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Quanta Cloud to team up with Intel, RedHat to develop 5G cloud solutions

Dec 11, 13:54

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution subsidiary of Quanta Computer, will team up with Intel and RedHat to set up a telecom solution laboratory in the Silicon Valley in February 2018, according to QCT president Mike Yang.

Foxconn, Intel, APT jointly unveil edge computing platform in Taiwan

Dec 6, 13:13

Foxconn Electronics, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Intel have jointly unveiled a multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform in Taiwan aiming to offer smart solutions for the AR/VR, healthcare, IoV and retailing industries.

Foxconn, APT and Intel have unveiled the MEC platform for smart applications

Digitimes Research: China government promoting LPWAN networks

Dec 4, 12:35

The China government has been actively promoting the development of LPWAN (low-power wide area network)-based IoT market and set NB-IoT as its standard technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan optical communication players receiving short lead-time orders from China

Dec 1, 16:15

After having experienced sluggish sales for more than one year, the China optical communication market is gradually gaining growth momentum, promoting customers there to place short lead-time orders with Taiwan suppliers of optical communication products to replenish their depleting inventories, according...

Delta to install smart streetlamps supporting NB-IoT in industrial parks

Nov 28, 16:23

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will install smart LED streetlamps which can be remotely controlled via NB-IoT networks in four industrial parks in northern Taiwan, according to the company.

Commentary: China actively nurturing unicorns in Southeast Asia

Nov 27, 11:30

Statistics from US-based research body CB Insights show that non-US unicorn startups commanded a 50% share of total global unicorns as of the end of August 2017, sharply up from only 37% as of the end of 2014, indicating the US is no longer a dominant country in nurturing startups. It also suggests...

China October mobile user base grows to 1.403 billion, says MIIT

Nov 27, 10:51

China logged 1.403 billion subscribers to mobile communication services as of October 2017, increasing 0.64% sequentially and 6.49% on year, with 139.63 million (9.95%) of them being 3G users, 961.86 million (68.54%) 4G users and 1.243 billion (88.60%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...

Qualcomm suspends IIoT development projects with Taiwan IT players, say sources

Nov 21, 14:58

Qualcomm may also temporarily suspend its cooperation with Taiwan-based IT players on the development of related Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications after it had decided to stop a 5G small cell collaboration project with Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) over to...

Digitimes Research: Top-3 Korea fixed-network players vary in marketing strategies

Nov 20, 15:49

The top-three high speed fixed network communications firms in South Korea have adopted different marketing strategies to attract customer patronages, with the leading player Korea Telecom (KT) offering better broadband connection quality and a more complete array of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)...

Huawei announces OpenLab in Malaysia

Nov 14, 11:28

Huawei has announced the construction of a new OpenLab in Malaysia, which will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with local partners.

Taiwan 3Q17 international Internet bandwidth at 2.237Tbps

Nov 13, 19:01

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries and regions reached total bandwidth of 2.237Tbps as of third-quarter 2017, increasing 2.50% sequentially and 25.86% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

Chunghwa Telecom to join IoT investment fund

Nov 8, 14:02

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has decided to invest an amount of not exceeding NT$600 million (US$19.88 million) in an IoT investment fund run by the Taiwan government-backed Taiwania Capital Management as a means to enhance its deployment in the IoT market, according to company sources.

Taiwan market: NCC issues 9 million circuit numbers for IoT services

Nov 3, 11:31

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has released a total of nine million circuit numbers to three local telecom operators enabling them to offer high-speed IoT services, according to industry sources.

QCT pushing 5G development with Intel

Oct 30, 15:42

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a cloud computing subsidiary of Quanta Computer, is cooperating with Intel to accelerate its investments in the 5G market and its establishment of partnerships with telecom equipment suppliers, and the company will focus on developing its next-generation network infrastructure...

QCT general manager Mike Yang

China looks to start 5G commercial operations in 2018

Oct 30, 13:56

Pushed by government policies and accelerated deployments of 5G networks by telecom operators, some first-tier cities in China may leapfrog those in other countries including Japan, Korea and the US to pioneer 5G commercial operations at the end of 2018, according to industry sources.

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Taiwan telecom players can incorporate 5G NR to boost capacities, says Nokia researcher

Oct 27, 16:09

Taiwan telecom firms can take advantage of their high density of base stations deployed around the country to quickly incorporate 5G New Radio (NR) technology, the standard of which will become the most concerned one among the first set of 5G mobile network standards to be released by the end of 2017,...

