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Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch 1Gbps/600Mbps Internet-access services

Oct 8, 15:29

The National Communications Commission (NCC) on October 7 approved the pricing for 1Gbps/600Mbps and 500Mbps/250Mbps fixed-line broadband Internet-access services proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with the services to be launched in the Taiwan market soon, according to NCC.

NCC cancels approval of Global Mobile changes in infrastructure construction

Oct 5, 15:20

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on October 4 announced the cancellation of its approval of changes in infrastructure construction requested by WiMAX operator Global Mobile.

4G smartphone market takes off as telecoms drive mobile broadband development, says TrendForce

Oct 5, 11:43

There has been an explosive growth in the number of 4G network users worldwide in 2015. According to TrendForce, sales of global 4G-enabled smartphones will reach 450 million units worldwide in 2015. The convenience and seamless connection of the mobile network encourages consumer usage, while the...

Digitimes Research: China boosting economic transformation via developing IoT, big data, cloud

Sep 30, 15:40

In March 2015, China's Premier Li Keqiang announced the Internet of Things (IoT) plus concept, looking to accelerate industry transformation and will treat the concept as a new core of the country's economic development. Digitimes Research has found that China's strategy to raise its GDP growth by...

China August mobile phone users reach 1.296 billion, says MIIT

Sep 30, 11:50

There were 1.296 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of August 2015, growing 0.12% on month and 2.30% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: 8.66 million 4G users in August, says NCC

Sep 30, 11:39

The total number of 4G mobile communication subscribers in the Taiwan market increased by 730,000 to 8.664 million in August, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: NCC to auction 2,600MHz spectrum in 4Q15

Sep 25, 15:48

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has delayed the auction of the 2,600MHz spectrum from the third quarter to the fourth. The bidding will be conducted online.

China Unicom focuses on 4G mobile network deployment, says report

Sep 25, 11:44

China Unicom will temporarily stop expansion of 3G networks and concentrate investment on expanding 4G ones, according to China-based

Foxconn to focus on small cell, RRH, Cloud RAN applications for 5G industry

Sep 24, 16:03

Commenting on Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) current plans for the 5G industry during the 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum, Foxconn vice president Lu Fang-ming said that Foxconn will mainly focus on small cell, remote radio head (RRH) module and...

Taiwan poised to develop 5G technology

Sep 23, 15:38

The Taiwan government has set aside a two-year budget of US$50 million specifically to boost Taiwan's participation in international specification of 5G technology standards.

Taiwan market: Alcatel-Lucent, CHT to jointly to deploy network

Sep 15, 11:18

Alcatel-Lucent on September 14 announced a partnership with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to establish a fixed-line broadband Internet-access network based on integration of GPON (gigabit passive optical network) with technology in Taiwan, the first commercial deployment around the world.

Cathay Real Estate, Cathay Life Insurance subscribe for new shares of Taiwan Star Cellular

Sep 14, 20:56

Cathay Real Estate and Cathay Life Insurance, two members of the Cathay Group, on September 14 announced the subscription of 65 million new shares issued by 4G operator Taiwan Star Cellular at NT$650 million (US$19.9 million) and 20 million priced at NT$200 million respectively.

Chunghwa Telecom procures 3G network equipment from Nokia

Stockwatch - Sep 14, 13:57

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has procured 3G base stations and network devices worth NT$834 million (US$25.5 million) in total from Nokia Solutions and Networks, according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.81 per share for January-August

Sep 11, 11:06

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on September 10 reported net profit of NT$3.91 billion (US$120 million) for August 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$3.81 for January-August.

Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group

Newswatch - Sep 3, 10:08

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to expand its cooperation with Korea's SK Group to include semiconductors, telecom services and energy, in addition to current cooperation focusing on IT services and ODM handset production, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: CHT partners with Microsoft to provide cloud computing services

Aug 27, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with Microsoft for cooperation on Cloud Solution Provider and Cloud OS Network, with CHT responsible for providing Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing services on a rental basis for CHT's enterprise and government subscribers.

