Taiwan market: Four operators to begin selling HTC WiMAX smartphones
Irene Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 24 May 2012]
Taiwan-based WiMAX operators Vee TIME, Global Mobile, Vmax Telecom and Tatung InfoComm will begin contract-bundled sale of the WiMAX/WCDMA dual-mode HTC EVO Design smartphone in the Taiwan market in June 2012, according to Vee.
The four operators are expected to procure 100,000 units of HTC EVO Design, according to industry sources in Taiwan. It is not difficult to sell 500,000 WiMAX-enabled handsets in the Taiwan market, Vee pointed out.
Vee has acquired a majority stake in Vmax and Tatung InfoComm each, and expects the total number of the three operators' WiMAX subscribers to increase from about 50,000 currently to 100,000 at the end of 2012, Vee indicated. Global Mobile aim to hike the number of its subscribers from 120,000 currently to 250,000 at the end of this year, the company noted.