China September mobile communication user base grows to 1.395 billion

Oct 25, 15:19

There were 1.395 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of September 2017, increasing 0.91% sequentially and 5.95% on year, with 141.73 million (10.16%) of them being 3G users, 946.76 million (67.89%) 4G users and 1.234billion (88.50%) mobile Internet-access users, according...

Asia Pacific Telecom gearing up for 5G network deployments

Oct 20, 16:03

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) is actively proceeding with deployments of 5G mobile communications infrastructure, with a spate of tests and certifications of network technologies scheduled to kick off by the end of 2018, according to company sources.

APT chairman Lu Fang-ming

Qualcomm announced 5G data connection on 5G modem chipset for mobile devices

Oct 18, 16:01

Qualcomm has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has successfully achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices. The 5G data connection demonstration took place in Qualcomm Technologies' laboratories in San Diego.

ZTEWelink wins NB-IoT module orders from China Telecom

Oct 18, 13:55

China-based ZTEWelink Technology has won a bid to supply a total of 500,000 NB-IoT modules to China Telecom at CNY36 (US$5.47) per unit, according to industry sources.

IoT vertical markets in Indonesia: Q&A with Indosat executives

Oct 16, 13:46

Indosat, the second largest telecom operator in Indonesia and boasting the strongest IoT (Internet of Things) technology capability, has recently launched a smart vehicle fleet integration system dubbed Nextfleet through its B2B arm Indosat Ooredoo. The system utilizes IoT devices to help corporate...

Wahyu Dwiono (center), Indosat's IoT solutions manager

Taiwan top-3 telecom operators report increased earnings for September

Oct 12, 15:47

Taiwan's top-three telecom operators - Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) - all have reported increased profits for September on sales momentum driven by the availability of iPhone 8 devices.

Telecom firms conservative about network virtualization for 5G, says VMware executive

Oct 6, 12:13

Despite the strong interests in 5G technologies, global telecom service providers have remained conservative about making investments in network virtualization needed to build the 5G network architectures, judging that only 80-100 out of a total of some 600 telecom carriers around the world have started...

Chunghwa Telecom signs cooperation pact with Cisco

Sep 27, 14:09

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Cisco Systems calling for cooperation in the fields of new network technology, information security, data center, IoT and smart city applications.

CHT looks to develop IoT and smart city applications

China August mobile communication users grows to 1.382 billion

Sep 26, 11:40

Mobile communication service subscribers in China increased 0.68% sequentially and 5.59% on year to 1.382 billion in August, 142.52 million (10.31%) of them being 3G users, 929.26 million (67.24%) 4G users and 1.218 billion (88.11%) mobile Internet-access users, according to the Ministry of Industry...

Taiwan market: CHT teams up with Fox+ to provide OTT service

Sep 20, 13:26

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has teamed up with Fox+, a video streaming service unit of the Fox Networks Group, to provide OTT services in the Taiwan market, as the telecom operator has ramped up its efforts to enrich its content service.

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

Taiwan to develop essential IPs for 5G

Sep 15, 16:06

The Taiwan government will collaborate with domestic companies, industrial associations and institutional organizations to develop and secure more essential IPs to safeguard the development of the local 5G industry, according to economics minister Shen Jong-chin.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom ramping MOD business

Sep 12, 13:58

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has made a great progress in promoting its multimedia-on-demand (MOD) business recently and managed to garner more than 40,000 new subscribers in August alone, according to company chairman David Cheng.

CHT ramping the number of MOD users

Taiwan market: Top-3 telecom operators report handsome gains for August

Sep 11, 15:20

Taiwan's top-three telecom operators continued to post handsome profits in August, with Taiwan Mobile reporting the highest EPS of NT$0.53 for the month, followed by NT$0.42 of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and NT$0.32 of Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET).

Digitimes Research: FTTH fixed-line broadband service enjoys highest growth in Korea

Sep 4, 15:48

For the four types of high-speed fixed-line services - FTTH, FTTB+LAN, HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) and xDSL - currently available in Korea, the number of FTTH service subscribers increased by 46.1% during the period from January 2013 to June 2017. In comparison, those for FTTB+LAN service rose 19.6%,...

China July mobile communication user number reaches 1.373 billion, says MIIT

Aug 28, 10:54

Mobile communication service subscribers reached 1.373 billion in China as of the end of July 2017, increasing 0.59% sequentially and 5.23% on year, and 144.87 million (10.55%) of them were 3G users, 910.5 million (66.33%) 4G users and 1.199 billion (87.36%) mobile Internet-access users, according...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to launch smartphone-based affinity credit card

Aug 23, 15:08

Taiwan Mobile plans to team up with EasyCard and Taipei Fubon Bank to launch in September Taiwan's first smartphone-based affinity credit card to promote mobile payments in the local market.

