November 19, 2006

Nov. 19, 2006: 5

China, Telephone, ZIM, Li Ka-Shing and More

China, Telephone, ZIM, Li Ka-Shing and More

Telefonica, Li Ka-Shing join group controlling Hong Kong phone carrier, Reuters/NatPost, Nov. 13, 06

Telefonica SA will buy 8% of Hong Kong phone company PCCW Ltd., while tycoon Li Ka-shing's foundation will take a 12% stake for a combined US$1.04-billion in a deal that leaves a Beijing-led group as PCCW's largest shareholder.

Spain's Telefonica and the Li group .... Francis Leung, ... PCCW held by tycoon [son of Li Ka-shing] Richard Li's Pacific Century Regional Developments (PCRD). .... Beijing-owned China Network Communications Group (CNC) ... single largest shareholder.

Globalization: Telephones / Mobile Phones

Consider the possible implications.

ZIM has partnered with a variety of carriers, businesses, SMS aggregators, content providers and mobile service companies to promote and sell SMS applications and services to global mobile phone users. ....
Assume [...] after each:


Telcel (Mexico)

Three of ZIM’s wireless products are being introduced to Mexico-based Telcel’s customers. Telcel is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the world’s fifth largest carrier, America Movil. .... USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

StarHub (Singapore) [See below for more information]

StarHub, Singapore’s leading info-communications provider is introducing three wireless office products, developed by ZIM, to its customer base. The first product, StarHub SMSOffice .... [Would that have been based on OpenOffice? ]

DiGi (Malaysia) .... ZIM, uses SMS to enable any mobile phone with Outlook e-mail and calendar capabilities

Rogers Wireless (Canada) .... ZIM worked closely with Rogers Wireless .... The software provides 'Always on' functionality so live chats can stay that way - moving from the desktop to a mobile phone, or saving replies if users are away from the computer.


Corel .... ZIM SMS Office, ZIM SMS Mail and ZIM SMS Chat

HP ZIM has teamed with HP ....

Magma Communications .... web-based wireless e-mail solution called Magma SMS Mail.


Radius-ED, a leading Malaysia-based SMS gateway ... distribution of ZIM’s mobile office products ....

Beijing Dowstrong

Beijing Dowstrong Ltd., a leading Chinese mobile value-added service company, and ZIM have announced an agreement for distribution of ZIM’s mobile office products featuring SMS text messaging in China. The products, ZIM SMS Office and ZIM SMS Mail, are innovative software-only wireless e-mail solutions that provide the functionality of advanced wireless handheld devices on any mobile phone.

It is worth checking StarHub and where that leads:

STT Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia), a private investment company part of Temasek Holdings. STT Communications has significant stakes in Eqinix, Global Crossing, Indosat and StarHub.

Temasek Holdings is the investment arm of the Singapore government and owned 100% by the Ministry of Finance. Its Chief Executive, Ho Ching, is the [second] wife of current Singapore's Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Lee Hsien Loong.


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