China fund BB video phones

This is an interesting step in the use of broadband connections.

The China External Trade Development Council (CETRA) is setting up free broadband video phone service between their offices local and oversea offices in an effort to minimise the affect of SARS on the flow of business with Taiwan.

Five CETRA office in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung will make their connections available to certified businesses at zero cost for one hour per day until the end of October. These offices will have the ability to connect to CETRA’s oversea offices in San Francisco, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Warsaw, Osaka, Dusseldorf and London.