Asia Pacific Telecom ready for commercial 5G services
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has announced that it will kick off its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on October 22, leveraging a 5G spectrum sharing scheme reached with fellow company Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET).
Telecom operators in China, after slowing down construction of 5G base stations in fourth-quarter 2020, are expected to reactivate new infrastructure projects in 2021 with focus placed on small stations, and optical communications equipment with 10G and 25G specs to become the mainstream, according...
The 5G subscriber market has continued growing steadily in China, with its 5G connected devices in use on track to grow to 185 million units by year-end 2020, having reached 66 million units in the first half, Digitimes Research estimates.
Taiwan's network device makers have managed to ramp up their shipment volumes of Wi-Fi 6-based networking devices, such as access points (AP) and routers, to a meaningful scale, according to Digitimes Research.
The server sector has seen robust demand triggered by stay-at-home activities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but server brands are slowing down the pace of orders for fourth-quarter 2020 pending the release of Intel's new CPU...
5G notebook development gains momentum
First-tier chip designers and PC brand vendors have begun cooperation to develop notebooks with integrated antenna-in-package (AiP) modules to support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G technologies, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
For the world, 2020 has been a roller-coaster year, but that has not dampend the prospects of some new tech applications such as mini LED backlighting which are expected to begin taking off in 2021, generating new coopetition and business opportunities, according to CP Chong, executive vice president...
Highlights of the day: Who is next for US sanctions?
While China's biggest foundry house SMIC is still waiting for the axe to fall, specualtion has already emerged about the next targets of the US trade sanctions that threaten to nip China's semiconductor push in the bud. China's memory makers...
Taiwan-based Iteq and Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) expect their shipments of high-frequency and high-speed CCLs for 5G base station applications to regain momentum in fourth-quarter 2020, thanks to Chinese telecoms renewing infrastructure construction projects, according to industry sources.
Nokia signs 5G deal with BT
Nokia has announced it has extended its long-term strategic relationship with BT into the 5G era, following its selection as a 5G RAN vendor for the UK operator.
Taiwan's government will invest up to NT$50 billion (US$ 1.709 billion) in 5G infrastructure construction in the next five years, according to vice president William Lai.
Highlights of the day: TSMC mulling more 2nm capacity
TSMC is fast advancing its manufacturing processes, and it has already disclosed a plan to build a 2nm fab in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan. And if demand is strong, it may have to expand a central Taiwan fab to house more 2nm capacity, according...
Sercomm gains FCC validation for 5G mmWave small cells
Networking device maker Sercomm has announced that its 5G enterprise mmWave small cell, the SCE5151C-B261, has been granted FCC Part 30 validation.
FET eyeing 5G vertical application services
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) aims to gain an edge against its fellow telecom firms in the 5G commercial service market in Taiwan by focusing on providing vertical application services to three major segments - smart manufacturing, smart medical care and smart traffic, in addition to offering...
Highlights of the day: Arm faces risks in China market
Emerging markets have always been behind developed countries in adopting the latest generation mobile networks, with a few exceptions. While it would be safe to assume that emerging markets would also lag in 5G adoption, ABI Research finds that emerging countries will have faster than expected 5G subscriber...
Comtrend gearing up for DPU business
Networking solution provider Comtrend is striving to expend its integrated DPU (distribution point unit) and CPE (customer premise equipment) solutions for FTTH applications to Europe and North America, having established a foothold for related products in the Asia-Pacific region, according to company...
HTC teams up with FET for 5G, VR developments
HTC has signed a MOU with Taiwan's Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) to jointly develop related 5G and VR hardware devices, applications and services.
FET, APT sign 5G spectrum-sharing deal
Taiwanese telecom operators Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) have announced a collaborative deal marking the first 5G spectrum sharing project in Taiwan.
Open architecture 5G networks gaining momentum
The development of open architecture 5G networks has been gaining momentum recently as telecom operators worldwide are under pressure to reduce capital expenditure amid slower-than-expected penetration in the 5G subscriber market, according to Digitimes Research.
Handset shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020 are likely to slip from the third quarter as Huawei is said to have cut 30% of its component orders for the upcoming Mate 40 series flagship smartphones, having anticipated troubles for...
Talent drain rising as biggest woe to Huawei
Talent drain has emerged as the largest woe plaguing Huawei/Hisilicon, and whether the Chinese tech group can stage a comeback in the wake of tough US trade sanctions will hinge on whether it can retain R&D talent, according to industry sources.
DRAM spot prices rise
DRAM spot market prices have rallied over 5% since last week amid speculation about Huawei building up inventory prior to new US sanctions against it.
Aeon Motor developing tricycle electric scooter
Taiwan-based motorcycle maker Aeon Motor is developing the Ai-2 Gather, a tricycle electric scooter mainly for business use, and plans to launch it in 2021, according to company CEO Tony Lin.
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2020 thanks to demand from stay-at-home activities in the wake of...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...