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Hongkong Post to use GPRS for collection, delivery

March 25, 2003

HONG KONG, Mar 25, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Hongkong Post and Hutchison Telecom Tuesday announced the implementation of Hong Kong-first Collection and Delivery Management System (CDMS) powered by Hutchison Telecom's GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network.

This system, which utilizes advanced GPRS network and personal digital assistants (PDA) equipped with barcode scanning function, facilitates resource allocation to raise Hongkong Post's overall operational efficiency.

Being the pioneer in the public sector in Hong Kong to develop a business application using the GPRS network, Hongkong Post is on schedule in conducting field test with a plan to implement the system in phases starting from May 2003.

The system is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2003.

Hutchison Telecom is currently the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong with a leadership position in 2.5G wireless data market.

Copyright 2003 XINHUA NEWS AGENCY.

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