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Taiwan market: CHT partners with Microsoft to provide cloud computing services

Aug 27, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with Microsoft for cooperation on Cloud Solution Provider and Cloud OS Network, with CHT responsible for providing Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing services on a rental basis for CHT's enterprise and government subscribers.

China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.295 billion, says MIIT

Aug 26, 11:39

There were 1.295 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of July 2015, growing 0.13% sequentially and 2.47% on year, and 444.08 million (34.30%) of them were 3G users, 250.52 million (19.35%) 4G users and 937.43 million (72.41%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...

Alibaba, Qihoo 360 set to enter China smartphone market

Aug 24, 21:57

More China-based Internet service providers are looking to enter the local smartphone market later in the second half of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's IC design houses.

China Mobile, China Telecom post mixed 1H15 revenues

Aug 21, 15:40

China Mobile on August 20 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, with consolidated revenues reaching CNY340.727 billion (US$54.77 billion) up 4.94%, while China Telecom posted revenues of CNY164.953 billion, decreasing 0.6%, according to the companies.

China Unicom, China Telecom setting up FDD LTE networks, say reports

Aug 21, 11:05

China Unicom and China Telecom have been actively establishing FDD LTE networks in China since they obtained FDD LTE licenses in late February 2015, and aim to complete installing 500,000 and 460,000 base stations, respectively, by the end of 2015, according to China-based media reports.

India mobile services market to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Aug 20, 21:40

Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015, an increase of 5% from 837 million connections in 2014, according to Gartner. Spending on mobile services will grow 4% to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular opens online store

Aug 20, 21:23

Taiwan Star Cellular, a 4G mobile telecom carrier in Taiwan, on August 20 announced the opening of its online store as an auxiliary retail channel to its retail chains.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom reaches 400,000 4G users

Aug 20, 11:07

Asia Pacific Telecom has 400,000 subscribers of 4G mobile communication services, aiming to reach 700,000-800,000 by year-end 2015, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.

Taiwan to boost smart city application services

Aug 20, 10:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed with four 4G mobile telecom carriers to subsidize their developments of 4G-based smart city application services.

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies for their carrier aggregation (CA) solutions for the 4G network, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan plans to release white space frequency bands

Aug 17, 13:43

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) plans to release white space frequency bands which will be available for use via application rather than open-bids as early as in 2017, according to NCC.

ITU grants China Telecom Big Data standard

Aug 11, 15:33

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved Requirements and Capabilities for Cloud Computing-based Big Data, a Big Data standard proposed by China Telecom and coded the standard Recommendation ITU-T (ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Sector) Y.3600, according to China Telecom...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.31 per share for January-July

Aug 11, 11:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$4.09 billion (US$130 million) for July 2015, resulting in net EPS of NT$3.31 for January-July.

Taiwan opens 4G+ experimental network

Aug 7, 15:51

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on August 6 started trails of a 4G+ (4G, 4.5G, 5G) experimental network for Taiwan-based makers to test interoperability between their smartphones, smartphone-use IC solutions, mobile terminal devices, Small Cell and Wi-Fi devices, as well as to enable mobile...

SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August

Aug 7, 14:30

The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well as Digital China, Inspur, China Mobile, China Telecom and the Jiangsu Posts and Telecommunications Planning and Design...

FET arranges stake investment in CNS via buying corporate bonds

Jul 31, 15:42

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on July 30 announced it will subscribe to 7-year unsecured corporate bonds at a fixed annual interest of 3% worth up to NT$17.12 billion (US$546 million), paving the way to acquiring a major stake in China Networks Systems (CNS), the largest cable TV MSO in the...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sees 4G user base increase to 2.9 million

Jul 30, 21:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) saw the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers increase to 2.9 million at the end of July and has offered several sales promotions in a bid to target 4.2 million for the end of 2015, the company said at a July 30 investors conference.

