Qualcomm announces 5G modem solution
Newswatch - Oct 19, 11:14
Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, making Qualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution.
Taiwan market: MSO Taiwan Optical Platform to acquire 65% stake in EBC
Stockwatch - Oct 17, 11:35
Taiwan Optical Platform (TOP), a MSO (multi-system operator) of cable TV, has said it will acquire a 61% stake in Eastern Broadcasting Co. (EBC), a cable TV channel operator, from US-based Carlyle Group, and an additional 4% from EBC employees, taking a total 65% stake at an estimated NT$11.124 billion...
Taiwan Mobile appoints new chairman
Oct 13, 15:08
Taiwan Mobile has announced the appointment of Daniel Tsai to serve as its new chairman, replacing incumbent Richard Tsai, who will assume the chairmanship left by Daniel Tsai at Fubon Financial Holdings.
Taiwan Mobile September revenues down slightly
Stockwatch - Oct 11, 14:06
Taiwan Mobile has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.5 billion (US$301.82 million) for September 2016, down 0.63% from the previous month. EBITDA for September dropped to NT$2.8 billion, from NT$2.88 a month earlier.
CHT September revenues increase
Stockwatch - Oct 11, 11:04
Chunghwa Telecom has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.154 billion (US$640.33 million)f or September, representing a 2.34% increase on month and 7.71% increase on year.
Taiwan market: MSOs to procure over 6.5 million STBs by end of 2017
Oct 7, 11:13
Taiwan's National Communications Commission aims to complete 100% digitization of cable TV networks around Taiwan by the end of 2017. MSOs (multi-system operators) are expected to procure more than 6.5 million STBs (set-top boxes) to meet the target, according to industry sources.
TAICS to cooperate with US TIA on 5G, IoT
Sep 30, 14:26
The Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) on September 29 signed a MoU with US Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) for cooperation on development and application of 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, according to TAICS.
Telecommunications and automotive players form 5G Automotive Association
Sep 29, 11:30
Audi AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have announced the formation of the 5G Automotive Association. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration...
Digitimes Research: TD-LTE development faces disadvantages
Sep 26, 16:02
Development of TD-LTE, in comparison with that of FDD LTE, has been faced with some disadvantages, mainly because few globally first-tier mobile telecom carriers have adopted the technology, 80% of TD-LTE subscribers around the world are in China, and total bandwidth of frequency band units assigned...
Taiwan market: NCC urges smooth shift from 2G to 3G/4G
Sep 23, 15:01
As Taiwan's operating licenses for GSM 2G mobile communication will expire June 30, 2017 and 2G services will end beginning July 1, 2017, the National Communications Commission (NCC) has urged mobile telecom carriers to gradually shift their 2G subscribers to 3G or 4G through appropriate measures to...
FET unveils first 5G lab in Taiwan
Sep 20, 15:29
Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has unveiled the first 5G laboratory ever established in Taiwan through cooperation with Ericsson. The lab, which is also the world's 25th 5G labs, is the ninth of such fab that can reach a wireless data transfer speed of 1Gbps, according...
Taiwan market: APT to set up GSM network for voice communications
Sep 19, 15:16
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has disclosed it has obtained approval from Taiwan's National Communications Commission for establishing a GSM network on a 900MHz frequency band unit with bandwidth of 5MHz specifically for providing voice communication services for its 4G subscribers.
Japan market: SoftBank to adopt massive MIMO for 4G networks
Sep 13, 11:26
Japan-based mobile telecom carrier SoftBank will adopt massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) for 100 of its 4G base stations in 43 cities around Japan beginning September 16 in an attempt to improve efficiency of frequency band units and data transfer speeds at terminal users, according to...
China July mobile communication user base grows to 1.304 billion, says MIIT
Sep 12, 21:02
There were 1.304 billion mobile communication service subscribers in China as of the end of July 2016, increasing 0.30% on month and 0.73% on year, and 211.28 million (16.20%), of which were 3G users, 646.31 million (49.55%) were 4G users and 1.049 billion (80.40%) were mobile Internet-access users,...
Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.77 per share for January-August
Stockwatch - Sep 12, 10:28
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$19.69 billion (US$621 million), net operating profit of NT$4.08 billion and net profit of NT$3.37 billion for August 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$151.50 billion, net operating profit of NT$34.61 billion, net profit of NT$29.28...
