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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.

Global telecom players making cautious 5G deployments

Jul 21, 10:05

With the first set of 5G mobile communications standards slated to be released by 3GPP by the end of 2017, global telecom players are gearing up for deployments, but in a cautious manner, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: OTT device players expected to acquire viewers from CHT

Jul 14, 14:57

With Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT) multimedia content offered via its MOD services shrinking significantly due to disputes with content providers, several over-the-top (OTT) device players are expected to benefit from viewers looking for alternative options.

Cloud and mobile upgrade cycles to boost worldwide IT spending in 2H17, says IDC

Jul 13, 15:40

Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase by 4.5% in 2017 in constant currency terms, a significant improvement on last year's growth of 2.5%, with stronger upgrade cycles for infrastructure and mobile devices leading the improvement in the second half of the year, according to IDC.

India market: Reliance launches 4G enterprise VPN solution

Jul 13, 15:12

Reliance Communications, India's fully-integrated telecommunications service provider, has announced the launch of Branch Connect - the country's first 4G enterprise virtual private network (VPN) solution - designed to help businesses extend their corporate network.

Commercial 5G can be realized in 2019, says Qualcomm executive

Jul 13, 14:53

It will be possible to commercialize 5G networks in 2019 although the timetable is rather tight, and 5G standards are still being formed, according to Durga Malladi, senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm.

Ericsson Taiwan: Taiwan makers keen to 5G technology

Jul 12, 16:00

Telecom operators around the globe, including Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), are positive about building their 5G networks, driven by product developments and the push of technology standards by equipment suppliers, including Ericsson, according to Hakan...

Ericsson Taiwan president Hakan Cervell (right) and CTO Dann Yao

Taiwan market: Top-3 telecom companies post higher than expected earnings for 1H17

Jul 11, 14:52

Taiwan's top-three telecom operators, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), all posted higher-than-expected earnings in the first half of 2017, according to data released by the companies.

Taiwan to upgrade digital infrastructure

Jul 10, 18:45

The Taiwan government, under its four-year (2017-2021) Infrastructure Development Program, has announced a plan to upgrade the country's digital infrastructure with a total budget of NT$73.3 billion (US$2.4 billion).

Top China telecom players stepping up NB-IoT deployments

Jul 10, 18:26

To cash in on the upcoming rapid development of global Internet of Things (IoT) applications, China's three telecom heavyweights are aggressively moving to promote IoT platforms and subsidize partners in developing relevant chips, modules and initial application platforms to accelerate multiple IoT...

China telecom firms eyeing IoT market

Taiwan market: New profit-sharing scheme needed for TV operators and content providers

Jul 10, 14:53

A friction between Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and content providers for profit-sharing on content delivered through CHT's MOD (multimedia-on-demand) platform has become an issue involving cable TV operators and content providers.

Taiwan market: NCC to release more bandwidth for 4G communications

Jul 6, 15:46

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will begin accepting bids from July 19 to September 1 for the release of 2100MHz and 1800MHz frequency band units for 4G operations.

Xiaomi buys patents from Nokia

Jul 6, 15:16

Xiaomi Technology has acquired a swathe of patents from Nokia, according to an announcement by the two companies.

Huawei and Omantel to deploy G.fast in Middle East

Jul 5, 10:52

Huawei has announced it will jointly deploy the first G.fast network in the Middle East working with Omantel, a leading operator in Oman. Huawei said its E2E G.fast solution will support Omantel to construct ultra-broadband networks by reusing existing copper lines.

China Mobile Beijing and Huawei launch pilot project for MEC-based smart stadium

Jul 5, 10:38

China Mobile Beijing and Huawei have jointly launched a pilot project for a smart stadium at Beijing South Railway Station based on multi-access edge computing (MEC). This is the first time China Mobile Beijing has developed its enterprise business using MEC technology.

DJI pushing network scan drone to catch interference problem

Jul 3, 16:11

China-based drone vendor DJI at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shangahai 2017 showcased a drone product that it has developed with China Comservice. The drone is equipped with the Skycells system that is able to detect wireless signal strengths to help improve network connection stability.

MediaTek unveils NB-IoT SoC, partnership with China Mobile

Jun 29, 15:04

MediaTek has unveiled its first narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) system-on-chip (SoC), the MT2625, and announced a collaboration with China Mobile to build what the companies claim is the world's smallest NB-IoT module (16X18mm) around the chipset.

MWC Shanghai 2017 opens, highlighting 5G technology

Jun 29, 12:19

The 4-day MWC Shanghai 2017 kicked off on June 28, with top-tier telecom players including China Mobile, China Unicom, Huawei, ZTE and Ericsson highlighting their latest 5G technologies and related applications.

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