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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.

China Mobile 1Q14 profitability down on year

Apr 23, 14:02

China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, on April 22 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2014, with EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY57.592 billion (US$9.44 billion), dropping 5.9% on year, and net profit of CNY25.244 billion,...

Vee TIME to spin off WiMAX business

Apr 23, 13:59

Vee TIME will spin off its WiMAX business operations as a subsidiary, tentatively named Super Corporation, which will issue 100 million new shares to Vee TIME, according to the company.

China Mobile aims at 100 million TD-LTE users by end of 2014, says CNS

Newswatch - Apr 22, 16:06

China Mobile is actively deploying TD-LTE networks around China and aims to have 100 million subscribers to its 4G mobile communication services by the end of 2014, according to China-based China News Service (CNS).

Taiwan international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.3Tbps in 1Q14, says TWNIC

Apr 21, 14:58

Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.311Tbps as of the end of the first quarter of 2014, increasing 8.05% on quarter and 44.05% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taiwan market: Fitel PHS coverage shrinking

Apr 21, 10:14

First International Telecom (Fitel), the only low-power PHS mobile operator in Taiwan, and a WiMAX operator in northern Taiwan, has been frustrated in the process of turning around its operations and has dismantled several PHS stations to decrease operating costs, resulting in a substantial reduction...

China Unicom sees 73.9% on-year growth in 1Q14 net profits

Apr 18, 13:48

China Unicom on April 17 published its financial report for the first quarter of 2014, with net profits of CNY3.3 billion (US$541 million) hiking 73.9% on year.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom teams up with Sony Mobile to launch 4G devices

Apr 18, 10:34

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 17 announced cooperation with Sony Mobile Communications to launch four 4G-enabled smartphones and a 4G-enabled tablet in a bid to promote its 4G services which are scheduled for launch in the third quarter of 2014.

Taiwan market: Chief Telecom launches cloud services

Apr 17, 15:44

Chief Telecom, an IP telecom service provider and a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, has launched BossWin, cloud computing-based services for customer development and order/account management, in the Taiwan market, targeting small- to medium-size enterprises, according to the company.

Taiwan market: FET launches LTE smartphone

Apr 15, 12:33

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has announced the launch of Smart 405, an own-brand 700MHz-supporting LTE smartphone model, in the Taiwan market in preparation for starting 4G commercial operation in third-quarter 2014.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.32 per share for January-March

Apr 11, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 10 reported net profits of NT$3.13 billion (US$103 million) for March 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$0.91 for January-March.

Vee TIME to merge 2 WiMAX subsidiaries

Apr 10, 13:30

Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in central and southern Taiwan, on April 9 announced the merger of its two subsidiary WiMAX operators, Tatung InfoComm in central and southern Taiwan and Vmax in northern Taiwan, with the former to be the surviving company.

KYEC, Sigurd look to double-digit revenue gains in 2Q14

Apr 9, 22:12

IC backend service companies King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics are expected to post double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter of 2014 thanks to increasing orders from the telecoms sector, according to industry sources.

Smart city communication networks market will surpass US$3.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Apr 9, 15:29

Smart cities are, by definition, connected cities. Most of the innovations in energy, transportation, and the efficient delivery of public services associated with smart cities rely on the availability of ubiquitous communication services. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide...

Taiwan market: CHT to offer faster fiber-optic Internet access

Apr 8, 11:39

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has revealed it will launch 300Mbps/100Mbps fiber-optic Internet-access services in Taiwan at a monthly charge of below NT$2,000 (US$66) in May 2014.

HTC March revenues more than double sequentially

Apr 8, 10:56

HTC has announced consolidated revenues of NT$16.23 billion (US$534 million) for March, growing 124.6% on month and 2.2% on year, buoyed by the release of its new flagship model the new HTC One (M8) and the mid-range HTC Desire 816.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to initially deploy 3,000 4G base stations

Apr 3, 14:41

Asia Pacific Telecom will initially set up 3,000 4G base stations in Taiwan to cover 99% of target population, according to company president Vincent Chih.

