Chunghwa Telecom breaks ground for data center in northern Taiwan
Jun 17, 16:18
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on June 17 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a flagship Internet and cloud computing data center located in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2014 and operation to begin in 2015, according to the company.
Taiwan market: FET aims to be first to start 4G operations
Jun 14, 11:32
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, also aims to be the first to begin commercial operations of 4G mobile communication, company president Yvonne Li said at its 2013 shareholders meeting on June 13. The Taiwan government is currently holding...
Strong reaction from China, EU members over solar trade row
May 28, 11:13
Europe may levy anti-dumping tariffs on China-made solar products. This will increase the prices of China-made solar products in Europe. To retaliate, China will likely impose tariffs on Europe-based polysilicon through its on-going anti-dumping investigation into US-, South Korea-, and Europe-based...
Commentary: EU telecom equipment probe against China is unnecessary
May 28, 10:28
The telecom industry believes that by the end of 2013, China will likely issue 4G licenses to telecom carriers, and hence many equipment firms have been eager to gain share of the market. However, Europe recently announced plans to begin anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based...
China April mobile phone user base grows to 1.155 billion, says MIIT
May 27, 15:03
There were 1.155 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2013, growing 0.79% on month and 2.14% on year. 288.74 million (25%) were 3G users and 807.65 million (69.92%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...
Vee TIME interested in 1800MHz 4G license
May 27, 11:00
The Taiwan government plans to offer 700MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communication licenses, and Vee TIME, currently a WiMAX operator in Taiwan, plans to bid for units of the 1800HMz band, according to the company.
Taiwan NCC sets floor pricing for 4G licenses
May 16, 14:15
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on May 15 announced floor prices for acquiring frequency band units to operate next-generation (4G) mobile broadband communications services through open-bid competition, with a total floor price of NT$35.9 billion (US$1.2 billion) for 12 units with...
Taifo starts establishing fiber-optic network in Taipei
May 9, 14:09
The Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium (Taifo), a joint venture established in 2012 specifically for setting up a fiber-optic communications network around Taipei City, on May 8 began construction, according to Taifo.
FET to tap international business through partnership with Vodafone
May 3, 15:21
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on May 2 announced a partnership with Vodafone Group, in a bid to gain business opportunities from enterprises operating in the Asia Pacific region through Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone's business...
TWM to deal record cash dividend for 2012
May 2, 11:10
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.50 (US$0.19) for 2012 operation, the highest ever for the company, according to the carrier.
China Telecom sees sequential growth in 1Q13
Apr 29, 14:33
China Telecom, the only CDMA 2000 mobile and a fixed-line telecom carrier in China, posted consolidated revenues of CNY77.818 billion (US$12.5 billion) for the first quarter of 2013, growing 14.6% on year, according to the company.
FET to deal out 2012 dividend in excess of net EPS
Apr 29, 11:22
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.118) for 2012, 7.69% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.25 and historically the highest level, according to the company.
Taiwan 1Q13 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 910Gbps, says TWNIC
Apr 24, 10:25
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 17 countries/areas (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 910.364Gbps as of the end of first-quarter 2013, increasing 15.99% sequentially and 47.36% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)...
China March mobile phone user base growing to 1.146 billion, says MIIT
Apr 24, 10:20
There were 1.146 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2013, growing 1.24% sequentially and 12.46% on year, and 277.27 million (24.20%) of them were 3G users and 817.39 million (71.34%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry of Industry...
China Mobile sets 2013 capex of CNY41.7 billion for TD-LTE
Apr 22, 16:09
China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY41.7 billion (US$6.7 billion) for procurement of about 200,000 TD-LTE base stations and related equipment in 2013 to deploy its TD-LTE networks in China, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
FET inks cooperation framework agreement with China Mobile
Apr 19, 14:15
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on April 18 signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, to enhance existing cooperation, according to FET.
Taiwan market: TWM Broadband, kbro cut Internet-access prices
Apr 18, 15:22
TWM Broadband and kbro, two MSOs (multi-system operators of cable TV) in Taiwan, on April 17 lowered charges for their cable-modem Internet-access services to follow Chunghwa Telecom's reduction in pricing for its FTTx services recently, with new prices to take effect on April 18, according to the...
Browave lands orders from Cisco
Apr 17, 14:46
Browave, a Taiwan-based ODM/OEM of active and passive devices, modules and sub-systems used in fiber-optic communications, has obtained orders for active optical network cables from Cisco Systems and will begin shipments in the second half of 2013, company president Dirac Liao said at an April 16 investors...
Gaming consoles lead global connected TV usage, says DisplaySearch
Apr 16, 14:55
With growing interest in streaming content, online gaming, and apps on TVs, households are increasingly finding ways to connect their TVs to the Internet. In several developed countries, game consoles have become the most popular way to make that connection, according to research firm DisplaySearch.
Taiwan market: NCC gives CHT green light to ADSL, FTTx price cuts
Apr 11, 13:57
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on April 10 approved the reduction in pricing for ADSL and FTTx broadband Internet-access services proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with CHT's 1.72 million ADSL subscribers and 2.68 million FTTx subscribers expected to benefit from the cuts, according...
Huawei ambitious in developing Beyond LTE
Apr 3, 11:02
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been developing Beyond LTE - 3GPP (third Generation Partnership Project) Release 12 specifications - and aims to hike peak data transfer rate of LTE base stations to 1Gbps and the corresponding edge rate to 5Mbps, according to industry sou...
Taiwan market: CHT offers HTC Desire P
Apr 2, 10:26
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and HTC on April 1 jointly unveiled the HTC Desire P smartphone for the carrier's exclusive contract-bundled sale in the Taiwan market.
Synnex Technology becomes sales agent for China Unicom
Apr 1, 11:54
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has obtained a sales agent right from China-based WCDMA operator China United Network Communications (China Unicom), becoming the telecom carrier's fifth nationwide handset sales agent.