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Chunghwa Telecom expects profits from 4G to come ahead of schedule

Feb 25, 11:57

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan in late May 2014 and originally forecast that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) would turn positive after three years and net operating profits would begin after four years, but now expects positive EBITDA...

NCC to fine APT and TWM NT$300,000 for late reporting roaming cooperation

Feb 17, 12:36

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 16 decided to fine Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM) NT$300,000 (US$9,509) each because APT signed to cooperate on 4G roaming services with TWM on September 25, 2014 but filed a report with the NCC as late as December 17...

Chunghwa Telecom aims at Taiwan 4G market share of 40% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:50

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded a market share of 38.6% of total 4G subscribers in Taiwan at the end of 2014 and aims to increase the market share to 40% and expand its 4G network to cover 99% of Taiwan's population in 2015, the company said at a February 16 investors conference.

China Mobile reaches 100 million TD-LTE users, says report

Feb 16, 12:08

China Mobile attained 100 million TD-LTE subscribers as of the end of January 2015 and aims to increase the number to 250 million by the end of 2015 and sell 200 million TD-LTE-enabling smartphones and data communication devices in 2015, according to a media report.

FET to deal out 2014 dividend per share of NT$3.75

Feb 16, 10:05

Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) board of directors on February 13 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 (US$0.12) for 2014, 6.53% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.52.

China to release FDD-LTE licenses, says report

Feb 13, 15:42

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will soon release FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom), according to China-based tech.qq.com.

Taiwan market: Fixed-line Internet-access speeds in 2014 same as advertised levels, says NCC

Feb 13, 15:10

Fixed-line broadband Internet-access speeds in Taiwan in 2014 were found to generally meet levels advertised by operators, with average download speeds reaching 93.3-110.3% of claimed levels and average upload speeds reaching 88.4-115.2%, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$0.46 per share for January

Feb 11, 12:02

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.57 billion (US$113 million) for January 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$0.46.

Taiwan market: NCC to release 2600MHz band units for 4G in 3Q15

Feb 10, 15:54

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will release 2600MHz frequency band units for operating 4G mobile communication services through open-bid competition in the third quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: CHT may start 4G Small Cell deployment in 2015

Feb 6, 10:51

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is likely to begin to deploy 4G Small Cells in a small volume in Taiwan in 2015, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Vee TIME, Vmax Telecom approved for upgrade from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1

Feb 5, 16:40

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved applications for upgrading WiMAX technology from version 1.0 to version 2.1 by Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in southern Taiwan, and Vmax Telecom in northern Taiwan, according to NCC.

Taiwan to release 190MHz frequency band in 2015, plans to release 150MHz in 2016-2017

Feb 4, 15:32

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will release frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating wireless communications in 2015 and plans to open and further 150MHz in 2016-2017.

TWM aims at 3 million 4G users in 2015

Jan 30, 14:45

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has 1.1 million 4G subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, company president James Jeng said at a January 29 investors conference.

Taiwan 4Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.437Tbps, says TWNIC

Jan 26, 11:04

Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.437Tbps as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 1.05% on quarter and 18.40% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taiwan market: CHT, Acer to jointly offer business-use communication solutions

Jan 23, 14:20

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Acer have signed a MoU for cooperation to offer integrated communication solutions, with enterprises and government organizations in Taiwan to be target customers and initial products to be available in the first half of 2015, according to CHT.

China December mobile phone user base grows to 1.286 billion, says MIIT

Jan 23, 11:28

There were 1.286 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2014, growing 0.40% on month and 4.64% on year. 485.26 million (37.73%) were 3G users and 875.22 million (68.05%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's...

