November 15, 1994 |
Singapore's push to be Asia's hub on the information superhighway is led by a 40-year-old air force reserve brigadier-general who believes new technology and conservative Asian values can thrive together. George Yong-Boon Yeo, minister for information and the arts, says Singapore could become Asia's broadcast and program production center despite the city-state's tough censorship laws. "We want to be everyone's favorite oasis on the information superhighway," Yeo told Reuters in an interview.
March 26, 2001 |
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., Southeast Asia's largest phone company, has agreed to offer $9.9 billion for Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd. to gain a third of Australia's mobile phone market, bankers familiar with the plans said Sunday. Telecom Corp. of New Zealand also wanted to buy Australia's No. 2 phone company, while Britain's Vodafone Group quit the bidding Sunday, saying regulatory hurdles were too high.
July 25, 1994 |
A Chinese satellite intended for use by many well-known broadcasters has been launched in defiance of international rules into an orbit where it will disrupt Japanese telecommunications, government officials here have charged.
April 26, 1999 |
Fast-moving Global Crossing is expected to announce today that it will buy the undersea cable services unit of Britain's Cable & Wireless in a deal worth an estimated $885 million, according to a source close to the companies. Hamilton, Bermuda-based Global Crossing, which has executive offices in Beverly Hills, is expected to buy Cable & Wireless' Global Marine business in a deal that includes cash and assumed debt, the source said.
September 9, 1996 |
For decades, only space scientists seemed interested in satellites. But this winter, after years of being hamstrung by regulatory and financial obstacles, some of the biggest names in communications will begin launching payloads into orbit to provide voice, data, paging and fax services for customers around the globe.