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Taiwan market: CHT signs smart city deals with 15 local governments

Mar 24, 15:19

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been promoting smart city solutions as a focus of its development of ICT (information and communication technology) applications and services and has signed MoUs with 15 local governments in Taiwan to boost smart city business, according to the company.

China Mobile to cut 2015 capex

Mar 20, 15:33

China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY199.7 billion (US$31.9 billion) for 2015, decreasing 6.46% from its actual expenditures in 2014, according to the company.

China February mobile phone user base reaches 1.289 billion, says MIIT

Mar 19, 11:47

There were 1.289 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2015, slipping by 0.08% on month but growing by 4.01% on year, and 485.51 million (37.65%) of them were 3G users and 883.40 million (68.51%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...

National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company

Mar 13, 15:59

National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom expects 4G user base to reach 2 million at beginning of 2Q15

Mar 13, 10:43

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) had 1.33 million 4G subscribers at the end of 2014 and expects the number to increase to two million at the beginning of the second quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Development of Wi-Fi Only Phone service gaining momentum

Mar 12, 14:49

The launch of Google's Nova project and Cablevision's Freewheel services will help push the deployment of Cable Wi-Fi as well as the implementation of Wi-Fi Only Phone and Wi-Fi First telecom services, according to Digitimes Research.

Automation equipment supplier Aurora sees 5% on-year growth in February revenues

Mar 12, 13:43

Taiwan-based office automation machines and furniture distributor Aurora has announced consolidated revenues of NT$779 million (US$24.59 million) for February, down 21% on month, but up 4.8% on year.

Chunghwa Telecom reports profit for February

Mar 11, 11:30

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.74 billion (US$119 million) for February 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$0.94 for January-February.

China Mobile applies for FDD LTE license

Mar 10, 14:35

China Mobile has applied for an FDD LTE license with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), according to company chairman Xi Guahua.

Taiwan market: FET to procure 2.8 million mobile devices in 2015, says report

Mar 10, 11:02

Taiwan-based telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will procure 2.35 million handsets and 350,000-450,000 tablets and smartwatches or wrist bands in 2015, ompany chief sales & marketing officer Maxwell Cheng reportedly has indicated.

MWC: Acer Octon promotes SDN-based business communication solutions

Mar 6, 10:59

Acer Octon, a joint venture between Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, demonstrated its new cloud-based PBX business-use communication solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Acer Octon president James Sha

MWC 2015: Chipset vendors, equipment suppliers gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U devices

Mar 5, 14:06

Chipset solution vendors and telecom equipment providers, including Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung Electronics, Nokia and Huawei, are gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U (LTE unlicensed spectrum) solutions and technology, with a number of LTE-U-enabled devices likely to enter commercial production in...

Taiwan market: 3G avergae download speed reaches 6.27Mbps, says NCC

Mar 5, 12:04

Taiwan's 3G mobile access to the Internet reaches an average download speed of 6.27Mbps and upload speed of 1.08Mbps, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan to release more 4G frequency bands in 3Q15

Mar 2, 14:14

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 25 announced plans to release a total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating 4G mobile communication services through open bid in the third quarter of 2015. This is the second bid held in Taiwan following the first in October 2013.

China releases FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom, China Unicom

Mar 2, 10:50

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on February 27 announced the release of FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China Unicom.

Chunghwa Telecom sets up OTT task force

Mar 2, 10:46

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set up a task force of about 20 members to specifically promote OTT (over the top) video and services to consumers and enterprises, according to company chairman Rick Tsai.

China January mobile phone user base grows to 1.290 billion, says MIIT

Mar 2, 10:43

There were 1.29 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2015, growing 0.34% on month and 4.47% on year, and 485.05 million (37.59%) of them were 3G users, 117.87 million (9.13%) were 4G users and 880.14 million (68.20%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

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.

