Taiwan makes plan for TD-LTE, FDD LTE, says NCC
Sep 17, 12:03
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has made a draft plan to release frequency band units for TD-LTE and FDD LTE mobile communication operation, according to NCC chairman Howard Shyr.
China Mobile chairman calls for cross-strait cooperation in 5G development
Sep 17, 11:15
China Mobile chairman Xi Guo-hua, in an opening speech for the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) annual conference in Taiwan on September 16, expressed the hope that the telecom industries in Taiwan and China can co-develop 5G technology standards based on GTI and other platforms through cooperation with...
Taiwan assigns too few band units for TDD, says SerComm president
Sep 16, 11:47
The Taiwan government plans to assign 2600MHz frequency band units of 50MHz bandwidth for TDD (time division duplexing), and the bandwidth takes up only 10% of total bandwidth available for beyond 4G (B4G) and 5G development, much less than at least 30% as assigned in many other countries, according...
Taiwan market: TWM, FET add 1800MHz to 4G operation
Sep 1, 11:48
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have obtained licenses for operations on 1800MHz frequency band units from the National Communications Commission and started 4G services using the band units.
Asia Pacific Telecom to merge with Ambit Microelectronics
Sep 1, 10:58
Shareholders of Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), the only CDMA 2000 operator and one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, at a meeting on August 29, approved the merger of the company with Ambit Microelectronics, also a 4G licensee, through a stock swap of 0.4975 APT shares for one Ambit...
Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET offer 4G pricing with unlimited use
Aug 29, 15:52
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), viewing that Taiwan Star Cellular has offered unlimited 4G mobile Internet bundled with a 24-month contract at a fixed monthly rate of NT$599 (US$19.97), on August 28 announced unlimited 4G price-plans of their own,...
China Telecom records 1H14 revenues of CNY166.0 billion
Aug 28, 16:04
China Telecom generated consolidated revenues of CNY166.0 billion (US$26.9 billion) for the first half of 2014, including revenues of CNY16.6 billion, and increasing 5.3% on year, according to China-based tech.qq.com.
Taiwan market: FET and TWM add 390,000 4G users in two months
Aug 26, 12:14
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM), two of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, kicked off commercial operations in early June 2014 and on August 25 announced that the number of subscribers increased to more than 200,000 and 190,000, respec...
Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular kicks off 4G operation
Aug 25, 21:42
Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, on August 25 announced the launch of commercial operations and is offering a fixed monthly charge of NT$599 (US$19.97) bundled with a 24-month contract with unlimited use, with the price available until...
China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.263 billion, says MIIT
Aug 25, 10:51
There were 1.263 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of July 2014, growing 0.24% on month and 6.60% on year. Of the subscribers, 476.90 million (37.75%) were 3G users and 872.21 million (69.04%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry...
Taiwan market: Internet penetration reached 77.66% in 1H14, says TWNIC
Aug 22, 14:52
An estimated 16.22 million Taiwan citizens aged 12 or above used fixed-line or wireless Internet services during the first half of 2014, equivalent to a penetration rate of 77.66%, according the latest survey undertaken by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) during May...
Taiwan market: New iPhone expected to drive demand for 4G subscriptions
Aug 19, 11:24
Many 3G mobile subscribers in Taiwan are waiting for the launch of the new iPhone with which they will shift to 4G subscriptions, and therefore the new iPhone is expected to boost demand for 4G subscription, which will possibly happen in late October or early November, according to sources with handset...
China Mobile 1H14 net profit down 8.5% on year
Aug 15, 15:53
China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, has released its first-half 2014 financial report, with net profit of CNY57.7 billion (US$9.36 billion) decreasing 8.5% on year.
Digitimes Research: Singapore tops ASEAN countries in LTE subscriptions
Aug 13, 19:36
Fifteen mobile telecom carriers in seven ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries had started LTE commercial operations as of the end of the second quarter of 2014, and Singapore ranked first with LTE subscribers accounting for nearly 30% of all mobile communication subscriptions, according...
TWM foresees profit drop in 3Q14
Jul 29, 11:55
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has released financial forecast for third-quarter of 2014, expecting net profit to shrink 16.85% sequentially.
TWM, FET to swap 1800MHz band units for 4G
Jul 17, 15:46
Taiwan's National Communications Commission on July 16 consented to the exchange of two 1800MHz frequency bands between Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) to facilitate each other to start 4G mobile communication operations on the band units as early as the end of third-quarter...
Digitimes Research: China Mobile excluded from FD-LTE pilot operation licenses
Jul 15, 11:39
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued two FD-LTE pilot operation licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom on June 27 for several cities in China. However, China Mobile, which is most aggressive about FD/TD-LTE dual-mode network technology was excluded, showing that the...
Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner
Jul 1, 14:43
Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...
CHT 2014 profit target deemed conservative
Jun 25, 10:51
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) chairman Rick Tsai, in response to shareholders' question that the company's 2014 target net EPS of NT$4.62 (US$0.154) is too conservative compared to NT$5.12 recorded for 2013, indicated that it will make efforts to increase revenues and decrease operating expenses to beat the...
China May mobile phone user base reaches 1.256 billion, says MIIT
Jun 24, 16:00
There were 1.256 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China at the end of May 2014, growing 0.36% on month and 7.82% on year, and 464.07 million (36.94%) were 3G users, and 857.37 million (68.24%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...
China May mobile phone user base grows to 1.256 billion, says MIIT
Jun 23, 10:26
There were 1.256 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2014, growing 0.36% on month and 7.82% on year. 464.07 million (36.94%) were 3G users and 857.37 million (68.24%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...
TWM to start 1800MHz 4G operation by end of October
Jun 13, 15:28
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) began 4G commercial operation on a 700MHz frequency band unit in early June and its service on a 1800MHz band unit will start by end-of-October 2014, according to company chairman Richard Tsai.
FET aims at 6% revenue proportion for value-added services in 3 years
Jun 12, 12:25
Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) aims to increase the proportion of revenues from mobile value-added services, mainly content and e-commerce, to 6% and its share of the local enterprise-use mobile communication services market from 15% currently to 20% in three years, according to...