China Telecom 1Q16 revenues up 6.1% on year
Apr 29, 15:10
China Telecom has reported operating revenues of CNY86.426 billion (US$13.22 billion) growing 6.1% on year for the first quarter of 2016, according to the company.
Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to adjust 4G service pricing
Apr 22, 14:55
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will adjust rates for its 4G services by the end of April, under which the gap of different tariffs will widen and the entry-level price will be reduced, according to company president James Jeng.
China Mobile posts 1Q16 revenues of CNY177.5 billion
Apr 21, 15:14
China Mobile has released its unaudited financial report for first-quarter 2016, recording consolidated revenues of CNY177.5 billion (US$27.14 billion), up 8.70% on year, and pre-tax profit of CNY23.9 billion, up 0.42%.
Taiwan 1Q16 international Internet bandwidth stands at 1.715Tbps, says TWNIC
Apr 19, 13:56
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.715Tbps as of the end of first-quarter 2016, increasing 0.04% on quarter and 15.98% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network...
Chunghwa Telecom developing usage-based insurance solution
Apr 18, 11:31
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is developing a UBI (usage-based insurance) solution, that utilizes Big Data analysis of driving behavior to produce a reference for setting insurance premiums, through cooperation with security service provider Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance.
China February mobile phone user base grows to 1.284 billion, says MIIT
Apr 1, 15:34
There were 1.284 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2016, increasing 0.29% on month but decreasing 0.44% on year, and 276.92 million (21.57%) of them were 3G users, 505.20 million (39.35%) 4G users and 999.87 million (77.89%) mobile Internet-access...
Chunghwa Telecom starts operating 4G on 2,600MHz bands
Mar 25, 11:56
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on March 24 began operating 4G on 2,600MHz frequency bands using 3-carrier aggregation (3CA) technology, becoming the first among Taiwan's four operators to use the 2,600MHz band, according to CHT.
Taiwan market: FET aims at 500,000 OTT users at end of 2016
Mar 22, 11:23
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will enrich its OTT (over the top) content by procuring more drama series, movies and songs at a budget of up to NT$20 million (US$606,000) in 2016 and aims to increase the number of its OTT subscribers to 500,000 by the end of the year, according to company president...
Digitimes Research: IBM, Cisco, ARM adopt other IoT protocols instead of LTE-MTC
Mar 21, 22:14
Since LTE-MTC (machine type communications) standards in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) R12 ( release 12) do not completely meet demands for IoT (the Internet of Things) applications, IBM and Cisco Systems have adopted LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) protocols developed by LoRa Alliance...
FET expects 2016 revenues from enterprises to exceed NT$16 billion
Mar 18, 14:44
Telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) generated revenues of NT$15.5 billion (US$472 million) from enterprise clients in the Taiwan market for an enterprise telecom market share of 17% in 2015, and expects revenues in 2016 to exceed NT$16 billion, according to company executive vice president...
China Unicom brings in 2015 revenues of over CNY277 billion
Mar 17, 14:40
Telecom carrier China Unicom has released its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of CNY277.049 billion (US$44.09 billion), down 2.7% on year, net profit of CNY10.562 billion, down 12.4%, and net EPS of CNY0.441.
Digitimes Research: Telecom market enters post-4G mobile broadband generation
Mar 15, 15:45
Worldwide TD/FD-LTE network standards and related supply chains are turning mature, and telecom carriers have been focusing on expanding their 4G network coverage. Despite the fact the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors, the event did not showcase many new network communication...
Digitimes Research: Latin America sees slow 4G development
Mar 14, 16:05
While commercial operations of 4G mobile communication services in Latin America, such as Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, began as early as 2011, 4G development has been progressing slowly, and there were only 32 million 4G subscribers in 2015, accounting for only 4.5% of all mobile communication...
China mobile phone user base shrinks in January, says MIIT
Mar 10, 11:32
There were 1.280 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2016, declining 1.97% on month and 0.81% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
China Unicom procures 469,000 4G base stations, say reports
Mar 3, 11:27
Telecom carrier China United Network Communications (China Unicom) has procured equipment for setting up 469,000 4G base stations, with Huawei Technologies and ZTE together winning over 80% of the procurement volume, Ericsson about 11%, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell together about 7%, according...