Asia-Pacific set to dominate US$35 billion macro RAN market in 2014, says ABI Research

Apr 3, 12:43

Asia-Pacific regional growth in base stations will outpace all other regions in 2014 as it continues to account for the majority of worldwide base station deployments. The Asia-Pacific region has become the largest market for LTE, followed by North America and Western Europe, with the Asia-Pacific...

China starts 700MHz TD-LTE trial

Apr 2, 14:56

Trials of TD-LTE base stations using 700MHz band units have been established in a small city in eastern China, according to China-based media reports.

Taiwan 2600MHz frequency release plan objected by WiMAX operators

Apr 1, 15:11

The Taiwan government plans to release two 2600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 140MHz for FDD LTE and a 2600MHz band unit with bandwidth of 40MHz for TDD LTE, but three existing WiMAX operators have expressed objection.

Huawei Technologies 2013 revenues up 8.55% on year

Mar 31, 21:43

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on March 31 released its 2013 financial report, with consolidated revenues of CNY239.025 billion (US$39.463 billion) growing on year by 8.55%.

China has 1.24 billion mobile phone users in February, says MIIT

Mar 31, 10:13

There were 1.24 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of February 2014, growing 0.36% sequentially and 9.52% on year, and 429.79 million (34.67%) of them were 3G users and 839.05 million (67.68%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry of Industry and...

FET to procure 4G equipment from Ericsson

Mar 28, 10:37

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, on March 27 signed with Ericsson Taiwan to procure 4G equipment worth NT$9.843 billion (US$324 million), according to FET.

Taiwan to release 2600MHz band units for LTE, says NCC

Mar 27, 14:04

The Taiwan government plans to release three 2600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for FDD (frequency division duplexing) and TDD (time division duplexing) LTE (Long Term Evolution) operations, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Digitimes Research: OTT TV users grow fast in China in 2013

Mar 25, 11:42

There were 428.2 million subscribers of OTT (over the top) TV subscribers in China as of the end of 2013, increasing 144.3 million from 2010 and accounting for 69.3% of all Internet service users, according to Digitimes Research.

China Mobile 2014 capex up 22% on year

Mar 21, 14:13

China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, has set aside a capex budget of CNY225.2 billion (US$36.6 billion) for 2014, increasing 21.8% mainly because its budget of CNY74.3 billion for TD-LTE infrastructure has grown 151%, according to the company.

Taiwan market: FET to set up 7,000 4G base stations in 2 years, Asia Pacific Telecom to offer VoLTE services

Mar 21, 11:09

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, aims to deploy 3,000 4G base stations in 2014 and 7,000 in two years, according to company executive vice president and chief sales & marketing officer Maxwell Cheng.

Taiwan market: NCC approves Chunghwa Telecom broadband price cuts

Mar 20, 13:52

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on March 19 approved the reduction in circuit-lease fees for fixed-line ADSL and fiber-optic broadband, by 4.41-4.80% proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with the new rates to be effective from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, according to NCC.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to deal out cash dividend for 2013

Mar 18, 11:57

Asia Pacific Telecom, a CDMA 2000 carrier who has secured a 4G license in Taiwan, will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$0.46 (US$0.015) for 2013, accounting for 82.14% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$0.56, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market

Mar 17, 21:08

In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.

China Mobile requires 5-mode support for TD-LTE smartphones

Mar 14, 11:08

China Mobile requires that all TD-LTE smartphones to be certified beginning May 31, 2014 support five mobile communication standards: TD-LTE, FDD LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and GSM, according to the company.

TWM, FET post January-February net EPS of NT$1.02, NT$0.61

Mar 11, 14:20

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), two of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on March 10 reported net EPS of NT$1.02 (US$0.034) and NT$0.61, respectively, for January-February 2014.

Chunghwa Telecom reports profits for February

Mar 11, 12:00

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.61 billion (US$119 million) for February 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$0.91 for January-February.

Global LTE subscriptions to exceed 2 billion in 2019, driven by LTE-Advanced, says ABI Research

Mar 5, 16:00

Worldwide LTE-related subscriptions reached 229.7 million in 2013, and will continually grow at a CAGR of 43.6% between 2013-2019, to exceed two billion. By the end of 2013, LTE-TDD subscribers accounted for 5% of the LTE market, while 94.2% of the LTE market was taken up by LTE-FDD, according to ABI...

