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Taiwan market: Nearly 1,500 4G base stations in operation at end of June, says NCC

Jul 23, 15:21

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) approved the establishment of 2,918 4G base stations, and 1,458 ones were in operation as of the end of June 2014.

China Mobile TD-LTE user base increases to nearly 14 million in June

Jul 23, 15:00

China Mobile saw its number of TD-LTE subscribers increase to 13.943 million at the end of June 2014, according to the company.

TWM, FET to swap 1800MHz band units for 4G

Jul 17, 15:46

Taiwan's National Communications Commission on July 16 consented to the exchange of two 1800MHz frequency bands between Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) to facilitate each other to start 4G mobile communication operations on the band units as early as the end of third-quarter...

Taiwan market: Taifo licensed to operate FTTH services in Taipei

Jul 17, 11:57

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a license to Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium (Taifo) for operating FTTH fixed-line broadband Internet-access and VoIP communication services around Taipei City.

China market: China Telecom starts dual-mode 4G trial operation

Jul 17, 11:07

China Telecom has kicked off TD-LTE/LTE FDD dual-mode 4G trial operation in 16 cities in China and plans to invest CNY13.2 billion (US$2.1 billion) in 4G infrastructure in 2014, according to China-based www.jinghua.cn.

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset suppliers are stretching their muscles for next-generation basebands that will enable speeds of up to 300Mbps, namely...

Samsung finishes LTE-A solution development for mobile processors, says report

Jul 15, 11:53

Samsung Electronics reportedly has finished developing an LTE-A modem chip solution, the Exynos Modem 300, and will integrate it into the company's quad-core processors to compete against Qualcomm, according to a Korean-language D-Daily report.

Digitimes Research: China Mobile excluded from FD-LTE pilot operation licenses

Jul 15, 11:39

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued two FD-LTE pilot operation licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom on June 27 for several cities in China. However, China Mobile, which is most aggressive about FD/TD-LTE dual-mode network technology was excluded, showing that the...

Foxconn inclined to support Asia Pacific Telecom 4G operations in place of Ambit, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 14:52

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is inclined to completely support Asia Pacific Telecom to start 4G commercial operations instead of having its wholly-owned subsidiary Ambit Microsystems, also a 4G licensee, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.69 per share for January-June

Jul 11, 10:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 10 reported net profit of NT$3.62 billion (US$121 million) for June 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$2.69 for January-June.

Digitimes Research: Global TD-LTE users to reach 70.4 million at end of 2014

Jul 7, 15:41

The total number of TD-LTE subscribers worldwide increased to 12.48 million at the end of the first quarter of 2014 and will increase to 70.4 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom aims at add 600,000 over 100Mbps Internet-access users in 2014

Jul 4, 14:51

Chunghwa Telecom has continued to upgrade its broadband Internet-access services in the Taiwan market and aims to add 600,000 over 100Mbps download speed subscribers in 2014, with 35% to be on FTTH, according to the company.

Taiwan market: 4G user base may reach 1-1.5 million at end of 2014, say Taiwan vendors

Jul 1, 21:33

With Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) having started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan, the total number of 4G subscribers is expected to keep increasing along with continued expansion of 4G networks and possible price wars. The market stands a chance...

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular in strategic alliance with LG U+

Jun 25, 12:12

Taiwan Star Cellular, a 4G mobile communication licensee in Taiwan, has announced it has formed strategic alliance with South Korea-based telecom carrier LG U+ to leverage the latter's experience in the 4G market.

CHT 2014 profit target deemed conservative

Jun 25, 10:51

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) chairman Rick Tsai, in response to shareholders' question that the company's 2014 target net EPS of NT$4.62 (US$0.154) is too conservative compared to NT$5.12 recorded for 2013, indicated that it will make efforts to increase revenues and decrease operating expenses to beat the...

China May mobile phone user base reaches 1.256 billion, says MIIT

Jun 24, 16:00

There were 1.256 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China at the end of May 2014, growing 0.36% on month and 7.82% on year, and 464.07 million (36.94%) were 3G users, and 857.37 million (68.24%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

Digitimes Research: LTE broadcast to become a new area for growth in the long term

Jun 24, 15:29

In mature telecom markets, most carriers have faced saturation in customer bases and slow revenues growths in the past five years. The top-4 carriers in the US, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, together only achieved total revenues growth of US$24.4 billion from 2008-2012 with a CAGR of 2.28%,...