China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.295 billion, says MIIT

Aug 26, 11:39

There were 1.295 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of July 2015, growing 0.13% sequentially and 2.47% on year, and 444.08 million (34.30%) of them were 3G users, 250.52 million (19.35%) 4G users and 937.43 million (72.41%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...

Alibaba, Qihoo 360 set to enter China smartphone market

Aug 24, 21:57

More China-based Internet service providers are looking to enter the local smartphone market later in the second half of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's IC design houses.

China Mobile, China Telecom post mixed 1H15 revenues

Aug 21, 15:40

China Mobile on August 20 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, with consolidated revenues reaching CNY340.727 billion (US$54.77 billion) up 4.94%, while China Telecom posted revenues of CNY164.953 billion, decreasing 0.6%, according to the companies.

China Unicom, China Telecom setting up FDD LTE networks, say reports

Aug 21, 11:05

China Unicom and China Telecom have been actively establishing FDD LTE networks in China since they obtained FDD LTE licenses in late February 2015, and aim to complete installing 500,000 and 460,000 base stations, respectively, by the end of 2015, according to China-based media reports.

India mobile services market to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Aug 20, 21:40

Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015, an increase of 5% from 837 million connections in 2014, according to Gartner. Spending on mobile services will grow 4% to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular opens online store

Aug 20, 21:23

Taiwan Star Cellular, a 4G mobile telecom carrier in Taiwan, on August 20 announced the opening of its online store as an auxiliary retail channel to its retail chains.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom reaches 400,000 4G users

Aug 20, 11:07

Asia Pacific Telecom has 400,000 subscribers of 4G mobile communication services, aiming to reach 700,000-800,000 by year-end 2015, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.

Taiwan to boost smart city application services

Aug 20, 10:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed with four 4G mobile telecom carriers to subsidize their developments of 4G-based smart city application services.

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies for their carrier aggregation (CA) solutions for the 4G network, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan plans to release white space frequency bands

Aug 17, 13:43

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) plans to release white space frequency bands which will be available for use via application rather than open-bids as early as in 2017, according to NCC.

ITU grants China Telecom Big Data standard

Aug 11, 15:33

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved Requirements and Capabilities for Cloud Computing-based Big Data, a Big Data standard proposed by China Telecom and coded the standard Recommendation ITU-T (ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Sector) Y.3600, according to China Telecom...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.31 per share for January-July

Aug 11, 11:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$4.09 billion (US$130 million) for July 2015, resulting in net EPS of NT$3.31 for January-July.

Taiwan opens 4G+ experimental network

Aug 7, 15:51

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on August 6 started trails of a 4G+ (4G, 4.5G, 5G) experimental network for Taiwan-based makers to test interoperability between their smartphones, smartphone-use IC solutions, mobile terminal devices, Small Cell and Wi-Fi devices, as well as to enable mobile...

SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August

Aug 7, 14:30

The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well as Digital China, Inspur, China Mobile, China Telecom and the Jiangsu Posts and Telecommunications Planning and Design...

FET arranges stake investment in CNS via buying corporate bonds

Jul 31, 15:42

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on July 30 announced it will subscribe to 7-year unsecured corporate bonds at a fixed annual interest of 3% worth up to NT$17.12 billion (US$546 million), paving the way to acquiring a major stake in China Networks Systems (CNS), the largest cable TV MSO in the...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sees 4G user base increase to 2.9 million

Jul 30, 21:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) saw the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers increase to 2.9 million at the end of July and has offered several sales promotions in a bid to target 4.2 million for the end of 2015, the company said at a July 30 investors conference.

Taiwan market: TWM, FET maintain monthly price of NT$998 for unlimited 4G use

Jul 30, 11:41

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on July 29 announced the continuation of a monthly charge rate of NT$998 (US$31.8) for unlimited 4G mobile access to the Internet, and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) followed suit immediately.

FET takes legal action against TWM over 4G frequency dispute

Jul 28, 15:08

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has filed with the Taipei District Court a request for provisional measures prohibiting fellow company Taiwan Mobile (TWM) from using a portion of it C1 frequency band to operate 4G mobile communication services, until TWM returns...

