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Taiwan market: Mobile Internet-access infrastructure key to development of mobile payments, says NCC

Aug 24, 20:04

The Taiwan government has been boosting development of mobile payment services in Taiwan, and its is essential to enhance mobile broadband Internet-access infrastructure, especially expanding spatial coverage, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

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.

Asia Pacific Telecom to buy LTE equipment from Ericsson

Aug 18, 12:21

Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has announced that it will purchase NT$2.814 billion (US$89.61 million) worth of LTE equipment from Ericsson for the establishment of its 4G networks.

Taiwan market: FET offers payment services for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes

Aug 16, 16:17

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has announced that it will allow its monthly mobile service subscribers to pay for applications and services purchased from Apple's App Store, Apple Music and iTunes together with their telephone bills.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China up slightly in 2Q16

Aug 15, 16:10

Smartphone Shipments in the China market totaled 149 million units in the second quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 2.7% on quarter and 14.3% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

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...

Taiwan market: Cable TV user base over 5.14 million at end of 2Q16, says NCC

Aug 11, 15:14

There were 5.1438 million subscribers of cable TV services in Taiwan at the end of the second quarter of 2016, accounting for 60.52% of all households, according to statistics released by the National Communications Commission (NCC) on August 10.

Taiwan Mobile leads telecom operators with highest EPS for January-July period

Newswatch - Aug 11, 13:57

Taiwan Mobile led the top-3 Taiwan-based telecom operators with an EPS of NT$0.50 in July, followed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) with NT$0.41 and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) with NT$0.33.

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.

Taiwan market: Flagship smartphones unable to boost 4G subscriptions, says TWM president

Jul 29, 11:28

New flagship smartphones, including Apple's upcoming iPhone, are not expected to boost the number of 4G subscribers in Taiwan's telecom market in second-half 2016 because demand for replacement demand is shrinking, according to Taiwan Mobile (TWM) president James Jeng.

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...

Digitimes Research: SoftBank chairman overoptimistic about benefits from acquiring ARM

Jul 20, 12:40

For Japan-based SoftBank's plan to acquire a 100% stake in UK-based ARM at GBP24.3 billion (US$32.0 billion), SoftBank chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son indicated that the acquisition is motivated by the large business potential for IoT (Internet of Things). However, Son overestimated real benefits from...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom carriers reduce number of smartphones for summer

Jul 13, 14:26

Two of the top-three Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, NTT DoCoMo and Softbank, have reduced the number of new phones launched for the summer of 2016 as the growth of smartphone sales in the Japan market has slowed down, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Taiwan market: CHT looks to have 7 million 4G users by year-end 2016

Jul 6, 11:47

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) expects its number of 4G service subscribers to reach seven million by year-end 2016, higher than its target of 6.4 million, according to Lin Kuo-feng, president of CHT's mobile business group.

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 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.

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.

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