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MediaTek joins China Mobile 5G project

Jun 30, 10:06

MediaTek has announced its participation in China Mobile's 5G Joint Innovation Center project.

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 aims to roll out 5G SoC solutions in 2018-2019

Jun 29, 13:42

Qualcomm aims to roll out the world's first 5G SoC solution in 2018-2019 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.

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.

MediaTek rolls out 4G solutions for vehicle recorder market

Jun 24, 11:23

MediaTek and downstream device designers have jointly come out with smart rear-view camera modules, built utilizing MediaTek's 4G solutions.

Sales of HTC 10 higher than expected in Taiwan, Japan, says company

Jun 21, 13:41

HTC expects its sales performance in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2016 to be better than that a quarter earlier due to strong sales of its flagship model the HTC 10, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

China market: China Broadcasting Network approved to offer fixed line broadband services

Jun 20, 10:55

The state-owned China Broadcasting Network (CBN) reportedly has secured a telecom operator license, enabling the company to offer fixed line broadband network services, according to industry sources.

FET to cooperate with Ericsson to set up 5G lab in Taiwan

Jun 17, 11:22

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasToneTelecommunications (FET) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ericsson to set up the first 5G laboratory in Taiwan.

Taiwan Mobile to speed up overseas expansion projects

Jun 15, 22:24

The Taiwan Mobile Group will step up its internationalization process in 2016 with plans to expand its online shopping platform, momoshop.com, as well as its telecom services in Southeast Asia, according to Taiwan Mobile chairman Richard Tsai.

Taiwan Mobile posts highest EPS for May

Newswatch - Jun 15, 10:45

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has reported an EPS of NT$0.52 for May, the highest among Taiwan's telecom operators. Rival companies Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) snapped up EPS of NT$0.46 and NT$0.32, respectively, during the month.

CHT nets NT$2.45 per share for January-May

Stockwatch - Jun 13, 14:51

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$18.65 billion (US$572 million), net operating profit of NT$4.27 billion and net profit of NT$3.55 billion for May, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$94.09 billion, net operating profit of NT$22.60 billion, net profit of NT$18.99 billion...

PCB Drilling board maker Aurona reports strong sales in May

Newswatch - Jun 7, 22:07

Aurona Industry, a leading provider of PCB drilling back-up boards, has reported revenues of NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) for May, up 7.25% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$505 million, increasing 5.76% from a year earlier.

Huawei aims at revenues of US$150 billion by 2020, says CEO

Jun 3, 15:23

Huawei Technologies aims to ramp up its annual revenues to US$150 billion by 2020 and will maintain a yearly R&D budget equal to about 10% of its annual sales, according to company founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei.

Arcadyan to see revenues grow at double-digit rate in 2Q16

Jun 2, 11:34

Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology expects its revenues to grow by a double-digit rate in the second quarter of 2016 thanks to its growing direct shipments to telecom clients, according to company president Hong-yuh Lee.

Arcadyan president Hong-yuh Lee

Intel to cooperate with Foxconn on 5G technology

Jun 1, 15:40

Intel, on May 31 at Computex Taipei 2016, announced an agreement with Foxconn Electronics to collaborate on developing network infrastructure technologies to make it easier for mobile telecom carriers and their solution providers to upgrade their networks and start preparation for 5G mobile communic...

Intel executive vice president and Data Center Group general manager Diane Bryant

Court requires TWM immediately to return band unit C4

May 23, 22:43

The Taipei District Court, for the legal proceedings brought by Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) against Taiwan Mobile (TWM) about disputes over 4G-operating frequency band units C1 and C4, on May 23 judged that TWM should not continue using C4 and should immediately apply with National Communications...

China March mobile communication user base grows to 1.293 billion, says MIIT

May 20, 14:42

There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2016, increasing 0.71% on month but decreasing 0.08% on year. 264.37 million (20.45%) were 3G users, 533.37 million (41.25%) 4G, and 1.011 billion (78.16%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

China market: 780 million smartphone-based active surfers in 2015, say report

May 19, 15:33

There were 780 million smartphone-based active users of mobile Internet services in the China market in 2015, accounting for 56.9% of the population, according to a joint report by Internet Society of China (ISC) and National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of...

