCable, enters China through deal with Guangdong CableTV Network in bid to revive fortunes

Hong Kong’s biggest pay TV operator, which has racked up losses of more than HK$2 billion (US$254.9 million) in the past decade, is set to broadcast its shows to viewers in China for the first time, thanks to a new partnership with Guangdong CableTV Network. The embattled i-Cable Communications said it has signed an agreement with Guangdong CableTV Network that will allow it to air programmes to 14 million mainland Chinese pay TV users. “We hope this agreement will bring our business back on track,” said Irene Leung Shuk-yee, the…

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Trends in VN’s network safety, security – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Authority of Information Security, under Việt Nam’s Ministry of Information and Communications, has forecast five major trends in network safety and security to watch in 2019. These five trends include network attacks, especially malicious code attacks using artificial intelligence (AI); attacking e-commerce and financial-banking systems with the aim of stealing personal information and data from users; attacks on infrastructure, internet of things (IoT) equipment, smart urban areas, and taking advantage of these devices to carry out network attacks; intentional network attacks on state…

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Việt Nam to test 5G mobile network this year – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Việt Nam will enhance its telecommunications infrastructure, expand its broadband network and develop 5G mobile connectivity this year.— Photo vietnambiz.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will enhance its telecommunications infrastructure, expand its broadband network and develop 5G mobile connectivity this year. The latter is a key component of the Government’s Resolution 01, in which the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) will grant test 5G frequencies to operators this year and expand them in 2020. Head…

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Full speed ahead for China’s high-speed rail network in 2019 in bid to boost slowing economy

China plans to expand its high-speed rail network by 3,200km in 2019, which is more than is currently being operated in either Spain, Japan, Germany or France, in a bid to aid a slowing economy locked in the trade war with the United States. The China Railway Corporation, the state-owned agency in charge of railway construction, plans to put a total of 6,800km of new track into service in 2019 as Beijing again relies on infrastructure investment to arrest an economic slowdown, according to a government plan released this week.…

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