China telecom carriers see mixed results in subscriber growths, say reports

Jun 24, 15:09

China's telecom carriers have announced their subscriber growths for May, with the number of 3G and 4G subscribers growing continuously, and the number of 2G subscribers declining, according to Chinese-language reports from Tencent and Sina.com.

China May mobile phone user base grows to 1.256 billion, says MIIT

Jun 23, 10:26

There were 1.256 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2014, growing 0.36% on month and 7.82% on year. 464.07 million (36.94%) were 3G users and 857.37 million (68.24%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

TWM to start 1800MHz 4G operation by end of October

Jun 13, 15:28

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) began 4G commercial operation on a 700MHz frequency band unit in early June and its service on a 1800MHz band unit will start by end-of-October 2014, according to company chairman Richard Tsai.

FET aims at 6% revenue proportion for value-added services in 3 years

Jun 12, 12:25

Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) aims to increase the proportion of revenues from mobile value-added services, mainly content and e-commerce, to 6% and its share of the local enterprise-use mobile communication services market from 15% currently to 20% in three years, according to...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.22 per share for January-May

Jun 11, 12:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.39 billion (US$112 million) for May 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$2.22 for January-May.

China market: China Mobile launches first own-brand 4G smartphone M811

Jun 10, 11:55

China Mobile has launched M811, its first own-brand 4G smartphone, for sale in the China market at a contract-free retail price of CNY999 (US$160), according to China-based tech.qq.com.

Taiwan market: TWM kicks off 4G operations

Jun 5, 16:03

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) began 4G commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band on June 4 and aims at 500,000 subscribers, for a market share of 35-40% at the end of 2014, according to the company.

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells to backhaul microwave/milliwave small cells, as well as routers and switches in the aggregation network. However,...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Taiwan market: FET starts 4G operations

Jun 4, 12:16

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on June 3 kicked off 4G commercial operations in Taiwan.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom kicks off 4G operations

May 29, 21:00

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on May 29 announced the beginning of its 4G commercial operations, becoming the first LTE telecom carrier in Taiwan.

Ambit to subscribe to new shares of Asia Pacific Telecom

Stockwatch - May 26, 21:53

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on May 26 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Ambit Microsystems, one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees, signed a letter of intent with Asia Pacific Telecom, also a 4G licensee, for subscription of 582.888 million...

China April mobile phone user base grows to 1.252 billion, says MIIT

May 26, 10:27

There were 1.252 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2014, growing 0.28% on month and 8.38% on year. 454.20 million (36.28%) 3G users and 848.05 million (67.74%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

Global LTE user base to exceed 205 million in 2Q14, says MIC

May 26, 10:17

There will be 238 LTE mobile communication operators in 101 countries with 205.267 million subscribers in total in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry.

Taiwan market: TWM to launch own-brand 3G, 4G smartphones, 4G tablet

May 23, 11:49

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on May 22 unveiled two own-brand 4G smartphones, the Amazing X1 and Amazing X2, an own-brand 3G smartphone, the Amazing A8, and an own-brand 4G-supporting tablet, the Amazing P6, for launch in June 2014, according to the company.

TWM own-brand smartphones

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers may offer substantial subsidies for 4G smartphones

May 21, 10:49

Anticipating intense competition in 4G mobile communication market in Taiwan, telecom carriers are likely to offer handsome subsidies for purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according to president Paul Lin for Taiwan-based handset and consumer electronics retail chain Senao International.

Digitimes Research: LTE users to reach 335 million in 2014

May 20, 11:55

Japan- and Korea-based operators have been aggressively promoting their LTE services. Their counterparts In Latin America and Europed have also been accelerating the process towards commercialization for LTE. The number of LTE users worldwide surpassed 200 million in 2013, up 130 million from 2012...