Taiwan market: APT 2014 pre-tax loss reaches NT$10 billion

Jan 21, 12:04

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), a CDMA 2000 and a 4G operator in Taiwan, suffered pre-tax losses of NT$10.207 billion (US$332 million) in 2014, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: China Mobile may start deployment of TD-LTE Nanocell devices in 2H15

Jan 19, 15:10

In order to meet fast growing demand for TD-LTE, China Mobile is likely to kick off commercial deployment of Nanocell networks in the second half of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: CHT 2014 EPS NT$4.98

Jan 12, 14:35

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$2.34 billion (US$73.7 million) for December 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$4.98 for 2014.

Digitimes Research: Finland-based Ukko Mobile runs world's first LTE network on 450MHz band

Jan 8, 07:46

Finland-based mobile communication operator Ukko Mobile (Ukkoverkot in full name) has scored points in operation of the world's first LTE (4G) network on a low frequency band of 450MHz, providing valuable reference for mobile telecom carriers considering the adoption of Super Wi-Fi which is a technology...

Foxconn said to partner with Ericsson for 5G R&D

Newswatch - Dec 30, 22:30

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is preparing to invest NT$4 billion (US$126.16 million) and a team of 200 technicians for 5G communication technology development and is considering forming cooperation with the largest telecom carrier in Europe Ericsson, looking to join the...

Taiwan market: Fitel looking for bankruptcy trustee

Dec 30, 11:09

First International Telecom (Fitel), the only PHS mobile communication operator in Taiwan, has asked the government to help arrange for Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to become its bankruptcy trustee, according to company chairman Chang Min-yu.

Digitimes Research: China Mobile to have 80 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014

Dec 29, 15:13

China Mobile had the number of its TD-LTE subscribers growing to 54.45 million as of the end of October 2014 and is expected to see the number reach 80 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: PHS operator Fitel goes bankrupt

Dec 29, 14:34

First International Telecom (Fitel), the only PHS low-power mobile communication operator in Taiwan, has declared bankruptcy.

China telecom carriers set aggressive 4G smartphone sales goals, says report

Dec 29, 14:19

China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom) have been setting up LTE FDD/TD-LTE 4G networks in China, and have set aside budgets of CNY16 billion (US$2.58 billion) and CNY6 billion respectively to subsidize contract-bundled purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according to...

Taiwan market: NCC to probe 4G cooperation row

Dec 26, 11:27

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), which started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan on December 24, has seen its competitors file a complaint with the country's regulators about its use of another telecom carrier's network.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom kicks off 4G commercial operation

Dec 25, 11:36

Asia Pacific Telecom began commercial operation of 4G mobile communication services on December 24 and aims to have its 4G subscribers accounting for 15-20% of all 4G subscribers in Taiwan in 2015, according to the company.

China November mobile phone user base grows to 1.281 billion, says MIIT

Dec 23, 21:25

There were 1.281 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2014, a total that has grown by 0.34% on month and by 4.72% on year, with 481.03 million (37.55%) of them being 3G users and 869.73 million (67.89%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

NFV solution market to emerge in 2015: Q&A with Aruba CEO Dominic Orr

Dec 23, 14:14

The development of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions will become mature in 2015 and will result in tremendous business opportunities, Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, said during a recent interview with Digitimes.

Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks

China Mobile aims at 250 million TD-LTE users by end of 2015, says chairman

Dec 22, 14:42

China Mobile expects the number of its TD-LTE subscribers to reach 80 million by the end of 2014, far exceeding the original target of 50 million, and th enumber will reach 250 million by the end of 2015, according to company chairman Xi Guohua.

Taiwan market: FET expects 4G users to exceed 1 million by year end, says president

Dec 19, 11:23

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), based on applications for using 4G mobile communication services, is confident of attaining more than one million 4G subscribers by the end of 2014, according to company president Yvonne Li.

Taiwan market: Global Mobile allowed to upgrade to WiMAX 2.1

Dec 18, 15:37

Taiwan's National Communication Commission (NCC) has approved WiMAX operator Global Mobile's application to upgrade wireless communication technology from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1.

