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Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$23.1 billion, says NCC

Nov 26, 21:45

Bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communications on November 26 resulted in total bids of NT$23.100 billion (US$711 million), 60.42% over the total floor price, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: TWM withdraws from 4G bidding

Nov 26, 10:56

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has waived its bidding rights four times in Taiwan's auction for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands and therefore lost its rights to continue bidding in the competition pursuant to regulations concerned, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$22.55 billion, says NCC

Nov 25, 15:03

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communications on November 24 resulted in total bids of NT$22.55 billion (US$694 million), 56.6% over the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan 3Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.611Tbps, says TWNIC

Nov 24, 15:19

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.611Tbps as of the end of third-quarter 2015, increasing 3.23% on quarter and 13.28% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$22.12 billion, says NCC

Nov 24, 14:14

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communications on November 23 resulted in total bidding prices of NT$22.12 billion (US$681 million), 53.61% in excess of the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, HwaCom Systems cooperate to offer 4G-based ITS solution

Nov 20, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), industrial computing solution provider Advantech and information, network, telecom integration service provider HwaCom Systems on November 19 signed an MoU for cooperation to offer a 4G-based ITS (intelligent transportation system) solution, according to Advantech.

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$18.66 billion on 3rd day, says NCC

Nov 20, 10:34

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands available for 4G mobile communications, on November 19, resulted in total bidding prices of NT$18.66 billion (US$574 million), 29.58% higher than the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Open bid for 2,500-2,600MHz band units reaches NT$15.07 billion on first day, says NCC

Nov 18, 12:00

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 17 started open-bid competition for six 2,500-2,600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz available for 4G mobile communication operation, with bidding prices reaching a total of NT$15.07 billion (US$464 million), which...

Advantech acquires B+B SmartWorx to expand in industrial telecom network market

Nov 17, 16:02

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will spend US$99.85 million acquiring wireless/wired network solution provider B+B SmartWorx from Graham Partners. B+B SmartWorx's operation team will remain unchanged, but will cooperate with Advantech's industrial automation business...

Taiwan market: FET offers rental smartphones

Nov 17, 11:19

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has announced the offering of rental smartphones bundled with a 2-year contract at monthly rents of NT$297-397 (US$9.10-12.20) in the Taiwan market, becoming the first to offer such rental services among local mobile telecom carriers.

Digitimes Research: Global LTE users to grow to 945 million by year-end 2015

Nov 16, 15:32

According to Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), there were 755 million LTE mobile communication subscribers around the world at the end of June 2015. Digitimes Research forecasts the global LTE user base will increase to 945 million at the end of 2015 and 1.466 billion in 2016.

Production value of Taiwan telecommunication industry to grow 8.5% in 2016, says IEK

Newswatch - Nov 12, 10:21

The production value of Taiwan's telecommunication industry is expected to grow 8.5% on year to NT$1.15 trillion (US$35.18 billion) in 2016, driven by strong sales of personal terminal-end mobile devices, according to government-backed Industrial Economics Knowledge Center (IEK).

NCC rejects Global Mobile application to renew WiMAX license

Nov 11, 14:30

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 10 rejected an application by Global Mobile to renew its WiMAX license which will expire on December 10, 2015, according to NCC.

CHT nets NT$4.71 per share for January-October

Nov 11, 12:24

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.20 billion (US$98.5 million) for October 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$4.71 for January-October.

China mobile phone users reach 1.3 billion in September, says MIIT

Nov 10, 11:46

China had 1.3 billion mobile communication service subscribers as of the end of September 2015, growing 0.28% sequentially and 2.14% on year. Of the subscribers, 427.41 million (32.88%) and 302.39 million (23.26%) used 3G and 4G services respectively, and 948.07 million (72.94%) were mobile Internet-access...

Taiwan market: CHT offers subsidies for 2G upgrade to 4G

Nov 9, 15:30

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is offering subsidies in addition to those to be provided by the government to encourage 2G subscribers to shift to 4G, according to the company.

