Java could become the superstar of the small screen if Hong Kong Telecom has anything to do with it. The telecoms giant is going to use Java as the mission-critical programming language at the heart of its upcoming interactive-television network.
The company is the largest telecommunications provider in Asia and the ninth largest in the world, giving its decision to go with Java significant clout. It already has a fully digital network and plans to roll out a broad range of interactive services such as video-on-demand, home shopping, home banking and Internet access.
William Lo, managing director of the project, said: "We envisage tens of thousands of subscribers downloading gigabytes of data around the clock, using Java technology."
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