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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.

China MIIT official calls for cross-strait cooperation in telecom

Jun 16, 15:38

Vice minister Liu Lihua for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), at an annual cross-Taiwan Strait telecommunication conference held in Taiwan on June 15, called for closer cooperation between China and Taiwan in developing telecom technology and telecom services.

LTE subscriber base to grow to 1.4 billion globally by year-end 2015, says ABI Research

Jun 12, 16:03

ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. ABI Research forecasts that the LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a five year CAGR of 20.8%. The rise in LTE points-of-presence...

Taiwan actively developing 5G mobile technology

Jun 12, 15:32

Taiwan-based IT vendors, networking/communication device makers, telecom carriers and the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have been jointly developing 5G mobile communication technology, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), which has been coordinating...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.28 per share for January-May

Jun 10, 21:26

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on June 10 reported net profit of NT$3.33 billion (US$108 million) for May 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$2.28 for January-May.

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate their products with special features, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch G.fast services in September

Jun 5, 10:17

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been testing G.fast, a DSL standard, and will launch G.fast broadband Internet-access services at a download speed of 300Mbps in September 2015, according to the company.

Commentary: Taiwan could lag China in developing Big Data businesses

Jun 4, 11:06

Taiwan could lag behind China in the development of Big Data related businesses as Taiwan makers are still focusing on hardware products such as servers and storage devices, while rivals in China have stepped up efforts to develop applications and ecosystems.

IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?

Jun 3, 11:53

In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...

PoE systems, which integrate Ethernet communications and the supply of power

China Telecom to procure PON devices in 2015

Jun 1, 21:27

China Telecom will procure 970,000 PON (passive optical network) OLT (optical line terminal) devices and 3.57 million PON terminal devices in 2015, according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom reaches 2.34 million 4G users in 1 year

May 29, 16:54

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) saw 4G subscribers increase to 2.34 million, accounting for 37.1-37.7% of the total in Taiwan, on May 28, the anniversary of it kicking off 4G operations, according to company president Shih Mu-piao.

Huawei Technologies cooperates with Qualcomm to finish LTE CAT 11 terminal testing

May 20, 11:52

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the completion of LTE CAT (category) 11 terminal testing through cooperation with Qualcomm, with a maximum download speed of 600Mbps using 3CC (3-carrier) CA (carrier aggregation) and 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) tech...

China April mobile phone user base at 1.293 billion, says MIIT

May 20, 11:50

There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2015, slipping 0.08% on month but growing 3.28% on year, and 466.30 million (36.06%) of them were 3G users, 177.96 million (13.76%) 4G users and 889.98 million (68.83%) mobile Internet-access users,...

Taiwan market: Ambit kicks off 4G operation

May 18, 11:09

Ambit Microsystems on May 15 started commercial operation of 4G mobile communication services, including VoLTE (voice over LTE), in the Taiwan market, according to the company.

China telecom carriers to invest CNY1.1 trillion in 2015-2017, says MIIT

May 18, 10:58

China Mobile, China United Network Communications and China Telecom will invest CNY1.1 trillion (US$177 billion) to expand fixed-line and mobile telecom infrastructure in China during 2015-2017, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: Vee TIME to stop WiMAX operations

May 13, 10:46

Taiwan-based WiMAX operator Vee TIME has decided to stop operations due to large cumulative operating losses, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Ambit to start 4G operation

May 12, 11:25

Taiwan-based Ambit Microsystems, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, has announced that it will kick off 4G telecom services on May 15.

Chunghwa Telecom EPS at NT$1.85 for January-April

May 12, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.91 billion (US$127 million) for April 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$1.85 for January-April.

Taiwan market: TWM aims at 3 million 4G users for end of 2015

May 4, 10:37

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has reached 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, the company said at an April 30 investors conference.

Chunghwa Telecom 1Q15 capital spending at NT$5.53 billion

May 4, 10:24

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set aside a capex budget of NT$30.7 billion (US$1 billion) for 2015 and spent NT$5.53 billion in the first quarter, according to the company at an April 30 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular aims at 500,000 4G users for end of 2015

Apr 29, 21:37

Taiwan Star Cellular aims to increase the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers from 200,000-250,000 currently to 500,000 at the end of 2015, according to company president Cliff Lai.

China market: China Telecom 1Q15 revenues, profit down

Apr 29, 11:24

China Telecom on April 28 released its first-quarter 2015 financial report, with revenues of CNY81.453 (US$13.06 billion) decreasing 2.1% on year and net profit dropping 9% to CNY5.046 billion.

Taiwan market: FET aims at 3 million 4G users by end of 2015

Apr 29, 11:20

Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) saw the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers increase from nearly one million at year-end 2014 to 1.5 million at the end of first-quarter 2015 and aims to increase the number further to three million by year-end 2015, according to the co...

Commentary: Nokia set to become a telecom equipment player

Apr 28, 14:05

Nokia's recent moves, including its announcement to buy France-based Alcatel-Lucent for EUR15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion) and to review an option for a potential divestment for its 'Here' mapping service, clearly indicate that the Finland-based company is shifting away from the handset business.

There will be 50 FDD-LTE/TD-LTE convergence networks in 2015, says Huawei

Apr 23, 15:11

Eighteen FDD-LTE/TD-LTE convergence networks have been set up worldwide and the number is expected to increase to 50 in 2015, according to China-based Huawei Technologies.

China March mobile phone user base reaches 1.294 billion, says MIIT

Apr 22, 15:11

There were 1.294 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2015, growing 0.35% on month and 3.65% on year, and 475.90 million (36.78%) of them were 3G users, 161.93 million (12.51%) were 4G users and 899.84 million (69.54%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

China Mobile 1Q15 profits fall on year for 7th time straight

Apr 21, 14:17

China Mobile has published its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, with profits of CNY23.83 billion (US$3.82 billion), decreasing 5.6% on year for the seventh consecutive time.

Taiwan 1Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.479Tbps, says TWNIC

Apr 20, 14:49

Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.479Tbps as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, increasing 2.91% on quarter and 12.76% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom reaches 2 million 4G users

Apr 14, 21:14

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 14 announced that 4G mobile communication subscriptions have reached two million, the highest among 4G operators in Taiwan.

NCC holds public hearing on 4G operator mergers

Apr 14, 15:39

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on April 13 held a public hearing regarding its supervision of 4G business operations arising from operators merging. Attendees included Taiwan's five 4G operators and Ambit Microsystems, the only 4G licensee to have not yet started operations, and...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.35 per share for January-March

Apr 13, 10:53

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 10 reported net profit of NT$3.14 billion (US$100 million) for March 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$1.35 for January-March.

Chunghwa Telecom reports revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:08

Chunghwa Telecom has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.059 billion (US$578.56 million) for March 2015, representing a 5.39% drop on month and 14.52% drop on year.

NCC approves Chunghwa Telecom Internet price cuts

Apr 7, 13:41

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved proposed 3.99-4.30% reductions in monthly leased-circuit fees by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) for its ADSL and fiber-optic (not including fiber to the home/building) broadband fixed-line Internet-access services. The lower pricing will be effective...

Taiwan market: Bidding for new 4G band units to be less intense, says TWM president

Mar 30, 14:08

Taiwan's National Communications Commission will offer 2,600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in September 2015.

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...

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