A week in tech: part 2

A round up of tech news in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

A week in China tech

Telecommunications

- The MII orders fixed-line carriers to dismantle some of their wireless local-loop operations. The MII criticised subsidiaries of China Telecoms and China Netcom for using 450-megahertz code division multiple access CDMA 450 technology to operate Xiaolingtong city-wide wireless services without permission. It gave the companies a month to rectify the situation.

- MII lifts its forecasts on fixed-line subscriber growth for the next four years. The MII recently released China Telecom Market Development Guide 2003 estimates that between 32 million and 35 million new fixed-line subscribers will be added each year until 2006. This represents an average annual growth rate of almost...

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