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  • Microsoft
    Microsoft will cooperate with China Mobile in developing speech recognition applications, the software giant has announced.
  • Chunghwa Telecom has announced that it plans to participate in the B-round fund-raising of Taiwan-based digital gaming startup 4Gamers as part of its efforts to help promote the local e-sports industry and digital economy.
  • Taiwan Star sees its mobile services pick up robustly
    Taiwan Star Telecom has seen its operations reach a milestone in April during which its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) has become positive, three months ahead of target, according to company president Cliff Lai.
  • Computex 2018 to showcase IoT potential in 5G era
    Computex 2018 will include 5G for the first time as one of its six exhibition themes, in light of the disruptive possibilities of the new wireless technology, according to the organizers.
  • Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$97 million (US$3.26 million) for the first quarter of 2018, down 17% on quarter but up 9.8% on year.
  • Dell
    The upcoming 5G will be a massive accelerator on all the things going on in technology, fueling the development of all forms of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and the tech sector must figure out how to use AI in a responsible way, according to Michael Dell,...
  • In the 5G era, choosing the communication standards is not a core issue, but players need to decide which application market segments should be given priority. None of the 5G technology deployments will come cheap, and competition in commercial 5G operations will be capital-intensive under the "X as...
  • Seen as an extension to the ongoing bilateral trade spats, the US Department of Commerce has imposed a ban on ZTE for sanctions violations, prohibiting American firms from selling components to the China telecom equipment maker for seven years. The move has not only dealt a heavy blow to ZTE, but may...
  • China Mobile chief scientist Chih-Lin I
    Having secured a leading position in 4G networks, China Mobile is currently deploying its IoT and 5G networks in full swing with plans to kick off trial operations of its 5G networks in 12 cities in China, as well as to have 300 million devices connected with its IoT networks, by year-end 2018, according...
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will team up with Samsung Electronics to launch 5CA (carrier aggregation) services in Taiwan starting June, utilizing Samsung's Galaxy S9-series devices, according to a CHT announcement.
  • Taiwan Mobile outperformed peer telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) in March and the first quarter of 2018 in terms of net earnings and EPS, according to data released by companies.
  • Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology will kick off a quantum computer development project in mid-April, seeking to pool the R&D resources of the domestic semiconductor sector to develop quantum components fabrication processes, promote the progress of quantum computing, communication and...
  • Taiwan Star expanding its 4G network infrastructure
    Taiwan Star Telecom has continued to enhance its 4G infrastructure by adding 1,163 base stations to its 4G networks in the first quarter of 2018, according to company senior marketing vice president Shing Chu.
  • CHT president Sheih Chi-mau
    In line with the development of 5G, IoT, smart home and smart city applications, Taiwan's leading telecom operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is actively proceeding with new strategic deployments in its three major business segments of personal, household and enterprise user services in 2018, seeking to...
  • Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$283 million (US$9.72 million) or NT$5 per share on revenues of NT$2.067 billion for 2017. The EPS and revenues for 2017 were both the company's highest records.
  • CHT gearing up for IoT services
    Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will team up with India-based Tata Communications to provide cross-border real time IoT services and technology support to enterprise clients, using Tata's global networks and cloud facilities as well as IoT platforms of the two companies, according to sources from...
  • Taiwan Mobile marks the establishment of its IoT platform
    Taiwan Mobile is teaming up with more than 50 partners to create the largest IoT platform in Taiwan aiming to tap into the fields including the IoV, wearable, smart home and smart city segments.
  • Taiwan Star senior marketing VP Shing Chu
    Taiwan Star Telecom expects its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) to become positive in 2018 as the number of its mobile service subscribers and ARPU (average return per user) have continued to increase, according to company senior marketing vice president Shing...
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), an IoT arm of the Foxconn Group, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), according to media reports in China.
  • sercomm
    Global demand for broadening network bandwidths is still maintaining substantial growth momentum, particularly bolstered by active deployments of optical fiber transmission networks in Europe and China, and India is expected to emerge as a new growth driver in the next few years, according to James...
  • With the global IoT (Internet of Things) chipset markets, particularly in China, expected to grow sharply in 2018 along with the rapid development of diverse terminal devices and increasing realization of IoT applications, Taiwan IC design houses are ready to enjoy explosive orders from terminal IoT...
  • Taiwan suppliers of compound semiconductor devices are poised to gain significant growth momentum from the increasing market demand for radio frequency (RF) and power amplifier (PA) components along with the efforts of chipmakers to roll out related solutions to support 5G devices such as smartphones,...
  • Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Star Telecom (T Star) made a strong presence at the just-concluded MWC 2018 showcasing their latest mobile service solutions and reaching technology deals with industry players.
  • Networking device maker Sercomm has teamed up with telecom operator Orange to roll out an array of LTE-M IoT solutions that address the needs of innovative IoT and long-distance transmission services, according to company's CEO James Wang.
  • With the imminent commercialization of 5G mobile technologies and services, mobile chipset suppliers, telecom operators and related supply chains will all face the initial incorporation of 5G applications in the short time, but high costs of 5G chips and terminal devices may cast clouds over sales...

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