China January mobile phone user base growing to 1.235 billion, says MIIT

Mar 5, 15:58

There were 1.235 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2014, growing 0.5% on month and 10.08% on year. 419.24 million (33.94%) were 3G users and 837.54 million (67.80%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

Taiwan market: Ambit, Taiwan Star Cellular may cooperate with 7-Eleven, FamilyMart

Mar 4, 14:52

Ambit Microsystems and Taiwan Star Cellular, two newcomers set to operate 4G mobile communication services in Taiwan, are likely to cooperate with 7-Eleven and FamilyMart, the top two convenience store chains, respectively, to sell their 4G services and devices, according to market analysts.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom launches LCD TVs with built-in MOD

Mar 4, 10:37

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on March 3 announced the launch of 42- and 50-inch smart LCD TVs with built-in MOD (multimedia on demand), CHT's platform for delivering IPTV services, in the Taiwan market through cooperation with Taiwan-based vendor Chimei and China-based ODM TPV Technology.

China Unicom posts 2013 revenues of over CNY295 billion

Mar 3, 10:32

China Unicom, the only WCDMA mobile telecom carrier in China, recorded consolidated revenues of CNY295.04 billion (US$47.97 billion) and net profit of CNY10.41 billion for 2013, growing on year by 18.5% and 46.7%, respectively, according to the company.

Taiwan Star Cellular adds 2 shareholders

Mar 3, 10:30

Taiwan-based memory module maker Power Quotient International (PQI) and real estate developer Cathay Real Estate will invest NT$500 million (US$16.5 million) for a 2.5% stake and NT$1 billion for a 5% stake, respectively, in Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in...

Worldwide WLAN market continues to show solid growth in 4Q13, says IDC

Feb 27, 15:37

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 11.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to IDC. The enterprise segment continued to grow at a very healthy rate and increased 11.7% over the same period in 2012. While the pace...

Taiwan Star Cellular to increase paid-in capital

Feb 27, 14:49

Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will issue 1.2 billion new shares to expand paid-in capital by NT$12 billion (US$395 million) to NT$20 billion, according to the company.

Taiwan market: FET aims at 500,000 4G users in 2014

Feb 26, 13:56

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will start commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band unit initially in the third quarter of 2014 and aims at 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year, according to company executive...

Asia NFC Alliance formed at 2014 MWC

Feb 26, 11:28

Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced the formation of Asia NFC (near field communication) Alliance with Japan-based KDDI, South Korea-based SK Planet and Hong Kong-based HKT at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

LTE data plan share of the market grows by 150%, but does not always boost revenues, says ABI Research

Feb 25, 15:39

According to ABI Research, more than 55% of the cheapest country tariff plans are 4G compared to just 22% a year ago. This has been driven by the aggressive deployment of LTE networks and a wider choice of consumer-centric LTE smartphones.

Taiwan Mobile to deploy 8,000-10,000 4G base stations by end of 2015

Feb 25, 13:59

Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will kick off 4G commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band in quarter of 2014 and expects to set up 8,000-10,000 base stations to cover about 90% of the total population in main urban areas by...

Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET shifting 2G users to 3G

Feb 24, 21:37

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, have been shifting mobile communication subscribers from 2G to 3G, aiming to reduce the numbers of 2G subscribers by 1.2 million, 500,000 and 500,000 respectively...

Chunghwa Telecom to add overseas business offices

Feb 24, 10:08

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will set up business offices in Myanmar and the Philippines in 2014 and plans to expand in India, the UK, and Latin America in 2015-2016, according to CHT's International Business Group president Leng Tai-feng.

FET to procure 2.5 million handsets in 2014

Feb 21, 14:38

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will procure 2.5 million handsets of which most will be smartphones, as well as 360,000 tablets in 2014 for contract-bundled sale, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Pay TV subscriber demand sees changes in 3Q13

Feb 21, 12:21

Pay TV subscriptions in the US reached 84.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, with cable TV users making up 47.2%, while 40.3% were direct broadcast satellite users ,and 12.5% IPTV users. Since 2011, the number of cable TV users has dropped by 2.5 million while companies such as Verizon and AT&T...

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