MWC Shanghai 2021 kicks off
MWC Shanghai 2021 has kicked off today with the exhibition being presented partly online and partly in physical venues in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers expect some 20,000 patrons to visit the showground in the 3-day event.
Highlights of the day: Handset sales recovering in China
The handset market in China is recovering, with shipments staging a strong rebound in January ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. January handset shipments in China almost doubled compared to the same month last year. Mobile SoC vendor...
APAC mobile communications market to grow at 6.11% CAGR during 2020-2025, forecasts GlobalData
Total revenue of mobile communications services market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% between 2020 and 2025, supported by conducive government policies and growing demand for 5G services, according to GlobalData.
A Taiwan-based startup is ready to launch terminal simulation systems and 5G vertical applications to help local companies accelerate related efforts to develop, build, operate and maintain the 5G private networks.
Telecom operators in Taiwan expect 5G services' penetration rate in the local market to be at least 20% in 2021 and the percentage will go higher with competitive subscription deals for mid-range to entry-level 5G smartphones.
Backend firms upbeat about demand for MediaTek chips
Backend houses in the supply chain of MediaTek have expressed optimism about demand for the fabless client's 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and automotive chip solutions in 2021, and are ramping up capacity support for the chipmaker, according to industry sources.
MediaTek has announced it has reached a 5G carrier aggregation (CA) and voice over new radio (VoNR) milestone in collaboration with Swisscom, Ericsson and Oppo, advancing 5G networks across Europe.
RFID specialist SAG to tap 5G opportunities
Taiwan-based RFID specialist Securitag Assembly Group (SAG) expects the commercialization of 5G networks will be instrumental in boosting sales of its products, including RFID labels and tags, according to company president Chiang Hung-yu.
UWB application is on rise, says Digitimes Research
Because of Apple's promotion of UWB (ultra-wide band)-enabled devices, applications based on UWB technology have increased and have a broader coverage, according to Digitimes Research.
Inventec has said that it is developing 5G smart manufacturing solutions in cooperation with Affirmed Networks, a Microsoft subsidiary, which plays a platform and application software provider role.
Taiwan-based Zyxel Communications has announced its entry into the equipment supply chain of Telenor Norway and will offer 5G NR7101 outdoor routers to support the construction of what the telecom carrier claims is the world's fastest and biggest 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) network.
Cisco to set up software development center in Taiwan
Cisco Systems will set up a software development center in Taiwan to work with local partners to develop solutions for 5G private networks, according to Cisco Systems Taiwan general manager and Cisco Systems Greater China senior vice president George Chen.
Following years of deployments in 5G-based ORAN (open radio access network), Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, has set sail on a new journey to help enterprises fulfill digital transformation with software-hardware integrated solutions, some of which were unveiled to system...
Taiwan yet to release spectrum for private 5G networks
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has yet to set a timetable for releasing a portion of the 5G spectrum supporting private 5G network applications.
5G private networks dedicated will become a stepping stone for Taiwan-based electronics and ICT makers to obtain orders for devices in the Open RAN (radio access network) market.
Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology expects to double its capex this year to boost substantially production at its factory site in Vietnam.
Renesas, Sequans expand collaboration on 5G
Renesas Electronics and Sequans Communications have jointly announced an expansion of their collaboration to include development of 5G modules based on the latter's upcoming Taurus 5G platform. Renesas will gain non-exclusive technology access and licensing from Sequans.
Fierce competition for 5G subscribers undermine Korea telecom ARPU, says Digitimes Research
South Korea's top-3 telecom carriers saw their wireless businesses' average revenues per user (ARPU) slip in the first three quarters of 2020 due to fierce competition for 5G subscribers, while their plan to establish 28GHz base stations will be delayed, according to Digitimes Research's finding.
Airoha to acquire IC Plus
Airoha Technology, a MediaTek subsidiary, will acquire all shares of fellow company IC Plus at NT$22 (US$0.78) per share, according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Huawei Technologies has signed a framework agreement with China-based automaker Chery Automobile for joint development of smart solutions for automobiles, according to Chinese media reports.
Accton doubling down on R&D efforts in Taiwan
Network device maker Accton Technology is doubling down on its R&D efforts, announcing that it has secured the right to use a land lot of an AI smart park in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, where it will build a new R&D base and an application service field.
Qualcomm executive identifies three major niche sectors for Taiwan supply chain in next decade
Taiwan supply chain players can enjoy lucrative business opportunities in three major sectors in the next decade of the 5G era, namely mmWave technology, 5G infrastructure equipment, and PC chips revolution, according to Roawen Chen, senior vice president and COO of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
5G private networks to gain momentum
The Taiwan government has made a good decision appropriating a portion of the 5G spectrum for private network applications enabling enterprises to optimize their respective technologies, according to TH Tung, chairman of Pegatron.
ASE Group has started operation at what it calls the world's first 5G mmWave private network at its smart factory in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan in collaboration with Chunghwa Telecom and Qualcomm Technologies.
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