Digitimes Research: India faces 3 problems in boosting mobile Internet
Feb 23, 16:36
Although mobile broadband Internet-access (3G/4G) subscribers in the India market rapidly increased to 93.15 million in mid-2015, the country faces three main problems in boosting services: huge gaps in deployment of mobile Internet-access networks between rural and urban areas, unhealthy price competition...
Digitimes Research: Telecom carriers to drive FinTech technology in Japan
Feb 19, 15:06
With Japan-based Mizuho Bank and Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank having recently crossed into the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry, FinTech has become a new trend. However, Japan's financial organizations are tightly ruled by local policies, and therefore FinTech may see difficulties realizing its...
Taiwan market: TWM leads in mobile Internet-access speeds
Feb 18, 15:07
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has said its mobile networks have the highest average Internet-access speed at 37Mbps among mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, higher than 29Mbps for Chunghwa Telecom and 23Mbps for Far EasTone Telecommunications based on independent surveys.
FET to deal out cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 for 2015
Feb 18, 14:23
Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 (US$0.11) for 2015 business operations, consisting of NT$3.174 from 2015 net profit and NT$0.576 from capital surplus and legally reserved earnings, according to the company.
TWM forecasts 2016 net EPS of NT$5.15
Feb 1, 10:34
Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has forecast consolidated revenues of NT$120.601 billion (US$3.60 billion), operating profit of NT$18.515 billion, net profit of NT$13.505 billion and net EPS of 5.15 for 2016, according to the company.
Chunghwa Telecom sets 2016 capex at NT$30.63 billion
Jan 29, 10:58
Telecom carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set a budget of NT$30.63 billion (US$914 million) for capital expenditure in 2016, increasing 22.1% on year, company president Shih Mu-piao announced at a January 28 investors conference.
NCC conditionally approves NHPEA taking over MBK stake in CNS
Jan 28, 15:24
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on January 27 approved an investment proposed by Netherlands-based NHPEA Chrome Holding B.V. to acquire a majority stake in China Network Systems (CNS), the largest MSO (multi-system cable TV operator) in Taiwan, from MBK Partners HK Ltd., a Hong Kong-based...
Taiwan market: TWM launches VoLTE services
Jan 27, 11:08
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has launched VoLTE (voice over LTE) services based on SRVCC (single radio voice call continuity) technology which features seamless switching from VoLTE to 3G to enable voice communications when users are beyond a 4G network. The service is available for users of iPhone 6, iPhone...
China December mobile phone user base grows to 1.306 billion, says MIIT
Jan 25, 21:53
There were 1.306 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2015, growing 0.16% on month and 1.53% on year, and 399.10 million (30.57%) of them were 3G users, 386.23 million (29.58%) were 4G users and 964.47 million (73.86%) were mobile Internet-access users,...
Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner
Jan 19, 14:12
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014...
CHT nets NT$5.52 per share for 2015
Jan 11, 15:04
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.03 billion (US$91.9 million) for December 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$5.52 for 2015.
NCC approves Asia Pacific Telecom return of 3G band unit
Dec 31, 15:59
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on December 30 approved the return of a 900MHz frequency band by Asia Pacific Telecom because a portion is in a band unit acquired in October 2013 by Taiwan Star Cellular for operating 4G mobile communications.
Taiwan market: CHT reaches 2015 target 4G user base
Dec 30, 12:05
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) had 4.4 million 4G mobile communication subscribers as of December 29, attaining the 2015 target it set in May 2014 when kicking off 4G commercial operation, according to the company.
China November mobile phone users reach 1.304 billion, says MIIT
Dec 24, 15:59
There were 1.304 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2015, growing 0.15% on month and 1.77% on year, and 408.34 million (32.32%) of them were 3G users, 355.73 million (27.29%) 4G users and 953.58 million (73.15%) mobile Internet-access users, according...