Taiwan market: TWM, FET maintain monthly price of NT$998 for unlimited 4G use

Jul 30, 11:41

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on July 29 announced the continuation of a monthly charge rate of NT$998 (US$31.8) for unlimited 4G mobile access to the Internet, and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) followed suit immediately.

FET takes legal action against TWM over 4G frequency dispute

Jul 28, 15:08

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has filed with the Taipei District Court a request for provisional measures prohibiting fellow company Taiwan Mobile (TWM) from using a portion of it C1 frequency band to operate 4G mobile communication services, until TWM returns...

China June mobile phone user base up sequentially, says MIIT

Jul 24, 14:20

There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of June 2015, growing 0.05% on month and 2.58% on year, and 448.45 million (34.68%) were 3G users, 225.47 million (17.44%) were 4G users and 905.15 million (70.01%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

Gartner expects 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015

Jul 23, 15:37

Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59% from 2014, according to Gartner. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million TB. Gartner analysts advise communication service providers...

Taiwan to release 2.5-2.6GHz band units for 4G operation in 4Q15

Jul 23, 15:29

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on July 22 announced the release of 2.5-2.6GHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz to six 4G licensees through open-bid competition in the fourth quarter of 2015, with total floor price set at NT$14.4 billion (US$465 million).

China switch sales post first-ever decline in 1Q15, enterprise WLAN sales jump, says IDC

Jul 22, 16:00

China is now the world's second largest economy, and China-based network equipment makers are seizing the opportunity brought by the huge domestic market to close the gap with their foreign rivals. Domestic makers accounted for 52.3% of the network equipment market in the first quarter of 2015, and...

Huawei Technologies revenues up 30% on year in 1H15

Jul 21, 11:53

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenues of CNY175.9 billion (US$28.16 billion) for the first half of 2015, increasing 30% from a year earlier.

Taiwan 2Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.561Tbps, says TWNIC

Jul 20, 10:10

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.561Tbps as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.55% on quarter and 10.43% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taisys showcasing smart thin-film SIM, slimduet application at MWC Shanghai

Jul 16, 10:29

Taisys Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of solutions for vertically integrating telecom and mobile banking services, is exhibiting in-house-developed smart thin-film SIM technology and slimduet application for over-the-air downloading mobile phone numbers at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai...

Huawei Technologies, ZTE invest in 5G R&D

Jul 14, 10:47

China-based telecom equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE, in an attempt to lead in international development of 5G mobile communication technology and application, will invest US$600 million and EUR300 million (US$336 million) respectively in 5G R&D, according to the companies.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom offers discounted inter-network voice call pricing for 4G users

Jul 13, 21:23

Asia Pacific Telecom on July 13 started offering new pricing for its 4G mobile communication subscribers, with free voice communication to other mobile communication networks (inter-network) for the initial three, four and five minutes per call for monthly charge rates of NT$399 (US$12.9), NT$699 and...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.78 per share for January-June

Jul 13, 10:50

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.89 billion (US$125 million) for June 2015, with net EPS of NT$2.78 for January-June.

Taiwan market: NCC allows Global Mobile to set up TD-LTE small cells

Jul 9, 15:58

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved modification of infrastructure construction proposed by WiMAX operator Global Mobile, allowing the company to deploy TD-LTE small cells in lieu of base stations, according to NCC.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to deploy 2,600 4G base stations

Jul 8, 11:57

Asia Pacific Telecom will complete deployment of 2,600 4G base stations around Taiwan at the end of August or the beginning of September and aims to increase the number of 4G mobile communication subscribers from 300,000 at present to 700,000-800,000 by the end of 2015, according to company chairman...

Asia Pacific Telecom chairman Lu Fang-ming

Inspection firm Sporton reports record revenues for 2Q15

Jul 7, 15:40

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a quarterly high of NT$820 million (US$26.5 million).

Taiwan market: CHT hikes 4G user targets, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 29, 11:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has upward adjusted the target number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers in the Taiwan market for the end of 2015 from four million to 4.2 million, Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN) has cited company president Shih Mu-piao as saying...

