Taiwan starts LWA 4G+Wi-Fi commercial operation
Feb 24, 15:43
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), networking/communication device maker SerComm, IC design house MediaTek and smartphone vendor HTC have jointly announced the beginning of commercial operation of LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA) 4G+Wi-Fi services, with CHT becoming the first such operator around the world.
Taiwan approves Dynami Vision acquisition of Macquarie APTT Management
Feb 23, 11:07
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the acquisition of a 100% stake in Singapore-based Macquarie APTT Management, a contract managing company of Singapore-based Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT), at US$4.5 million proposed by Singapore-registered Dynami Vision with 22 strings...
Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile to collaborate on 5G NR trials at 3.5 GHz
Feb 22, 16:35
Qualcomm, ZTE, and China Mobile have announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed by 3GPP. The trials will operate in sub-6 GHz mid-band spectrum at 3.5 GHz and intend to drive the mobile ecosystem toward...
Taiwan market: kbro to upgrade cable modem access to Internet to 500Mbps
Feb 22, 11:34
Cable TV MSO (multi-system operator) kbro has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$2.8 billion (US$90.3 million) for 2017 mainly to upgrade its cable modem-based Internet-access services to a maximum download speed of 500Mbps at the end of the year, according to company president Wang Hong-s...
Chunghwa Telecom to launch LWA network
Feb 21, 14:10
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will open a commercial LTE/Wi-Fi Aggregation (LWA) network on February 23, making it the world's first telecom operator to launch LWA, according to CHT. LWA technology standards were approved by 3GPP in June 2016.
FET ties up with IBM to promote SAP HANA business solutions
Feb 20, 15:31
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has signed a cooperation agreement with IBM to jointly promote SAP HANA cloud platform to the business sector. The cloud platform offers integrated business intelligence and delivers smart applications that leverage advanced analytic processing.
FET sees revenues to stay flat in 2017
Feb 16, 11:57
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects its revenues to reach NT$94.359 billion (US$3.069 billion) in 2017, which will be almost flat as compared to NT$94.344 billion recorded a year earlier.
Trend Micro working with NEC on carrier-grade NFV security
Feb 13, 14:59
Trend Micro recently announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems...
Taiwan Mobile to offer 1Gbps service in 2018
Feb 9, 15:08
Taiwan Mobile will continue to expand its hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) broadband networks to enable a data transmission speeds of 1Gbps in 2018, according to company president James Jeng.
IBM, Nokia and AT&T get together to foster trust in IoT
Feb 9, 12:15
In a 2016 AT&T survey, 58% of the companies they spoke to stated that were not confident in the security of their IoT devices. This is not surprising considering that in the past three years, AT&T has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices.
KT, LG U+, SK Telecom post mixed growth in 4Q16 net operating profits, says paper
Feb 7, 15:26
Korea Telecom (KT), LG U+ and SK Telecom, the three largest South Korea-based telecom carriers, have reported fourth-quarter 2016 net operating profits of KRW226.3 billion (US$196 million), down 15.3% on year, KRW184.4 billion up 63.0%, and KRW301.9 billion down 28.8%, according to South Korea-based...
Chunghwa Telecom aims to turn MOD operations profitable
Feb 6, 16:03
Chunghwa Telecom will strive to improve the operation of its MOD (multimedia on demand) business and drive the money-losing business unit to become a profitable one within two years, according to company chairman Cheng Yu.
Taiwan Mobile expects revenues to grow mildly in 2017
Newswatch - Jan 26, 10:29
Taiwan-based mobile telecom operator Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its revenues to grow 2% on year to NT$118.85 billion (US$3.793 billion) in 2017, while operating income will decline 7% to NT$18.56 billion.
China December mobile communication user base grows to 1.322 billion, says MIIT
Jan 24, 22:15
There were 1.322 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2016, increasing 0.17% on month and 1.24% on year, of which 170.81 million (12.92%) of which were 3G users, 769.95 million (58.24%) were 4G users and 1.094 billion (82.75%) were mobile Internet-access...
FET posts EPS of NT$3.50 for 2016
Jan 12, 15:08
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$94.344 billion (US$2.97 billion) and net profits of NT$11.391 billion for 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.50 for the year compared to NT$3.52 of a year earlier.
Chunghwa Telecom reports flat performance for December
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:55
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced revenues of NT$20.71 billion (US$648.55 million) for December, down 1.9% from a year earlier. Net profits for the month reached NT$1.97 billion, decreasing 34.1% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.25 for the period.
CHT sets 2017 capex budget at NT$29 billion
Jan 4, 10:59
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has tentatively set its capex budget for 2017 at NT$29 billion (US$900.74 million), up from NT$27 billion spent a year earlier, according to company president Sheih Chi-mau.
Chunghwa Telecom appoints new president
Dec 30, 12:19
Chunghwa Telecom's board of directors on December 29 appointed Sheih Chi-mau, currently executive vice president, as the new president to succeed Shih Mu-piao who will retire on January 4, 2017.
China November mobile communication user base grows to 1.32 billion, says MIIT
Dec 26, 10:44
There were 1.32 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2016, increasing 0.13% on month and 1.23% on year, and 182.73 million (13.85%) were 3G users, 734.49 million (55.66%) 4G users, and 1.074 billion (81.38%) mobile Internet-access users, according...
China Mobile brings forward schedule for developing 5G
Dec 23, 15:57
The largest China-based mobile telecom carrier, China Mobile, will undertake large-scale testing of 5G networks in 2017, testing in 2018, and begin commercial operations of 5G networks around China starting 2020, according to China-based Tencent.
Taiwan Mobile to reduce capex for 2017
Dec 20, 14:15
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its capex for 2017 to be significantly lower than the amount it spent in 2016 due to decreased spending on establishing network infrastructure, according to company president James Jeng.
Taiwan market: NCC asks CHT to lower IP peering fee rate
Dec 15, 14:50
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has asked Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to consider lowering IP peering fee rate from NT$314 (US$9.86)/MB currently to NT$170/MB next year, a level close to the average of US$5.5/MB in the Asia Pacific region.
CastleNet lands cable modem orders from Thomson, says paper
Newswatch - Dec 14, 11:19
Networking device maker CastleNet Technology has obtained 3-year ODM orders for cable modems from France-based Thomson, with shipments to begin in first-half 2017, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom attains 1.6 million 4G users
Dec 13, 12:18
Asia Pacific Telecom has attained 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers, exceeding the target of 1.4 million ones for the end of 2016, according to president Tim Chen on December 12, the second anniversary of starting 4G operation in the Taiwan market.
Telecom operator FET reports flat performance for November
Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:20
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$8.006 billion (US$251.89 million) for November, down 0.06% on month but up 5.1% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November totaled NT$86.221 billion, decreasing 2.9% on year.
CHT sees November revenues down on year
Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:19
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported revenues of NT$18.95 billion (US$596.22 million) for November, up 1.4% on month but down 8.7% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November amounted to NT$209.3 billion, decreasing 0.7% from a year earlier.
Chunghwa Telecom to appoint new chairman
Dec 9, 16:00
Rick Tsai, chairman of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), is to step down and be replaced by a CHT board member Cheng Yu. The Taiwan government has confirmed Cheng's appointment.