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August 9, 2000

Orange offers latest technological news and virus information
from Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau (ITBB)

First to offer ITBB's information on WAP

HONG KONG, August 9, 2000 - Orange announced today to become the first operator in Hong Kong to offer the specialized WAP contents from Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau (ITBB), the government bureau in charge of the broadcasting, censorship, telecommunications and Information Technology. Through this initiative, Orangeworld users will enjoy news and updates on technology and virus information from ITBB.

The upcoming ITBB WAP site on Orangeworld will be offered in both Chinese and English. Through the "Technology" category, Orangeworld users can be updated with the latest development in information technology, and alerted on different virus attacks.

When the services become available on the market, Orangeworld users can access the latest news, events and contact information of ITBB via WAP phones, including:

  • the Government's campaign for information technology;
  • latest development of technology infrastructure in Hong Kong; and
  • presentation itinerary of the Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau.

With this new service, Orangeworld users are updated on the latest information on the Government's technology development and policy.

Virus Alert and Information

With the increasing popularity of computer usage in the community, enterprises and consumers are more vulnerable to virus attacks. With the virus alerts on ITBB's web site, Orangeworld users are updated on the latest virus information including the source, infected area, attachment formats of virus, spreading method and other relevant information. With ITBB's close monitoring on computer security, Orangeworld users can keep abreast of the trends of computer security and make precautions against such attacks.

Orangeworld offers the richest content, featuring up to 270 sites

Orangeworld's "Technology" category offers the latest and the most comprehensive technology information and services, including cars, computers, telecom news and AV products. By teaming up with near 110 content providers to offer up to 270 sites, Orangeworld delivers the strongest on-line content and easiest-to-use wirefree internet service to mobile users in Hong Kong.

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