Digitimes Research: Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015

Dec 17, 15:47

Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: Global TD-LTE user base estimated at 96.1 million in 2014

Dec 12, 11:41

The total number of TD-LTE subscribers around the world will keep increasing to 96.1 million at the end of 2014, accounting for 21.6% of the global total number of LTE (4G) users. 81.8% of the total will be users in China, 8% in Saudi Arabia and 6.9% in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

CHT nets NT$4.68 per share for January-November

Dec 11, 11:41

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$2.83 billion (US$92 million) for November 2014, resulting in EPS of NT$4.68 for January-November.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to start 4G operation

Dec 10, 12:27

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has started trial operation of 4G mobile communication services and full commercial operation will begin on December 24.

Standardization of 5G begins as firms lay royalties groundwork, says ABI Research

Dec 9, 15:58

Work on new technologies that will form the foundation of 5G standards has been occurring for the last few years; however, the formal standard process has just begun.

Will Xiaomi get caught in the antitrust crossfire between China and Qualcomm?

Dec 5, 17:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is investigating Qualcomm's alleged monopolization of patents concerning smartphones through alleged unreasonable licensing terms dictated to China-based smartphone vendors and, according to China-based media reports, the investigation is focusing...

Taiwan market: Google launches Chromecast

Dec 5, 15:20

Google on December 4 launched Chromecast in the Taiwan market through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and KKBOX at a retail price of NT$1,390 (US$44.80), according to Google.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular offers low voice call pricing for pre-paid card users

Dec 4, 15:35

Taiwan Star Cellular on December 3 offered a uniform price of NT$2 (US$0.065) per minute for voice calls made by its 3G pre-paid card users, much lower than NT$2.80-6 per minute for within-network calls and NT$3.60-9.90 per minute for calls to other 3G networks or local land-lines offered by Chunghwa...

Digitimes Research: Global LTE users to reach 1.466 billion by 2016

Dec 1, 10:44

Global LTE users are expected to reach 445 million in 2014 and 1.466 billion in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

64 million LTE category 9 and 10 smartphones to ship in 2019, says ABI Research

Dec 1, 10:30

Category 9 or Category 10 LTE modems, which enable mobile broadband speeds in the downlink of up to 450Mbps, are expected to reach 64 million in 2019, according to ABI Research.

Taiwan market: 4G user base tops 2.1 million at end of October, says NCC

Nov 27, 12:33

The total number of 4G mobile communications subscribers in the Taiwan market increased to 2.103 million as of the end of October, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom raises target 4G user base for end of 2014

Nov 26, 15:10

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has upward adjusted its internal target of 4G subscribers for the end of 2014 to 1.3 million, according to industry sources.

TWM expects to reach 1.0 million 4G users at end of 2014, says president

Nov 24, 11:35

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects to reach one million 4G subscribers at the end of 2014, according to company president James Jeng.

China has 1.277 billion mobile phone users in October, says MIIT

Nov 21, 11:01

There were 1.277 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of October 2014, growing 0.32% on month and 5.01% on year. Of the subscribers, 481.58 million (37.72%) were 3G users and 874.13 million (68.47%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry...

Taiwan market: CHT to expand multimedia on demand services

Nov 21, 10:43

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is poised to extend its closed IPTV MOD (multimedia on demand) platform to open OTT (over the top) services as soon as the end of 2014, according to the company.

China Mobile expected to reach 70 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014

Nov 20, 21:20

China Mobile had 54.45 million TD-LTE subscribers at the end of October, surpassing its original goal of 50 million subscribers for the end of 2014, and based on the progress, is expected to attain 70 million subscribers at the end of 2014, according to industry sources.

China Mobile aims at 300 million TD-LTE users in 2016, says report

Nov 20, 15:07

China Mobile has more than 50 million TD-LTE mobile subscribers and aims at 300 million in 2016, according to China-based Tencent.

Apogee Optocom to be listed on Taiwan OTC market

Nov 20, 14:49

Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) bourse in mid-December 2014, according to the company. Its initial price is estimated at NT$35-40 per share.

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