China March mobile communication user base grows to 1.346 billion
Apr 25, 13:48
There were 1.346 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2017, increasing 0.59% on month and 4.07% on year, and 161.03 million (11.96%) were 3G users, 836.22 million (62.15%) were 4G users and 1.138 billion (84.59%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...
Taiwan 1Q17 international Internet bandwidth stands at 2.095Tbps, says TWNIC
Apr 25, 13:46
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 2.095Tbps as of the end of the first quarter of 2017, increasing 1.38% on quarter and 22.13% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
Taiwan market: CHT expects significant revenues from IoT platform
Apr 25, 12:03
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is to promote its in-house developed IoT platform to the business sector and aims to generate revenues of over NT$10 billion (US$33.04 million) a year from IoT applications within five years, according to company president Hsieh Chi-mao.
Taiwan market: NCC to release more 4G band units
Apr 20, 11:14
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has indicated that it will for the third time release 2100MHz and 1800MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 150MHz for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in October 2017.
Digitimes Research: China FTTH user base growing fast
Apr 18, 21:00
The China government began to implement the Broadband China policy in 2013 and consequently fiber-optic infrastructure has been widely established. The number of FTTH subscribers quickly increased to 227.7 million as of the end of 2016, accounting for 76.6% of all fixed-line broadband Internet-access...
Far EasTone revenues stay flat on month in March
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:06
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$7.356 billion (US$240.17 million), up 0.55% on month but down 7.98% on year. Net profits for the month reached NT$963 million or NT$0.3 per share.
Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.24 per share for January-March
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 23:46
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.04 billion (US$593 million), net operating profit of NT$3.62 billion and net profit of NT$3.07 billion for March, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$54.53 billion, net operating profit of NT$11.53 billion, net profit of...
Huawei sees slight growth in 2016 profit
Apr 5, 11:41
China-based telecom equipment and smartphone vendor Huawei Technologies has released its 2016 financial report, posting net profit of CNY37.052 billion (US$5.38 billion), up 0.38%.
Digitimes Research: 3G/4G to become mainstream technology in India in 2016-2017
Mar 27, 11:47
India, with the number of its mobile users already exceeding one billion in 2015, the number of its broadband users accounting for 44.9% of Internet-access subscribers in the first half of 2016 and its GDP expected to grow at a pace of 8% by 2020, has become a highly anticipated mobile communication...
China Mobile 2016 net profit up 0.2% on year
Mar 24, 11:29
The largest China-based mobile telecom carrier China Mobile on March 23 released its financial report for 2016, recording consolidated revenues of CNY708.421 billion (US$106.7 billion), increasing 6% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY256.677 billion,...
China Unicom 2016 net profit slump 94.1%
Mar 17, 10:44
China Unicom on March 15 released its financial report for 2016, posting consolidated revenues of CNY240.98 billion (US$36.29 billion), growing 2.4% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY79.50 billion, down 9.1%, and net profit of CNY630 million, down 94.1...
China market: ZTE names new chairman
Mar 17, 10:38
China-based telecom equipment maker ZTE has named Yin Yimin as its new chairman with immediate effect. ZTE said outgoing chairman Zhao Xianming has resigned from the chairmanship but will continue to serve as president.
Digitimes Research: Growth in global 4G user base to slow down beginning 2017
Mar 13, 22:21
The global number of LTE (4G) mobile communication subscribers quickly increased to 1.935 billion at the end of 2016 according to statistics by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), but because the 4G user density (the number of 4G users divided by the population) in China is nearly 60% and...
Chunghwa Telecom sees profits down in February
Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:34
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profits of NT$3.01 billion (US$96.96 million) for February, down 21.2% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.39 for the month.
Taiwan to release more frequency bands for 4G
Mar 9, 14:32
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on March 8 indicated that it plans to release frequency bands with a total bandwidth of 150MHz for 4G mobile communications, with open-bids expected to be completed at the end of 2017.
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...