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...
Huawei and ZTE top fiber-optic CPE market, says ABI Research
May 16, 16:11
Worldwide broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) shipments surpassed 146 million in 2013. Broadband subscriber net additions as well as existing customers upgrading to higher quality services will continue to drive the shipment of broadband CPE devices, according to ABI Research, which also said...
Asia Pacific Telecom to issue new shares for private placement
May 12, 12:20
Asia Pacific Telecom, the only CDMA 2000 mobile telecom carrier and one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will issue 826.4 million new shares for private placement to increase its paid-in capital by 25% from NT$33.056 billion (US$1.09 billion) currently to NT$42.320 billion, according...
Ambit Microsystems procures 4G equipment from NSN
May 2, 12:04
Ambit Microsystems, one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has procured 4G base station equipment worth US$178 million from Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), according to the company.
TWM to start 4G operations in July, says president
Apr 30, 10:44
Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the six next-generation (4G) licensees in Taiwan, will kick off commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency bend in July 2014, company president James Jeng said at an April 29 investors conference.
China March mobile phone user base up to 1.248 billion, says MIIT
Apr 30, 10:36
There were 1.248 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2014, growing 0.7% on month and 8.96% on year. 445.02 million (35.65%) were 3G users and 851.12 million (68.18%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...
Taiwan Star Cellular to acquire Vibo Telecom via stock swap
Apr 28, 10:30
Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six next-generation (4G) licensees in Taiwan, will hold a 100% stake in Vibo Telecom, a 3G mobile telecom carrier in Taiwan, through a stock swap of one Taiwan Star Cellular share for 3.05 Vibo shares, with the procedure to be finished by June 15, 2014, according to...
FET sees 1Q14 revenue proportion for non-voice services rise to 42.9%
Apr 28, 10:27
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, saw the non-voice-services proportion of its first-quarter 2014 total mobile communication revenues of NT$15.432 billion (US$509 million) increase to 42.9%, company president Yvonne Li announced at an...