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom reaches 1 million 4G users

May 17, 21:01

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on May 17 announced that it has reach one million 4G subscribers.

Connectivity, AI, security technologies are keys for future development, says Huawei executive

May 13, 14:18

Full connectivity, AI (artificial intelligent) and security technologies will be the three key categories of technology for the future development in the next 25 years, according to Kevin Ho, president of Huawei's handset business.

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Chunghwa Telecom sees revenues slip slightly in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 22:41

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) saw revenues edge down 2.3% on year to NT$18.5 billion (US$569.3 million) in April. Net profits for the month reached NT$3.77 billion or NT$0.49 per share.

Mobile telecom operator FET sees revenues stay flat in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 22:39

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$7.694 billion (US$236.77 million) for April, decreasing 3.39% from a year earlier. For the first four months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$31.51 billion, down 3.77% from a year ago.

Taiwan Mobile posts EPS NT$0.47 for April

Stockwatch - May 10, 22:34

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) saw its revenues grow 2% on year to NT$9.69 billion (US$297.8 million) in April, with a net profit at NT$1.28 billion or NT$0.47 per share for the month.

Top-3 Taiwan telecom operators to hand out substantial cash dividend for 2015

May 3, 11:58

Top-3 Taiwan-based telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (ETT) will deal out cash dividends totaling NT$69.97 billion (US$2.169 billion) for their performances in 2015, during which the three companies generated total net profits of NT$69.99...

China Telecom 1Q16 revenues up 6.1% on year

Apr 29, 15:10

China Telecom has reported operating revenues of CNY86.426 billion (US$13.22 billion) growing 6.1% on year for the first quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Global user base for fixed-line access to Internet growing slower than that for mobile access

Apr 25, 21:32

The global number of subscribers of fixed-line broadband access to the Internet increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during 2008-2014, while the corresponding CAGR for mobile broadband access to the Internet was 35.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to adjust 4G service pricing

Apr 22, 14:55

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will adjust rates for its 4G services by the end of April, under which the gap of different tariffs will widen and the entry-level price will be reduced, according to company president James Jeng.

Taiwan Mobile president James Jeng

China Mobile posts 1Q16 revenues of CNY177.5 billion

Apr 21, 15:14

China Mobile has released its unaudited financial report for first-quarter 2016, recording consolidated revenues of CNY177.5 billion (US$27.14 billion), up 8.70% on year, and pre-tax profit of CNY23.9 billion, up 0.42%.

Taiwan 1Q16 international Internet bandwidth stands at 1.715Tbps, says TWNIC

Apr 19, 13:56

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.715Tbps as of the end of first-quarter 2016, increasing 0.04% on quarter and 15.98% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network...

Chunghwa Telecom developing usage-based insurance solution

Apr 18, 11:31

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is developing a UBI (usage-based insurance) solution, that utilizes Big Data analysis of driving behavior to produce a reference for setting insurance premiums, through cooperation with security service provider Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular starts 4G operation on 2,600MHz band

Apr 15, 11:09

Taiwan Star Cellular has started operating its 4G network on a 2,600MHz frequency band with bandwidth of 40MHz in the Taiwan market, the third 4G operator to do so.

Worldwide 5G service revenues to reach US$247 billion in 2025, says ABI Research

Apr 13, 15:56

ABI Research projects that mobile broadband operators will reap 5G revenues of US$247 billion in 2025 with North America, Asia-Pacific, and Western Europe being the top markets. Specifically, network operators, vendors, and standards bodies will finalize technical details concerning the millimeter...

Huawei Technologies developing cloud-based products and solutions, says CEO

Apr 12, 14:39

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been developing products and solutions based on cloud computing, according to company vice chairman and rotating CEO Eric Xu.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.50 per share for January-March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 14:29

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.53 billion (US$107 million) for March 2016, leading to net EPS of NT$1.50 for January-March.

