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  • VIS expects to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17

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  • UMC enters mass production for 14nm chips

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  • Advantech nets NT$8.96 per share for 2016

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  • Digitimes Research: Japan aims at 20% of cars to be self-driving in 2030

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  • Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital

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  • SSD and eMMC prices to rise 15% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

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  • Oppo, Vivo will struggle to succeed in overseas markets

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  • Danen Technology suffers net loss per share of NT$2.10 for 2016

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  • CyberLink nets NT$3.15 per share for 2016

    Before Going to Press | 7h 48min ago

  • SunPower to set up PV module joint-venture in China, say reports

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  • Fraunhofer ISE reaches 21.9% efficiency for N-type polycrystalline solar cells

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  • TSMC on track to move 5nm to risk production in 1H19

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  • AMOLED penetration of smartphones estimated at over 27% in 2017

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  • Arcadyan Technology posts 2016 net EPS of NT$7.19

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  • Silitech Technology suffers net loss per share of NT$0.61 for 2016

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  • Kaimei Electronic fails in bid for stake in Ta-I

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  • Giantplus Technology to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$0.20

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Taiwan approves Dynami Vision acquisition of Macquarie APTT Management

Feb 23, 11:07

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the acquisition of a 100% stake in Singapore-based Macquarie APTT Management, a contract managing company of Singapore-based Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT), at US$4.5 million proposed by Singapore-registered Dynami Vision with 22 strings...

Foxconn vice president and Asia Pacific Telecom chairman Lu Fang-ming

Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile to collaborate on 5G NR trials at 3.5 GHz

Feb 22, 16:35

Qualcomm, ZTE, and China Mobile have announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed by 3GPP. The trials will operate in sub-6 GHz mid-band spectrum at 3.5 GHz and intend to drive the mobile ecosystem toward...

Taiwan market: kbro to upgrade cable modem access to Internet to 500Mbps

Feb 22, 11:34

Cable TV MSO (multi-system operator) kbro has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$2.8 billion (US$90.3 million) for 2017 mainly to upgrade its cable modem-based Internet-access services to a maximum download speed of 500Mbps at the end of the year, according to company president Wang Hong-s...

kbro president Wang Hong-shen

Chunghwa Telecom to launch LWA network

Feb 21, 14:10

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will open a commercial LTE/Wi-Fi Aggregation (LWA) network on February 23, making it the world's first telecom operator to launch LWA, according to CHT. LWA technology standards were approved by 3GPP in June 2016.

FET ties up with IBM to promote SAP HANA business solutions

Feb 20, 15:31

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has signed a cooperation agreement with IBM to jointly promote SAP HANA cloud platform to the business sector. The cloud platform offers integrated business intelligence and delivers smart applications that leverage advanced analytic processing.

FET executive VP Mike Lee (Left) and IBM VP Mars Hsu

Taiwan market: Cable TV operator CNS to procure 400,000 STBs in 2017

Feb 18, 15:53

Cable TV MSO (multi-system operator) China Network Systems (CNS) plans to set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$2.6-2.8 billion (US$83.9-90.3 million) for 2017, aiming to further upgrade its digital services.

CHT ties up with NTT, Itochu to develop hardware specifications for SDN/NFV equipment

Feb 17, 11:32

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed an MoU with Japan-based telecom carrier NTT and ICT solution provider Itochu for cooperation to develop common specifications for telecom equipment used to set up SDN (software-defined networking) architecture to provide NFV (network function virtualization) service...

FET sees revenues to stay flat in 2017

Feb 16, 11:57

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects its revenues to reach NT$94.359 billion (US$3.069 billion) in 2017, which will be almost flat as compared to NT$94.344 billion recorded a year earlier.

Far EasTone reports decreased revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 22:24

Far EasTone Telecommunication has announced consolidate revenues of NT$7.808 billion (US$546.81 million) for January, down 3.88% on month and 4.14% on year.

Trend Micro working with NEC on carrier-grade NFV security

Feb 13, 14:59

Trend Micro recently announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems...

Chunghwa Telecom reports decreased sales for January

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 10:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.73 billion (NT$604.83 million) for January, down 4.4% from a year earlier.

Chunghwa Telecom plans to spin off photodetector subsidiary

Newswatch - Feb 13, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to spin off its optoelectronics subsidiary, Chunghwa Leading Photonics Tech (CLPT), and list it on Taiwan's securities market, according to company chairman David Cheng.

Taiwan Mobile sees revenues down slightly in January

Newswatch - Feb 10, 11:27

Taiwan Mobile has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.94 billion (NT$320.06 million) for January, down 4% on month and 2.49% on year.

Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat announces low-power global IoT network

Feb 9, 15:43

Inmarsat and Actility have announced a LoRaWAN&-based network that has the potential to allow customers and partners to cost-effectively bring to market IoT solutions that can be delivered anywhere in the world, to any type of business.