Taiwan Mobile, FET report earnings for August
Stockwatch - Sep 12, 10:24
Taiwan Mobile has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.56 billion (US$303.2 million) and an EBITDA of NT$2.88 billion for August. Net profits totaled NT$1.4 billion or NT$0.51 per share.
Taiwan market: Acer, CHT jointly launch smart mobile office solutions
Aug 24, 12:17
Acer Communications and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have jointly launched smart mobile office solutions for the Taiwan market. The smart mobile office solutions are based on Acer's abPBX switch systems paired with CHT's 4G and fiber-optic networks, according to the companies.
SerComm, Gemtek ramping up small cell production
Aug 23, 15:09
Taiwan-based networking device makers SerComm and Gemtek Technology have continued to strengthen their deployments in the small cell sector and will begin to ramp up shipments of related products, according to industry sources.
China Mobile sees on-year growth in 1H16
Aug 12, 16:18
China Mobile has reported first-half 2016 operating revenues of CNY370.351 billion (US$56.68 billion) increasing 7.1% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY134.350 billion up 2.9%, operating profit CNY66.131 billion up 5.5% and net profit CNY60.618 billion...
Sigfox hopes to cooperate with Taiwan makers
Aug 3, 15:26
Sigfox, a France-based developer of low-power long-range wireless communication technology specifically for IoT, hopes to cooperate with Taiwan-based semiconductor and device makers because IoT entails a large volume of sensor and terminal devices and Taiwan-based makers are competitive in manufacturing...
CHT spends only 22.2% of 2016 capex in 1H16
Jul 29, 15:03
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set aside a capital expenditure (capex) budget of NT$30.6 billion (US$956 million) for 2016, but actual spending totaled only NT$6.8 billion, or 22.2% of the budget in the first half of the year, according to statistics released by the company.
Digitimes Research: MWC Shanghai focuses on smart services
Jul 25, 15:20
While Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona during February 22-25 focused on unveiling of new smartphones and exhibiting advance telecom technologies, MWC Shanghai 2016 during June 29-July 1 featured smart service applications and the telecom industry ecosystem in China, according to Digitimes...
TWM to cooperate with Nokia in 5G
Jul 21, 21:09
Mobile Telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on July 21 signed an MoU with Nokia for 5G cooperation consisting of progress from 5G laboratories to a 5G experimental network and forming a strategic alliance, according to TWM.
China Mobile 4G user base tops 428 million
Jul 21, 15:29
China Mobile saw its number of 4G (TD-LTE and FDD-LTE) mobile subscribers increase by 19.225 million in June to 428.541 million at the end of the month, according to the company.
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market
Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29
Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...
TWM, FET net NT$2.90, NT$.84 per share for January-June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 21:59
Mobile telecom carriers Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported its financial performance for June, recording net EPS of NT$2.90 (US$0.090) and that of NT$1.84 respectively for January-June, according to the companies.
Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.93 per share for 1H16
Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:16
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 7 reported its financial performance for June with consolidated revenues of NT$19.05 billion, operating profit of NT$4.06 billion, net profit of NT$3.74 billion and net EPS of NT$0.48.
China May mobile communication user base grows to 1.297 billion, says MIIT
Jun 29, 14:33
There were 1.297 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2016, increasing 0.14% on month and 0.33% on year, and 237.98 million (18.35%) were 3G users, 584.58 million (45.09%) were 4G users and 1.028 billion (79.26%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...
Qualcomm eyes future roll out of 5G SoC solutions
Jun 29, 13:42
Qualcomm aims to roll out the world's first 5G SoC solution, as 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is expected to finalize 5G technology standards sometime in 2018, according to company engineering vice president Durga Prasad Malladi. Products could come as soon as the 2018-2019 time frame.
LTE Cat-M1, LTE Cat-NB1 to become mainstream IoT technology, says Qualcomm
Jun 29, 11:37
While 5G mobile communication technology is expected to play an essential role in IoT (Internet of Things) applications, two narrowband LTE technology standards - LTE Cat-M1 (machine type communication) and LTE Cat-NB1 in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) Release 13 - will become mainstream...
CHT to purchase 4G equipment from Ericsson and Nokia, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 27, 15:01
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced that it plans to purchase up to NT$2.49 billion (US$76.72 million) and NT$1.947billion of 4G equipment from Ericsson and Nokia, respectively, in the second half of 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Taiwan market: APT to launch VoWiFi services
Jun 24, 15:42
Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) plans to launch new LTE telecom services, including VoWiFi, according to company chairman Fang-ming Lu.