Taiwan market: CHT signs smart city deals with 15 local governments
Mar 24, 15:19
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been promoting smart city solutions as a focus of its development of ICT (information and communication technology) applications and services and has signed MoUs with 15 local governments in Taiwan to boost smart city business, according to the company.
China Mobile to cut 2015 capex
Mar 20, 15:33
China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY199.7 billion (US$31.9 billion) for 2015, decreasing 6.46% from its actual expenditures in 2014, according to the company.
China February mobile phone user base reaches 1.289 billion, says MIIT
Mar 19, 11:47
There were 1.289 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2015, slipping by 0.08% on month but growing by 4.01% on year, and 485.51 million (37.65%) of them were 3G users and 883.40 million (68.51%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015
Mar 13, 16:01
With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...
National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company
Mar 13, 15:59
National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...
China Mobile applies for FDD LTE license
Mar 10, 14:35
China Mobile has applied for an FDD LTE license with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), according to company chairman Xi Guahua.
Taiwan to release more 4G frequency bands in 3Q15
Mar 2, 14:14
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 25 announced plans to release a total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating 4G mobile communication services through open bid in the third quarter of 2015. This is the second bid held in Taiwan following the first in October 2013.
Chunghwa Telecom sets up OTT task force
Mar 2, 10:46
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set up a task force of about 20 members to specifically promote OTT (over the top) video and services to consumers and enterprises, according to company chairman Rick Tsai.
China January mobile phone user base grows to 1.290 billion, says MIIT
Mar 2, 10:43
There were 1.29 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2015, growing 0.34% on month and 4.47% on year, and 485.05 million (37.59%) of them were 3G users, 117.87 million (9.13%) were 4G users and 880.14 million (68.20%) were mobile Internet-access users,...
Chunghwa Telecom expects profits from 4G to come ahead of schedule
Feb 25, 11:57
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan in late May 2014 and originally forecast that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) would turn positive after three years and net operating profits would begin after four years, but now expects positive EBITDA...
NCC to fine APT and TWM NT$300,000 for late reporting roaming cooperation
Feb 17, 12:36
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 16 decided to fine Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM) NT$300,000 (US$9,509) each because APT signed to cooperate on 4G roaming services with TWM on September 25, 2014 but filed a report with the NCC as late as December 17...
Chunghwa Telecom aims at Taiwan 4G market share of 40% in 2015
Feb 16, 20:50
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded a market share of 38.6% of total 4G subscribers in Taiwan at the end of 2014 and aims to increase the market share to 40% and expand its 4G network to cover 99% of Taiwan's population in 2015, the company said at a February 16 investors conference.
China Mobile reaches 100 million TD-LTE users, says report
Feb 16, 12:08
China Mobile attained 100 million TD-LTE subscribers as of the end of January 2015 and aims to increase the number to 250 million by the end of 2015 and sell 200 million TD-LTE-enabling smartphones and data communication devices in 2015, according to a media report.
FET to deal out 2014 dividend per share of NT$3.75
Feb 16, 10:05
Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) board of directors on February 13 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 (US$0.12) for 2014, 6.53% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.52.
China to release FDD-LTE licenses, says report
Feb 13, 15:42
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will soon release FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom), according to China-based tech.qq.com.
TWM aims at 3 million 4G users in 2015
Jan 30, 14:45
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has 1.1 million 4G subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, company president James Jeng said at a January 29 investors conference.
Taiwan 4Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.437Tbps, says TWNIC
Jan 26, 11:04
Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.437Tbps as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 1.05% on quarter and 18.40% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
China December mobile phone user base grows to 1.286 billion, says MIIT
Jan 23, 11:28
There were 1.286 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2014, growing 0.40% on month and 4.64% on year. 485.26 million (37.73%) were 3G users and 875.22 million (68.05%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's...
Taiwan market: CHT 2014 EPS NT$4.98
Jan 12, 14:35
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$2.34 billion (US$73.7 million) for December 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$4.98 for 2014.
Foxconn said to partner with Ericsson for 5G R&D
Newswatch - Dec 30, 22:30
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is preparing to invest NT$4 billion (US$126.16 million) and a team of 200 technicians for 5G communication technology development and is considering forming cooperation with the largest telecom carrier in Europe Ericsson, looking to join the...
Taiwan market: Fitel looking for bankruptcy trustee
Dec 30, 11:09
First International Telecom (Fitel), the only PHS mobile communication operator in Taiwan, has asked the government to help arrange for Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to become its bankruptcy trustee, according to company chairman Chang Min-yu.
China telecom carriers set aggressive 4G smartphone sales goals, says report
Dec 29, 14:19
China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom) have been setting up LTE FDD/TD-LTE 4G networks in China, and have set aside budgets of CNY16 billion (US$2.58 billion) and CNY6 billion respectively to subsidize contract-bundled purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according to...
Taiwan market: NCC to probe 4G cooperation row
Dec 26, 11:27
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), which started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan on December 24, has seen its competitors file a complaint with the country's regulators about its use of another telecom carrier's network.
China November mobile phone user base grows to 1.281 billion, says MIIT
Dec 23, 21:25
There were 1.281 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2014, a total that has grown by 0.34% on month and by 4.72% on year, with 481.03 million (37.55%) of them being 3G users and 869.73 million (67.89%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...