Taiwan market: CHT cooperates with iPASS to offer NFC-based OTA services

Nov 6, 14:44

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced the offering of NFC-based OTA (over the air) mobile payment services through cooperation with iPASS, a provider of electronic mobile payment cards.

NCC to release 2,500-2,600MHz band units for 4G

Nov 6, 11:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced it will release six 2,500-2,600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz available for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in multiple rounds beginning November 17.

NCC gives green light to merger of Asia Pacific Telecom with Ambit Microsystems

Nov 5, 15:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 4 approved the merger with Ambit Microsystems proposed by 4G mobile communication operator Asia Pacific Telecom and investment in Ambit proposed by Taiwan Mobile (TWM), another 4G operator, according to NCC.

Foxconn integrates servers into telecommunication business

Nov 4, 15:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently integrated its server business into the telecommunication product business and will be led by Foxconn vice president Lu Fang-ming.

Chunghwa Telecom aims at over 4.2 million 4G users by end of 2015

Oct 30, 15:23

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) had 3.56 million 4G mobile communication subscribers at the end of September 2015 and aims to have over 4.2 million at the end of 2015, the company said at an October 29 investors conference.

FET may compete for TDD-LTE frequency band

Oct 29, 22:32

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is likely to compete for frequency band units designated for TDD-LTE 4G in the open bid to be held by the National Communications Commission (NCC) in November 2015, company president Yvonne Li said at an October 28 investors conference.

MediaTek to attract investment from China Mobile, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 23, 10:47

China Mobile will make an equity investment in MediaTek to form a strategic alliance with the Taiwan-based IC design house, according to a recent Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

NCC to allow foreign indirect investment in terrestrial TV broadcast business

Oct 16, 14:22

While Taiwan's existing laws prohibit foreign investments in the terrestrial TV broadcast business, the National Communications Commission (NCC) has drawn up draft Regulatory Rules on Terrestrial TV Broadcast Business and Channels which permit foreign investors to hold a less than 20% stake through...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$4.30 per share for January-September

Oct 12, 10:39

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.80 billion (US$116 million) for September 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$4.30 for January-September.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch 1Gbps/600Mbps Internet-access services

Oct 8, 15:29

The National Communications Commission (NCC) on October 7 approved the pricing for 1Gbps/600Mbps and 500Mbps/250Mbps fixed-line broadband Internet-access services proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with the services to be launched in the Taiwan market soon, according to NCC.

NCC cancels approval of Global Mobile changes in infrastructure construction

Oct 5, 15:20

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on October 4 announced the cancellation of its approval of changes in infrastructure construction requested by WiMAX operator Global Mobile.

4G smartphone market takes off as telecoms drive mobile broadband development, says TrendForce

Oct 5, 11:43

There has been an explosive growth in the number of 4G network users worldwide in 2015. According to TrendForce, sales of global 4G-enabled smartphones will reach 450 million units worldwide in 2015. The convenience and seamless connection of the mobile network encourages consumer usage, while the...

Digitimes Research: China boosting economic transformation via developing IoT, big data, cloud

Sep 30, 15:40

In March 2015, China's Premier Li Keqiang announced the Internet of Things (IoT) plus concept, looking to accelerate industry transformation and will treat the concept as a new core of the country's economic development. Digitimes Research has found that China's strategy to raise its GDP growth by...

China August mobile phone users reach 1.296 billion, says MIIT

Sep 30, 11:50

There were 1.296 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of August 2015, growing 0.12% on month and 2.30% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: 8.66 million 4G users in August, says NCC

Sep 30, 11:39

The total number of 4G mobile communication subscribers in the Taiwan market increased by 730,000 to 8.664 million in August, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: NCC to auction 2,600MHz spectrum in 4Q15

Sep 25, 15:48

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has delayed the auction of the 2,600MHz spectrum from the third quarter to the fourth. The bidding will be conducted online.