China February mobile phone user base grows to 1.284 billion, says MIIT

Apr 1, 15:34

There were 1.284 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2016, increasing 0.29% on month but decreasing 0.44% on year, and 276.92 million (21.57%) of them were 3G users, 505.20 million (39.35%) 4G users and 999.87 million (77.89%) mobile Internet-access...

Taiwan market: FET starts running 4.5G networks on 2,600MHz band

Apr 1, 10:53

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on March 31 started operation of 4.5G networks on two 2,600MHz frequency bands in the Taiwan market, becoming a 3CA (3-carrier aggregation) 4G mobile operator, according to the company.

Fiber-optic networks unlikely to entirely replace copper wiring in 10 years, says Alpha Networks chairman

Mar 28, 12:36

While fiber-optic networks are increasingly replacing copper-wired networks, they are unlikely to completely replace copper in 10 years, according to chairman John Lee for networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks.

Chunghwa Telecom starts operating 4G on 2,600MHz bands

Mar 25, 11:56

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on March 24 began operating 4G on 2,600MHz frequency bands using 3-carrier aggregation (3CA) technology, becoming the first among Taiwan's four operators to use the 2,600MHz band, according to CHT.

Taiwan market: FET aims at 500,000 OTT users at end of 2016

Mar 22, 11:23

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will enrich its OTT (over the top) content by procuring more drama series, movies and songs at a budget of up to NT$20 million (US$606,000) in 2016 and aims to increase the number of its OTT subscribers to 500,000 by the end of the year, according to company president...

Digitimes Research: IBM, Cisco, ARM adopt other IoT protocols instead of LTE-MTC

Mar 21, 22:14

Since LTE-MTC (machine type communications) standards in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) R12 ( release 12) do not completely meet demands for IoT (the Internet of Things) applications, IBM and Cisco Systems have adopted LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) protocols developed by LoRa Alliance...

FET expects 2016 revenues from enterprises to exceed NT$16 billion

Mar 18, 14:44

Telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) generated revenues of NT$15.5 billion (US$472 million) from enterprise clients in the Taiwan market for an enterprise telecom market share of 17% in 2015, and expects revenues in 2016 to exceed NT$16 billion, according to company executive vice president...

China Unicom brings in 2015 revenues of over CNY277 billion

Mar 17, 14:40

Telecom carrier China Unicom has released its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of CNY277.049 billion (US$44.09 billion), down 2.7% on year, net profit of CNY10.562 billion, down 12.4%, and net EPS of CNY0.441.

Taiwan government to set aside budget of NT$2.4 billion for R&D of 5G technologies in 2017-2020

Mar 16, 15:23

The Taiwan government has decided to set aside an annual budget of NT$600 million (US$18.2 million) for R&D of 5G technologies each year between 2017-2020, with recipients of R&D grants to be existing research organizations.

TAICS, NGMN Alliance sign an MoU for cooperation

Digitimes Research: Telecom market enters post-4G mobile broadband generation

Mar 15, 15:45

Worldwide TD/FD-LTE network standards and related supply chains are turning mature, and telecom carriers have been focusing on expanding their 4G network coverage. Despite the fact the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors, the event did not showcase many new network communication...

Taiwan to have difficulty starting 5G commercial operations by 2020, says NCC chairman

Mar 14, 22:17

Chairman Howard Shyr for Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC), in response to whether Taiwan can begin commercial operations for 5G mobile communication services in 2020 as planned by a few countries, expressed his pessimistic opinion on the matter.

NCC chairman Howard Shyr

Digitimes Research: Latin America sees slow 4G development

Mar 14, 16:05

While commercial operations of 4G mobile communication services in Latin America, such as Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, began as early as 2011, 4G development has been progressing slowly, and there were only 32 million 4G subscribers in 2015, accounting for only 4.5% of all mobile communication...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.05 per share for January-February

Mar 11, 11:08

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.82 billion (US$114 million) for February 2016, leading to net EPS of NT$1.05 for January-February.

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