Telecom service, infrastructure
  • Shipments of NB-IoT (narrow band IoT) chip modules to the China market may grow exponentially from five million pieces in 2017 to 100 million pieces in 2018 as demand for such chips is likely to take off in the year amid concerted efforts by both government and private sectors to bolster the development...
  • Nokia Greater China VP Michael Shieh
    Nokia has signed MoU agreements with a number of telecom operators in Taiwan calling for collaborating efforts to accelerate their 5G deployments while further enhancing related 4G applications, according to Michael Shieh, vice president of Nokia Greater China.
  • The number of Internet users in China increased to 771.98 million as of year-end 2017, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
  • Alpha Networks chairman John Lee
    Alpha Networks will leverage its core mobile telecom technologies to tap the emerging business opportunities that come along with the advent of the 5G era and the booming IoV market in 2018, according to company chairman John Lee.
  • There were 1.417 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of December 2017, increasing 0.52% sequentially and 7.23% on year, and 134.63 million (9.50%) of them were 3G users, 996.89 million (70.33%) 4G users and 1.272 billion (89.70%) mobile Internet-access users, according...
  • Senao chairman Tommy Tsai
    Wireless networking device vendor Senao Networks will begin to ship 100G switch products in the second half of 2018 expecting to boost its revenues to reach over NT$10 billion (US$341.1 million) in the year, according to company chairman Tommy Tsai.
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) expects its revenues for 2018 to between NT$231.47 billion (US$7.92 billion) and 232.97 billion, up from NT$227.55 billion of a year earlier.
  • 5G promises great business opportunities for various sectors
    As the imminent arrival of the 5G era will trigger a new round of demand for cloud servers, Taiwan white-box server suppliers Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are aggressively taking different approaches to tap the lucrative demand, with Quanta seeking orders directly from telecom operators while Wiwynn...
  • Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Qualcomm's application to pay a NT$23.4 billion (US$803.09 million) antitrust fine in 60 installments in five years.
  • Axcen to ramp up optical transceiver shipments for industrial control applications
    Taiwan-based optical device maker Axcen Photonics will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on January 23 with an initial price of NT$15.50 (US$0.52) per share.
  • FET promoting its NB-IoT network for smart applications
    Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have begun promoting related IoT applications as they are preparing to kick off commercial 5G operations in 2020, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached bandwidth of 2.147Tbps in fourth-quarter 2017, decreasing 4.02% sequentially but increasing 3.91% on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...
  • CHT looks to have two million MOD subscribers by year-end 2018
    The number of MOD subscribers at Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has increased to over 1.6 million, and is expected to reach the company's goal of having two million subscribers by the end of 2018.
  • With AI (artificial intelligence) as a core technology to drive the development of digital economy, the Singapore government is making all-out efforts to develop AI tech innovations to accelerate the digital transformation of the city state into a smart nation by 2025, while achieving smart mobility...
  • The release of the first 5G NR standards to accelerate 5G solution developments
    With the 3GPP having announced the first implementable 5G NR specifications recently, telecom operators and networking device makers are expected to accelerate the developments of 5G-enabled devices, pushing up demand for optical communication components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC solution...
  • China had 1.41 billion subscribers to mobile communication services as of November 2017, increasing 0.48% sequentially and 6.86% on year, and 139.12 million (9.87%) of them were 3G users, 973.32 million (69.02%) 4G users and 1.252 billion (88.81%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...
  • China Mobile has announced the winning bidders for the optical communication components it plans to purchase in 2018, which will help boost shipments of Taiwan-based optical component makers starting the first half of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • MediaTek and the Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have jointly developed a LWA (LTE/Wi-Fi Link Aggregation) prototype system and other technologies to accelerate the development of commercial applications for 5G networks, according to a joint statement by the...
  • FET is pushing 5G developments
    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has showcased its 28GHz 5G base station prototype system with Ericsson in Taiwan, the world's eighth such demonstration following similar events held in the US, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
  • The South Korea government has set an ambitious goal to grab a larger pie of the global 5G market as it calculates that its 5G hardware and software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of only 75.6% during the period from 2020-2026 against a much faster pace of 148% projected for the global 5G market...
  • With the popularity of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks growing at a pace slower than expected in part due to the difficulty in securing sufficient spectrum resources, a growing number of telecom operators including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile,...
  • 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, APT and Intel have unveiled the MEC platform for smart applications
    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.
  • 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.

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