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...
Taiwan market: TWM kicks off 4G operations
Jun 5, 16:03
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) began 4G commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band on June 4 and aims at 500,000 subscribers, for a market share of 35-40% at the end of 2014, according to the company.
Ambit to subscribe to new shares of Asia Pacific Telecom
Stockwatch - May 26, 21:53
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on May 26 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Ambit Microsystems, one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees, signed a letter of intent with Asia Pacific Telecom, also a 4G licensee, for subscription of 582.888 million...
China April mobile phone user base grows to 1.252 billion, says MIIT
May 26, 10:27
There were 1.252 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2014, growing 0.28% on month and 8.38% on year. 454.20 million (36.28%) 3G users and 848.05 million (67.74%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...
Global LTE user base to exceed 205 million in 2Q14, says MIC
May 26, 10:17
There will be 238 LTE mobile communication operators in 101 countries with 205.267 million subscribers in total in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry.
Taiwan market: TWM to launch own-brand 3G, 4G smartphones, 4G tablet
May 23, 11:49
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on May 22 unveiled two own-brand 4G smartphones, the Amazing X1 and Amazing X2, an own-brand 3G smartphone, the Amazing A8, and an own-brand 4G-supporting tablet, the Amazing P6, for launch in June 2014, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: LTE users to reach 335 million in 2014
May 20, 11:55
Japan- and Korea-based operators have been aggressively promoting their LTE services. Their counterparts In Latin America and Europed have also been accelerating the process towards commercialization for LTE. The number of LTE users worldwide surpassed 200 million in 2013, up 130 million from 2012...