China June mobile phone user base up sequentially, says MIIT

Jul 24, 14:20

There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of June 2015, growing 0.05% on month and 2.58% on year, and 448.45 million (34.68%) were 3G users, 225.47 million (17.44%) were 4G users and 905.15 million (70.01%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

Gartner expects 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015

Jul 23, 15:37

Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59% from 2014, according to Gartner. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million TB. Gartner analysts advise communication service providers...

Taiwan to release 2.5-2.6GHz band units for 4G operation in 4Q15

Jul 23, 15:29

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on July 22 announced the release of 2.5-2.6GHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz to six 4G licensees through open-bid competition in the fourth quarter of 2015, with total floor price set at NT$14.4 billion (US$465 million).

China switch sales post first-ever decline in 1Q15, enterprise WLAN sales jump, says IDC

Jul 22, 16:00

China is now the world's second largest economy, and China-based network equipment makers are seizing the opportunity brought by the huge domestic market to close the gap with their foreign rivals. Domestic makers accounted for 52.3% of the network equipment market in the first quarter of 2015, and...

Huawei Technologies revenues up 30% on year in 1H15

Jul 21, 11:53

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenues of CNY175.9 billion (US$28.16 billion) for the first half of 2015, increasing 30% from a year earlier.

Taiwan 2Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.561Tbps, says TWNIC

Jul 20, 10:10

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.561Tbps as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.55% on quarter and 10.43% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taisys showcasing smart thin-film SIM, slimduet application at MWC Shanghai

Jul 16, 10:29

Taisys Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of solutions for vertically integrating telecom and mobile banking services, is exhibiting in-house-developed smart thin-film SIM technology and slimduet application for over-the-air downloading mobile phone numbers at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai...

Huawei Technologies, ZTE invest in 5G R&D

Jul 14, 10:47

China-based telecom equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE, in an attempt to lead in international development of 5G mobile communication technology and application, will invest US$600 million and EUR300 million (US$336 million) respectively in 5G R&D, according to the companies.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom offers discounted inter-network voice call pricing for 4G users

Jul 13, 21:23

Asia Pacific Telecom on July 13 started offering new pricing for its 4G mobile communication subscribers, with free voice communication to other mobile communication networks (inter-network) for the initial three, four and five minutes per call for monthly charge rates of NT$399 (US$12.9), NT$699 and...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.78 per share for January-June

Jul 13, 10:50

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.89 billion (US$125 million) for June 2015, with net EPS of NT$2.78 for January-June.

Taiwan market: NCC allows Global Mobile to set up TD-LTE small cells

Jul 9, 15:58

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved modification of infrastructure construction proposed by WiMAX operator Global Mobile, allowing the company to deploy TD-LTE small cells in lieu of base stations, according to NCC.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to deploy 2,600 4G base stations

Jul 8, 11:57

Asia Pacific Telecom will complete deployment of 2,600 4G base stations around Taiwan at the end of August or the beginning of September and aims to increase the number of 4G mobile communication subscribers from 300,000 at present to 700,000-800,000 by the end of 2015, according to company chairman...

Asia Pacific Telecom chairman Lu Fang-ming

Inspection firm Sporton reports record revenues for 2Q15

Jul 7, 15:40

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a quarterly high of NT$820 million (US$26.5 million).

Taiwan market: CHT hikes 4G user targets, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 29, 11:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has upward adjusted the target number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers in the Taiwan market for the end of 2015 from four million to 4.2 million, Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN) has cited company president Shih Mu-piao as saying...

China mobile phone user base drops slightly on month in May, says MIIT

Jun 29, 10:44

There were 1.292 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2015, slipping 0.05% on month but growing 2.86% on year, and 455.84 million (35.27%) of them were 3G users, 200.77 million (15.54%) 4G ones and 896.94 million (69.40%) had mobile Internet access, according...

Taiwan market: FET to offer smart home services in 2H15

Jun 22, 14:29

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will provide smart home services based on its mobile communications networks through cooperation with other members of the Far Eastern Group in the second half of 2015, according to company chairman and the business group's president Douglas Hsu.

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