Taiwan Mobile to offer 1Gbps service in 2018

Feb 9, 15:08

Taiwan Mobile will continue to expand its hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) broadband networks to enable a data transmission speeds of 1Gbps in 2018, according to company president James Jeng.

Taiwan Mobile president James Jeng

Taiwan market: FET, MSPE Asia withdraw buyout bid for local cable TV network

Feb 9, 13:53

Far EasTone Communications (FET) and its partner Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPE Asia) have decided to withdraw a buyout bid for Taiwan-based cable operator China Network Systems (CNS) due to a lengthy regulatory review, according to a FET statement.

IBM, Nokia and AT&T get together to foster trust in IoT

Feb 9, 12:15

In a 2016 AT&T survey, 58% of the companies they spoke to stated that were not confident in the security of their IoT devices. This is not surprising considering that in the past three years, AT&T has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to promote DDoS protection services

Feb 8, 15:18

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will strive to promote multilayer DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services to business clients in 2017, the company has said.

KT, LG U+, SK Telecom post mixed growth in 4Q16 net operating profits, says paper

Feb 7, 15:26

Korea Telecom (KT), LG U+ and SK Telecom, the three largest South Korea-based telecom carriers, have reported fourth-quarter 2016 net operating profits of KRW226.3 billion (US$196 million), down 15.3% on year, KRW184.4 billion up 63.0%, and KRW301.9 billion down 28.8%, according to South Korea-based...

Digitimes Research: China FTTx, mobile Internet-access user bases increase to 228 million, 941 million at end of 2016

Feb 7, 14:42

The number of FTTx subscribers increased to 228 million and 3G/4G mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers grew to 941 million in China as of the end of 2016, accounting for 76.8% of all fixed-line broadband Internet-access subscribers, and 71.2% of all mobile communications respectively, Digitimes...

Chunghwa Telecom aims to turn MOD operations profitable

Feb 6, 16:03

Chunghwa Telecom will strive to improve the operation of its MOD (multimedia on demand) business and drive the money-losing business unit to become a profitable one within two years, according to company chairman Cheng Yu.

Taiwan Mobile expects revenues to grow mildly in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 26, 10:29

Taiwan-based mobile telecom operator Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its revenues to grow 2% on year to NT$118.85 billion (US$3.793 billion) in 2017, while operating income will decline 7% to NT$18.56 billion.

Taiwan market: CHT expects profits to edge down 8% in 2017

Jan 25, 11:24

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) expects its consolidated revenues to inch up 0.5% on year to NT$231.16 billion (US$7.373 billion) in 2017, but net profits are likely to decline 8% to NT$6.89 billion.

Taiwan 4Q16 international Internet bandwidth stands at 2.067Tbps, says TWNIC

Jan 25, 11:19

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 2.067Tbps as of fourth-quarter 2016, increasing 16.26% sequentially and 20.52% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

China December mobile communication user base grows to 1.322 billion, says MIIT

Jan 24, 22:15

There were 1.322 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2016, increasing 0.17% on month and 1.24% on year, of which 170.81 million (12.92%) of which were 3G users, 769.95 million (58.24%) were 4G users and 1.094 billion (82.75%) were mobile Internet-access...

Digitimes Research: ASEAN 3G/4G mobile broadband penetration to rise to 60% in 2017

Jan 20, 15:24

3G/4G mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers accounted for 46% of all mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market in 2015 and the penetration is expected to rise to 60% in 2017, with 10% of mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers to be 4G...

Cable TV in Taiwan to be fully digitized at end of 2017, says NCC

Jan 19, 21:46

96% of cable TV networks in Taiwan have been digitized and the remaining 4% is expected to be completed at the end of 2017, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

FET posts EPS of NT$3.50 for 2016

Jan 12, 15:08

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$94.344 billion (US$2.97 billion) and net profits of NT$11.391 billion for 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.50 for the year compared to NT$3.52 of a year earlier.

Chunghwa Telecom reports flat performance for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced revenues of NT$20.71 billion (US$648.55 million) for December, down 1.9% from a year earlier. Net profits for the month reached NT$1.97 billion, decreasing 34.1% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.25 for the period.

BT selects MediaTek to provide chips for home wireless networks

Jan 6, 10:45

MediaTek at the ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas announced that its Wi-Fi adaptive network technology has been selected to power BT's Whole Home Wi-Fi system, a self-configuring wireless network.

CHT sets 2017 capex budget at NT$29 billion

Jan 4, 10:59

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has tentatively set its capex budget for 2017 at NT$29 billion (US$900.74 million), up from NT$27 billion spent a year earlier, according to company president Sheih Chi-mau.

Digitimes Resaerch: AT&T launches inexpensive virtual pay-TV service DirectTV Now

Jan 3, 14:38

AT&T has launched DirectTV Now, the third virtual pay-TV platform in the US market, at a minimum monthly charge rate of US$35, lower than competitors', for more than 100 live channels.

