Chunghwa Telecom expects profits from 4G to come ahead of schedule
Feb 25, 11:57
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan in late May 2014 and originally forecast that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) would turn positive after three years and net operating profits would begin after four years, but now expects positive EBITDA...
NCC to fine APT and TWM NT$300,000 for late reporting roaming cooperation
Feb 17, 12:36
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 16 decided to fine Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM) NT$300,000 (US$9,509) each because APT signed to cooperate on 4G roaming services with TWM on September 25, 2014 but filed a report with the NCC as late as December 17...
Chunghwa Telecom aims at Taiwan 4G market share of 40% in 2015
Feb 16, 20:50
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded a market share of 38.6% of total 4G subscribers in Taiwan at the end of 2014 and aims to increase the market share to 40% and expand its 4G network to cover 99% of Taiwan's population in 2015, the company said at a February 16 investors conference.
China Mobile reaches 100 million TD-LTE users, says report
Feb 16, 12:08
China Mobile attained 100 million TD-LTE subscribers as of the end of January 2015 and aims to increase the number to 250 million by the end of 2015 and sell 200 million TD-LTE-enabling smartphones and data communication devices in 2015, according to a media report.
FET to deal out 2014 dividend per share of NT$3.75
Feb 16, 10:05
Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) board of directors on February 13 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 (US$0.12) for 2014, 6.53% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.52.
China to release FDD-LTE licenses, says report
Feb 13, 15:42
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will soon release FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom), according to China-based tech.qq.com.
TWM aims at 3 million 4G users in 2015
Jan 30, 14:45
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has 1.1 million 4G subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, company president James Jeng said at a January 29 investors conference.
Taiwan 4Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.437Tbps, says TWNIC
Jan 26, 11:04
Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.437Tbps as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 1.05% on quarter and 18.40% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
China December mobile phone user base grows to 1.286 billion, says MIIT
Jan 23, 11:28
There were 1.286 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2014, growing 0.40% on month and 4.64% on year. 485.26 million (37.73%) were 3G users and 875.22 million (68.05%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's...
Taiwan market: CHT 2014 EPS NT$4.98
Jan 12, 14:35
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$2.34 billion (US$73.7 million) for December 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$4.98 for 2014.
Foxconn said to partner with Ericsson for 5G R&D
Newswatch - Dec 30, 22:30
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is preparing to invest NT$4 billion (US$126.16 million) and a team of 200 technicians for 5G communication technology development and is considering forming cooperation with the largest telecom carrier in Europe Ericsson, looking to join the...
Taiwan market: Fitel looking for bankruptcy trustee
Dec 30, 11:09
First International Telecom (Fitel), the only PHS mobile communication operator in Taiwan, has asked the government to help arrange for Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to become its bankruptcy trustee, according to company chairman Chang Min-yu.
China telecom carriers set aggressive 4G smartphone sales goals, says report
Dec 29, 14:19
China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom) have been setting up LTE FDD/TD-LTE 4G networks in China, and have set aside budgets of CNY16 billion (US$2.58 billion) and CNY6 billion respectively to subsidize contract-bundled purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according to...
Taiwan market: NCC to probe 4G cooperation row
Dec 26, 11:27
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), which started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan on December 24, has seen its competitors file a complaint with the country's regulators about its use of another telecom carrier's network.
China November mobile phone user base grows to 1.281 billion, says MIIT
Dec 23, 21:25
There were 1.281 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2014, a total that has grown by 0.34% on month and by 4.72% on year, with 481.03 million (37.55%) of them being 3G users and 869.73 million (67.89%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...
Digitimes Research: Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015
Dec 17, 15:47
Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...
Will Xiaomi get caught in the antitrust crossfire between China and Qualcomm?
Dec 5, 17:40
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is investigating Qualcomm's alleged monopolization of patents concerning smartphones through alleged unreasonable licensing terms dictated to China-based smartphone vendors and, according to China-based media reports, the investigation is focusing...
Taiwan market: Google launches Chromecast
Dec 5, 15:20
Google on December 4 launched Chromecast in the Taiwan market through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and KKBOX at a retail price of NT$1,390 (US$44.80), according to Google.
China has 1.277 billion mobile phone users in October, says MIIT
Nov 21, 11:01
There were 1.277 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of October 2014, growing 0.32% on month and 5.01% on year. Of the subscribers, 481.58 million (37.72%) were 3G users and 874.13 million (68.47%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry...
China Mobile expected to reach 70 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014
Nov 20, 21:20
China Mobile had 54.45 million TD-LTE subscribers at the end of October, surpassing its original goal of 50 million subscribers for the end of 2014, and based on the progress, is expected to attain 70 million subscribers at the end of 2014, according to industry sources.
Apogee Optocom to be listed on Taiwan OTC market
Nov 20, 14:49
Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) bourse in mid-December 2014, according to the company. Its initial price is estimated at NT$35-40 per share.