Huawei and ZTE top fiber-optic CPE market, says ABI Research

May 16, 16:11

Worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) shipments surpassed 146 million in 2013. Broadband subscriber net additions as well as existing customers upgrading to higher quality services will continue to drive the shipment of broadband CPE devices, according to ABI Research, which also said...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom aims to add 80,000 MOD users during World Cup

May 16, 11:42

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has obtained rights to broadcast 64 matches from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil to take place during June 12-July 13 and aims to attract 80,000 new MOD (multimedia on demand) subscribers and bring in advertising revenues of NT$30 million (US$993,000), according to CHT.

China Telecom 2014 fixed-line Internet-access equipment procurement down 47.5% on year

May 15, 16:06

China Telecom will procure 6.37 million fixed-line broadband Internet-access devices in 2014, decreasing 47.5% on year mainly because the company has allocated a large portion of its 2014 capex budget to setting up its initial TD-LTE network, according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.78 per share for January-April

May 13, 11:39

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.59 billion (US$119 million) for April 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$1.78 for January-April.

Asia Pacific Telecom to issue new shares for private placement

May 12, 12:20

Asia Pacific Telecom, the only CDMA 2000 mobile telecom carrier and one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will issue 826.4 million new shares for private placement to increase its paid-in capital by 25% from NT$33.056 billion (US$1.09 billion) currently to NT$42.320 billion, according...

Global Wi-Fi hotspots will grow to 7.1 million in 2015 as a method to offload traffic, says ABI Research

May 9, 11:27

Worldwide Wi-Fi deployments reached a total of 4.2 million hotspots in 2013, and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 15% between 2013-2018, to exceed 10.5 million. Among the global Wi-Fi hotspots, 68.6% of Wi-Fi is in Asia-Pacific, followed by 12.3% in Latin America, 9% in Europe, 8.7% in North America,...

Bridge M2M alliance forms to aid multinational deployment in Asia, said IHS

May 8, 15:05

With cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in Asia expected to more than triple in the coming years, local wireless operators have banded together in a group dedicated to facilitating M2M deployments in the region.

China mobile telecom carriers considering infrastructure joint venture, says reports

May 5, 14:13

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, three main mobile telecom carriers in China, have been evaluating the feasibility of establishing an infrastructure joint venture specifically for setting up base stations and related facilities, according to China-based tech.caijing.com.cn.

Ambit Microsystems procures 4G equipment from NSN

May 2, 12:04

Ambit Microsystems, one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has procured 4G base station equipment worth US$178 million from Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom aims at 40% share in Taiwan 4G market in 2014

May 2, 12:00

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) aims at a market share of 40% in the Taiwan 4G market by the end of 2014, company chairman Rick Tsai has disclosed.

TWM to start 4G operations in July, says president

Apr 30, 10:44

Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the six next-generation (4G) licensees in Taiwan, will kick off commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency bend in July 2014, company president James Jeng said at an April 29 investors conference.

China March mobile phone user base up to 1.248 billion, says MIIT

Apr 30, 10:36

There were 1.248 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2014, growing 0.7% on month and 8.96% on year. 445.02 million (35.65%) were 3G users and 851.12 million (68.18%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

Taiwan Star Cellular to acquire Vibo Telecom via stock swap

Apr 28, 10:30

Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six next-generation (4G) licensees in Taiwan, will hold a 100% stake in Vibo Telecom, a 3G mobile telecom carrier in Taiwan, through a stock swap of one Taiwan Star Cellular share for 3.05 Vibo shares, with the procedure to be finished by June 15, 2014, according to...

FET sees 1Q14 revenue proportion for non-voice services rise to 42.9%

Apr 28, 10:27

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, saw the non-voice-services proportion of its first-quarter 2014 total mobile communication revenues of NT$15.432 billion (US$509 million) increase to 42.9%, company president Yvonne Li announced at an...

Taiwan market: Ambit 4G infrastructure plan raises security concern over Huawei equipment

Apr 24, 11:38

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has not yet approved the infrastructure construction plan proposed by Ambit Microsystems, one of the country's six 4G mobile communication licensees, because the firm's plan to adopt base station equipment produced by China-based Huawei Technologies...

Taiwan market: 80% of FET subscribers willing to shift to 4G services

Apr 23, 15:12

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G licensees in Taiwan, has surveyed its 2G/3G subscribers, with the results showing that 80% are willing to shift to 4G subscriptions, according to FET.

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