Hong Kong’s largest telco, PCCW, yesterday launched One Communications, a range of business user packages that the company claims will form Asia’s first truly convergent fixed/broadband/mobile communications platform. In a promotional release, PCCW says its ‘integration of fixed and mobile services is so powerful that One Communications even allows users to switch from mobile phones to desktop phones while in the middle of a conversation without having to forward the call…users should never miss a call, as all calls will go to desktop and mobile phones simultaneously. In addition, One Communications subscribers are able to use a mobile phone to read e-mail and faxes or listen to desktop phone voicemail.’
One Communications launches with five packages, all of which are named after their target users – Boss, Executive, Staff, Secretary and Operator. The Boss package offers a business phone service, wireless internet at download speeds of between 4Mbps and 6Mbps, PC-controlled call management and call parking, which enables users to park a call from mobile phone to business telephone line without hanging up, and simultaneous ringing – enabling a user’s landline and mobile phone to ring at the same time. The offerings are priced at between HKD198 (USD25) and HKD388 per month.