NCC releases draft Telecommunication Regulation Act, Digital Communications Act

Dec 30, 15:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on December 28 presented a draft Telecommunication Regulation Act and Digital Communications Act, a bid to facilitate digital convergence through legal reform in Taiwan.

Chunghwa Telecom appoints new president

Dec 30, 12:19

Chunghwa Telecom's board of directors on December 29 appointed Sheih Chi-mau, currently executive vice president, as the new president to succeed Shih Mu-piao who will retire on January 4, 2017.

CHT new chairman Cheng Yu (right) and new president Sheih Chi-mou

China Mobile to focus 2017 handset development on maintaining 4G+ competitiveness

Dec 26, 11:27

China Mobile has come up with a 2017 handset business development plan with a focus on maintaining its 4G+ competitiveness, according to the company.

China November mobile communication user base grows to 1.32 billion, says MIIT

Dec 26, 10:44

There were 1.32 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2016, increasing 0.13% on month and 1.23% on year, and 182.73 million (13.85%) were 3G users, 734.49 million (55.66%) 4G users, and 1.074 billion (81.38%) mobile Internet-access users, according...

China Mobile brings forward schedule for developing 5G

Dec 23, 15:57

The largest China-based mobile telecom carrier, China Mobile, will undertake large-scale testing of 5G networks in 2017, testing in 2018, and begin commercial operations of 5G networks around China starting 2020, according to China-based Tencent.

FET finishes first 5G testing in Taiwan in cooperation with Ericsson

Dec 23, 15:55

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has completed the first 5G tests in Taiwan, both indoors and outdoors, on 15GHz frequency bands in cooperation with Ericsson which provided prototype 5G equipment, according to FET.

Digitimes Research: MVNOs growing fast in Japan, may face mergers due to price competition

Dec 20, 14:23

MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) services have seen fast growing demand in Japan mainly due to the government asking mobile telecom carriers to unlock SIM cards and stop offering zero-price smartphones bundled with 2-year contracts in a bid to enliven the market. However, MVNOs are likely to...

Taiwan Mobile to reduce capex for 2017

Dec 20, 14:15

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its capex for 2017 to be significantly lower than the amount it spent in 2016 due to decreased spending on establishing network infrastructure, according to company president James Jeng.

TWM president James Jeng

Taiwan market: NCC asks CHT to lower IP peering fee rate

Dec 15, 14:50

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has asked Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to consider lowering IP peering fee rate from NT$314 (US$9.86)/MB currently to NT$170/MB next year, a level close to the average of US$5.5/MB in the Asia Pacific region.

Taiwan market: FET expects proportion of 4G mobile users to exceed 80% in 2017

Dec 14, 14:19

Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects the proportion of its mobile communication subscribers using 4G to rise from 60.5% currently to over 80% in 2017 as more clients have been shifting from 2G to 4G services, according to company president Yvonne Li.

FET presiden Yvonne Li

CastleNet lands cable modem orders from Thomson, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 11:19

Networking device maker CastleNet Technology has obtained 3-year ODM orders for cable modems from France-based Thomson, with shipments to begin in first-half 2017, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom attains 1.6 million 4G users

Dec 13, 12:18

Asia Pacific Telecom has attained 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers, exceeding the target of 1.4 million ones for the end of 2016, according to president Tim Chen on December 12, the second anniversary of starting 4G operation in the Taiwan market.

Asia Pacific Telecom president Tim Chen

Telecom operator FET reports flat performance for November

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:20

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$8.006 billion (US$251.89 million) for November, down 0.06% on month but up 5.1% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November totaled NT$86.221 billion, decreasing 2.9% on year.

CHT sees November revenues down on year

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:19

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported revenues of NT$18.95 billion (US$596.22 million) for November, up 1.4% on month but down 8.7% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November amounted to NT$209.3 billion, decreasing 0.7% from a year earlier.

D-Link cooperates with Alpha Networks, Aviacomm for Super Wi-Fi application

Dec 9, 16:11

Networking/communication device vendor D-Link has disclosed it has partnered with fellow maker Alpha Networks and US-based RF IC design house Aviacomm to develop 802.11af devices for use in application of Super Wi-Fi solutions promoted by Microsoft.

Director Paul W Garnett for Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative (left)

Chunghwa Telecom to appoint new chairman

Dec 9, 16:00

Rick Tsai, chairman of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), is to step down and be replaced by a CHT board member Cheng Yu. The Taiwan government has confirmed Cheng's appointment.

Ethernet switch market sees steady growth in core network infrastructure segments, says IDC

Dec 5, 16:38

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded US$6.29 billion in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of 2% on year. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market finished at US$3.56 billion in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, increasing...

China to adopt open-bid process for the release of radio frequency band units

Dec 5, 12:44

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced an amendment to its radio regulations to adopt open-bid auctions for the licensing of frequency band units.

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