China mobile phone user base drops slightly on month in May, says MIIT

Jun 29, 10:44

There were 1.292 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2015, slipping 0.05% on month but growing 2.86% on year, and 455.84 million (35.27%) of them were 3G users, 200.77 million (15.54%) 4G ones and 896.94 million (69.40%) had mobile Internet access, according...

Taiwan market: FET to offer smart home services in 2H15

Jun 22, 14:29

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will provide smart home services based on its mobile communications networks through cooperation with other members of the Far Eastern Group in the second half of 2015, according to company chairman and the business group's president Douglas Hsu.

China MIIT official calls for cross-strait cooperation in telecom

Jun 16, 15:38

Vice minister Liu Lihua for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), at an annual cross-Taiwan Strait telecommunication conference held in Taiwan on June 15, called for closer cooperation between China and Taiwan in developing telecom technology and telecom services.

LTE subscriber base to grow to 1.4 billion globally by year-end 2015, says ABI Research

Jun 12, 16:03

ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. ABI Research forecasts that the LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a five year CAGR of 20.8%. The rise in LTE points-of-presence...

Taiwan actively developing 5G mobile technology

Jun 12, 15:32

Taiwan-based IT vendors, networking/communication device makers, telecom carriers and the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have been jointly developing 5G mobile communication technology, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), which has been coordinating...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.28 per share for January-May

Jun 10, 21:26

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on June 10 reported net profit of NT$3.33 billion (US$108 million) for May 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$2.28 for January-May.

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate their products with special features, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch G.fast services in September

Jun 5, 10:17

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been testing G.fast, a DSL standard, and will launch G.fast broadband Internet-access services at a download speed of 300Mbps in September 2015, according to the company.

Commentary: Taiwan could lag China in developing Big Data businesses

Jun 4, 11:06

Taiwan could lag behind China in the development of Big Data related businesses as Taiwan makers are still focusing on hardware products such as servers and storage devices, while rivals in China have stepped up efforts to develop applications and ecosystems.

IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?

Jun 3, 11:53

In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...

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China Telecom to procure PON devices in 2015

Jun 1, 21:27

China Telecom will procure 970,000 PON (passive optical network) OLT (optical line terminal) devices and 3.57 million PON terminal devices in 2015, according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom reaches 2.34 million 4G users in 1 year

May 29, 16:54

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) saw 4G subscribers increase to 2.34 million, accounting for 37.1-37.7% of the total in Taiwan, on May 28, the anniversary of it kicking off 4G operations, according to company president Shih Mu-piao.

Huawei Technologies cooperates with Qualcomm to finish LTE CAT 11 terminal testing

May 20, 11:52

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the completion of LTE CAT (category) 11 terminal testing through cooperation with Qualcomm, with a maximum download speed of 600Mbps using 3CC (3-carrier) CA (carrier aggregation) and 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) tech...

China April mobile phone user base at 1.293 billion, says MIIT

May 20, 11:50

There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2015, slipping 0.08% on month but growing 3.28% on year, and 466.30 million (36.06%) of them were 3G users, 177.96 million (13.76%) 4G users and 889.98 million (68.83%) mobile Internet-access users,...

Taiwan market: Ambit kicks off 4G operation

May 18, 11:09

Ambit Microsystems on May 15 started commercial operation of 4G mobile communication services, including VoLTE (voice over LTE), in the Taiwan market, according to the company.

China telecom carriers to invest CNY1.1 trillion in 2015-2017, says MIIT

May 18, 10:58

China Mobile, China United Network Communications and China Telecom will invest CNY1.1 trillion (US$177 billion) to expand fixed-line and mobile telecom infrastructure in China during 2015-2017, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: Vee TIME to stop WiMAX operations

May 13, 10:46

Taiwan-based WiMAX operator Vee TIME has decided to stop operations due to large cumulative operating losses, according to the company.

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