Taiwan Mobile to launch smartphone-based affinity credit card in September

Commentary: Is Huawei carrier business losing growth momentum?

Aug 17, 22:08

Huawei has reported revenues of CNY283.1 billion (US$42.439 billion) for the first half of 2017. The figures were not so bad as they represented an increase of 15% from a year earlier. But the growth rate was considered insignificant as compared to Huawei's records of being able to deliver extraordinary...

China has 751 million Internet users in June, says CNNIC

Aug 16, 11:43

The number of Internet users in China increased to about 751.16 million in June 2017, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Digitimes Research: Mobile application service, e-commerce growing rapidly in Indonesia

Aug 15, 13:53

While the mobile network infrastructure in most countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reached above the global average, the 4G LTE mobile user market in the region, with the exception of Singapore, has been growing relatively slowly. Meanwhile, mobile Internet has served...

Taiwan market: Top-3 telecom operators fare well in January-July period

Aug 11, 11:29

Taiwan's top-three telecom operators - Chung Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) - were performing better than expected in the first seven months of 2017, according to data released by the companies.

Qualcomm, ITRI collaborate on 5G small cell development

Aug 9, 15:20

Qualcomm has announced that it plans to collaborate on 5G NR-enabled small cell technologies with Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Taiwan makers ready to develop 5G small cells in cooperation with Qualcomm

China market: China Mobile to invest CNY40 billion in NB-IoT networks

Aug 8, 15:07

China Mobile has kicked off an array of bidding projects, aiming to invest up to CNY40 billion (US$5.976 billion) to establish its NB-IoT network infrastructure, mainly for base stations and core IoT networks, in the next two years, according to the company roadmap.

LG Display OLED expansion plans to affect global TV panel market

Aug 3, 15:54

Planned investments by LG Display (LGD) to expand its OLED panel production capacity will have a profound impact on the supply of OLED panels in the global TV market.

LG Display continuing to lead in OLED TV panel production

Qualcomm, Win Semi reportedly to team up for 5G mobile infrastructure

Aug 2, 18:01

Qualcomm has recently approached GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors to cooperate in an infrastructure project for 5G mobile networks, according to market sources.

Taiwan market: CHT eyeing 2 million MOD service subscribers by year-end 2017

Aug 1, 16:16

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) aims to boost the number of its MOD service subscribers to two million by year-end 2017, up from 1.36 million at the end of June, according to company chairman David Cheng.

CHT promoting MOD business with enriched content

Digitimes Research: 5G networks moving toward cloud, virtualization and network slicing

Aug 1, 15:38

As some telecom operators are looking for accelerated implementation of commercial 5G networks, there emerges a choice of "non-independent" and "independent" networks in the course in which the communication networks are transforming from 4G LTE to 5G, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, in...

Tight control over VPN services not affecting legal users, says China official

Jul 31, 11:10

China is tightening crackdowns on illegal internet connections, including unauthorized VPN (virtual private network) services, but the move will not affect legal users of authorized VPN technology that can help them bypass the country's "Great Firewall," according to the Ministry of Industry and Information...

Huawei ships 73 million smartphones in 1H17

Jul 28, 15:17

Huawei shipped 73.01 million smartphones in the first half of 2017, increasing 20.6% from a year earlier, according to the company's business results for the six-month period announced recently.

Taiwan market: Mobile e-payments monopoly is unlikely

Jul 25, 09:44

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay successively landed the Taiwan market in late March, late May and early June 2017 respectively, and several local smartphone-based mobile third-party e-payment services have started operations. The large number of providers means it is unlikely that a few companies...

China June mobile communication user base grows to 1.365 billion, says MIIT

Jul 25, 09:27

There were 1.365 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of June 2017, increasing 0.56% on month and 4.93% on year. 148.69 million (10.90%) were 3G users, 888.12 million (65.08%) 4G users, and 1.173billion (85.98%) mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics...

Taiwan 2Q17 international Internet bandwidth stands at 2.182Tbps, says TWNIC

Jul 24, 14:16

Taiwan's direct Internet connection bandwidth with 12 countries (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached of 2.182Tbps at the end of the second quarter of 2017, increasing 4.19% on quarter and 23.31% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network...

Taiwan market: FET launches position tracking service

Jul 21, 16:25

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched a position tracking service, dubbed BoBee, targeting the elderly, dementia and children groups as well as the pet market.

Commentary: Implications of Samsung 5G networks

Jul 21, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has accelerated the deployments of its 5G networks and will be ready to commence trial operations of the networks during Winter Olympic 2018, and to demonstrate related technology for business use in 2019. Such developments warrant high attention.

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