China Unicom focuses on 4G mobile network deployment, says report

Sep 25, 11:44

China Unicom will temporarily stop expansion of 3G networks and concentrate investment on expanding 4G ones, according to China-based

Foxconn to focus on small cell, RRH, Cloud RAN applications for 5G industry

Sep 24, 16:03

Commenting on Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) current plans for the 5G industry during the 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum, Foxconn vice president Lu Fang-ming said that Foxconn will mainly focus on small cell, remote radio head (RRH) module and...

Taiwan poised to develop 5G technology

Sep 23, 15:38

The Taiwan government has set aside a two-year budget of US$50 million specifically to boost Taiwan's participation in international specification of 5G technology standards.

Taiwan market: Alcatel-Lucent, CHT to jointly to deploy network

Sep 15, 11:18

Alcatel-Lucent on September 14 announced a partnership with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to establish a fixed-line broadband Internet-access network based on integration of GPON (gigabit passive optical network) with technology in Taiwan, the first commercial deployment around the world.

Cathay Real Estate, Cathay Life Insurance subscribe for new shares of Taiwan Star Cellular

Sep 14, 20:56

Cathay Real Estate and Cathay Life Insurance, two members of the Cathay Group, on September 14 announced the subscription of 65 million new shares issued by 4G operator Taiwan Star Cellular at NT$650 million (US$19.9 million) and 20 million priced at NT$200 million respectively.

Chunghwa Telecom procures 3G network equipment from Nokia

Stockwatch - Sep 14, 13:57

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has procured 3G base stations and network devices worth NT$834 million (US$25.5 million) in total from Nokia Solutions and Networks, according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.81 per share for January-August

Sep 11, 11:06

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on September 10 reported net profit of NT$3.91 billion (US$120 million) for August 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$3.81 for January-August.

Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group

Newswatch - Sep 3, 10:08

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to expand its cooperation with Korea's SK Group to include semiconductors, telecom services and energy, in addition to current cooperation focusing on IT services and ODM handset production, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: CHT partners with Microsoft to provide cloud computing services

Aug 27, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with Microsoft for cooperation on Cloud Solution Provider and Cloud OS Network, with CHT responsible for providing Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing services on a rental basis for CHT's enterprise and government subscribers.

China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.295 billion, says MIIT

Aug 26, 11:39

There were 1.295 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of July 2015, growing 0.13% sequentially and 2.47% on year, and 444.08 million (34.30%) of them were 3G users, 250.52 million (19.35%) 4G users and 937.43 million (72.41%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...

Alibaba, Qihoo 360 set to enter China smartphone market

Aug 24, 21:57

More China-based Internet service providers are looking to enter the local smartphone market later in the second half of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's IC design houses.

China Mobile, China Telecom post mixed 1H15 revenues

Aug 21, 15:40

China Mobile on August 20 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, with consolidated revenues reaching CNY340.727 billion (US$54.77 billion) up 4.94%, while China Telecom posted revenues of CNY164.953 billion, decreasing 0.6%, according to the companies.

China Unicom, China Telecom setting up FDD LTE networks, say reports

Aug 21, 11:05

China Unicom and China Telecom have been actively establishing FDD LTE networks in China since they obtained FDD LTE licenses in late February 2015, and aim to complete installing 500,000 and 460,000 base stations, respectively, by the end of 2015, according to China-based media reports.

India mobile services market to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Aug 20, 21:40

Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015, an increase of 5% from 837 million connections in 2014, according to Gartner. Spending on mobile services will grow 4% to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular opens online store

Aug 20, 21:23

Taiwan Star Cellular, a 4G mobile telecom carrier in Taiwan, on August 20 announced the opening of its online store as an auxiliary retail channel to its retail chains.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom reaches 400,000 4G users

Aug 20, 11:07

Asia Pacific Telecom has 400,000 subscribers of 4G mobile communication services, aiming to reach 700,000-800,000 by year-end 2015, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.

Taiwan to boost smart city application services

Aug 20, 10:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed with four 4G mobile telecom carriers to subsidize their developments of 4G-based smart city application services.

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies for their carrier aggregation (CA) solutions for the 4G network, according to Digitimes Research.

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