Taiwan market: Fixed-line Internet-access speeds in 2014 same as advertised levels, says NCC

Feb 13, 15:10

Fixed-line broadband Internet-access speeds in Taiwan in 2014 were found to generally meet levels advertised by operators, with average download speeds reaching 93.3-110.3% of claimed levels and average upload speeds reaching 88.4-115.2%, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$0.46 per share for January

Feb 11, 12:02

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.57 billion (US$113 million) for January 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$0.46.

Taiwan market: NCC to release 2600MHz band units for 4G in 3Q15

Feb 10, 15:54

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will release 2600MHz frequency band units for operating 4G mobile communication services through open-bid competition in the third quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: CHT may start 4G Small Cell deployment in 2015

Feb 6, 10:51

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is likely to begin to deploy 4G Small Cells in a small volume in Taiwan in 2015, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Vee TIME, Vmax Telecom approved for upgrade from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1

Feb 5, 16:40

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved applications for upgrading WiMAX technology from version 1.0 to version 2.1 by Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in southern Taiwan, and Vmax Telecom in northern Taiwan, according to NCC.

Taiwan to release 190MHz frequency band in 2015, plans to release 150MHz in 2016-2017

Feb 4, 15:32

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will release frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating wireless communications in 2015 and plans to open and further 150MHz in 2016-2017.

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...

Taiwan market: CHT, Acer to jointly offer business-use communication solutions

Jan 23, 14:20

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Acer have signed a MoU for cooperation to offer integrated communication solutions, with enterprises and government organizations in Taiwan to be target customers and initial products to be available in the first half of 2015, according to CHT.

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: APT 2014 pre-tax loss reaches NT$10 billion

Jan 21, 12:04

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), a CDMA 2000 and a 4G operator in Taiwan, suffered pre-tax losses of NT$10.207 billion (US$332 million) in 2014, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: China Mobile may start deployment of TD-LTE Nanocell devices in 2H15

Jan 19, 15:10

In order to meet fast growing demand for TD-LTE, China Mobile is likely to kick off commercial deployment of Nanocell networks in the second half of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Digitimes Research: Finland-based Ukko Mobile runs world's first LTE network on 450MHz band

Jan 8, 07:46

Finland-based mobile communication operator Ukko Mobile (Ukkoverkot in full name) has scored points in operation of the world's first LTE (4G) network on a low frequency band of 450MHz, providing valuable reference for mobile telecom carriers considering the adoption of Super Wi-Fi which is a technology...

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.

Digitimes Research: China Mobile to have 80 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014

Dec 29, 15:13

China Mobile had the number of its TD-LTE subscribers growing to 54.45 million as of the end of October 2014 and is expected to see the number reach 80 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: PHS operator Fitel goes bankrupt

Dec 29, 14:34

First International Telecom (Fitel), the only PHS low-power mobile communication operator in Taiwan, has declared bankruptcy.

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.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom kicks off 4G commercial operation

Dec 25, 11:36

Asia Pacific Telecom began commercial operation of 4G mobile communication services on December 24 and aims to have its 4G subscribers accounting for 15-20% of all 4G subscribers in Taiwan in 2015, according to the company.

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...

NFV solution market to emerge in 2015: Q&A with Aruba CEO Dominic Orr

Dec 23, 14:14

The development of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions will become mature in 2015 and will result in tremendous business opportunities, Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, said during a recent interview with Digitimes.

Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks

China Mobile aims at 250 million TD-LTE users by end of 2015, says chairman

Dec 22, 14:42

China Mobile expects the number of its TD-LTE subscribers to reach 80 million by the end of 2014, far exceeding the original target of 50 million, and th enumber will reach 250 million by the end of 2015, according to company chairman Xi Guohua.

Taiwan market: FET expects 4G users to exceed 1 million by year end, says president

Dec 19, 11:23

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), based on applications for using 4G mobile communication services, is confident of attaining more than one million 4G subscribers by the end of 2014, according to company president Yvonne Li.

Taiwan market: Global Mobile allowed to upgrade to WiMAX 2.1

Dec 18, 15:37

Taiwan's National Communication Commission (NCC) has approved WiMAX operator Global Mobile's application to upgrade wireless communication technology from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1.

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