Taiwan market: APT to launch VoWiFi services
Jun 24, 15:42
Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) plans to launch new LTE telecom services, including VoWiFi, according to company chairman Fang-ming Lu.
Taiwan Mobile to speed up overseas expansion projects
Jun 15, 22:24
The Taiwan Mobile Group will step up its internationalization process in 2016 with plans to expand its online shopping platform, momoshop.com, as well as its telecom services in Southeast Asia, according to Taiwan Mobile chairman Richard Tsai.
Taiwan Mobile posts highest EPS for May
Newswatch - Jun 15, 10:45
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has reported an EPS of NT$0.52 for May, the highest among Taiwan's telecom operators. Rival companies Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) snapped up EPS of NT$0.46 and NT$0.32, respectively, during the month.
CHT nets NT$2.45 per share for January-May
Stockwatch - Jun 13, 14:51
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$18.65 billion (US$572 million), net operating profit of NT$4.27 billion and net profit of NT$3.55 billion for May, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$94.09 billion, net operating profit of NT$22.60 billion, net profit of NT$18.99 billion...
PCB Drilling board maker Aurona reports strong sales in May
Newswatch - Jun 7, 22:07
Aurona Industry, a leading provider of PCB drilling back-up boards, has reported revenues of NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) for May, up 7.25% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$505 million, increasing 5.76% from a year earlier.
Arcadyan to see revenues grow at double-digit rate in 2Q16
Jun 2, 11:34
Networking device maker Arcadyan Technology expects its revenues to grow by a double-digit rate in the second quarter of 2016 thanks to its growing direct shipments to telecom clients, according to company president Hong-yuh Lee.
Intel to cooperate with Foxconn on 5G technology
Jun 1, 15:40
Intel, on May 31 at Computex Taipei 2016, announced an agreement with Foxconn Electronics to collaborate on developing network infrastructure technologies to make it easier for mobile telecom carriers and their solution providers to upgrade their networks and start preparation for 5G mobile communic...
Court requires TWM immediately to return band unit C4
May 23, 22:43
The Taipei District Court, for the legal proceedings brought by Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) against Taiwan Mobile (TWM) about disputes over 4G-operating frequency band units C1 and C4, on May 23 judged that TWM should not continue using C4 and should immediately apply with National Communications...
China March mobile communication user base grows to 1.293 billion, says MIIT
May 20, 14:42
There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2016, increasing 0.71% on month but decreasing 0.08% on year. 264.37 million (20.45%) were 3G users, 533.37 million (41.25%) 4G, and 1.011 billion (78.16%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...
China market: 780 million smartphone-based active surfers in 2015, say report
May 19, 15:33
There were 780 million smartphone-based active users of mobile Internet services in the China market in 2015, accounting for 56.9% of the population, according to a joint report by Internet Society of China (ISC) and National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of...
Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations
May 12, 11:43
Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Mobile telecom operator FET sees revenues stay flat in April
Stockwatch - May 10, 22:39
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$7.694 billion (US$236.77 million) for April, decreasing 3.39% from a year earlier. For the first four months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$31.51 billion, down 3.77% from a year ago.
Taiwan Mobile posts EPS NT$0.47 for April
Stockwatch - May 10, 22:34
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) saw its revenues grow 2% on year to NT$9.69 billion (US$297.8 million) in April, with a net profit at NT$1.28 billion or NT$0.47 per share for the month.
Top-3 Taiwan telecom operators to hand out substantial cash dividend for 2015
May 3, 11:58
Top-3 Taiwan-based telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (ETT) will deal out cash dividends totaling NT$69.97 billion (US$2.169 billion) for their performances in 2015, during which the three companies generated total net profits of NT$69.99...
China Telecom 1Q16 revenues up 6.1% on year
Apr 29, 15:10
China Telecom has reported operating revenues of CNY86.426 billion (US$13.22 billion) growing 6.1% on year for the first quarter of 2016, according to the company.
Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to adjust 4G service pricing
Apr 22, 14:55
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will adjust rates for its 4G services by the end of April, under which the gap of different tariffs will widen and the entry-level price will be reduced, according to company president James Jeng.
China Mobile posts 1Q16 revenues of CNY177.5 billion
Apr 21, 15:14
China Mobile has released its unaudited financial report for first-quarter 2016, recording consolidated revenues of CNY177.5 billion (US$27.14 billion), up 8.70% on year, and pre-tax profit of CNY23.9 billion, up 0.42%.
Taiwan 1Q16 international Internet bandwidth stands at 1.715Tbps, says TWNIC
Apr 19, 13:56
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.715Tbps as of the end of first-quarter 2016, increasing 0.04% on quarter and 15.98% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network...
Chunghwa Telecom developing usage-based insurance solution
Apr 18, 11:31
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is developing a UBI (usage-based insurance) solution, that utilizes Big Data analysis of driving behavior to produce a reference for setting insurance premiums, through cooperation with security service provider Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance.
China February mobile phone user base grows to 1.284 billion, says MIIT
Apr 1, 15:34
There were 1.284 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2016, increasing 0.29% on month but decreasing 0.44% on year, and 276.92 million (21.57%) of them were 3G users, 505.20 million (39.35%) 4G users and 999.87 million (77.89%) mobile Internet-access...
Chunghwa Telecom starts operating 4G on 2,600MHz bands
Mar 25, 11:56
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on March 24 began operating 4G on 2,600MHz frequency bands using 3-carrier aggregation (3CA) technology, becoming the first among Taiwan's four operators to use the 2,600MHz band, according to CHT.
Taiwan market: FET aims at 500,000 OTT users at end of 2016
Mar 22, 11:23
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will enrich its OTT (over the top) content by procuring more drama series, movies and songs at a budget of up to NT$20 million (US$606,000) in 2016 and aims to increase the number of its OTT subscribers to 500,000 by the end of the year, according to company president...
Digitimes Research: IBM, Cisco, ARM adopt other IoT protocols instead of LTE-MTC
Mar 21, 22:14
Since LTE-MTC (machine type communications) standards in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) R12 ( release 12) do not completely meet demands for IoT (the Internet of Things) applications, IBM and Cisco Systems have adopted LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) protocols developed by LoRa Alliance...
FET expects 2016 revenues from enterprises to exceed NT$16 billion
Mar 18, 14:44
Telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) generated revenues of NT$15.5 billion (US$472 million) from enterprise clients in the Taiwan market for an enterprise telecom market share of 17% in 2015, and expects revenues in 2016 to exceed NT$16 billion, according to company executive vice president...
China Unicom brings in 2015 revenues of over CNY277 billion
Mar 17, 14:40
Telecom carrier China Unicom has released its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of CNY277.049 billion (US$44.09 billion), down 2.7% on year, net profit of CNY10.562 billion, down 12.4%, and net EPS of CNY0.441.
Digitimes Research: Telecom market enters post-4G mobile broadband generation
Mar 15, 15:45
Worldwide TD/FD-LTE network standards and related supply chains are turning mature, and telecom carriers have been focusing on expanding their 4G network coverage. Despite the fact the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors, the event did not showcase many new network communication...
Digitimes Research: Latin America sees slow 4G development
Mar 14, 16:05
While commercial operations of 4G mobile communication services in Latin America, such as Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, began as early as 2011, 4G development has been progressing slowly, and there were only 32 million 4G subscribers in 2015, accounting for only 4.5% of all mobile communication...
China mobile phone user base shrinks in January, says MIIT
Mar 10, 11:32
There were 1.280 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2016, declining 1.97% on month and 0.81% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
China Unicom procures 469,000 4G base stations, say reports
Mar 3, 11:27
Telecom carrier China United Network Communications (China Unicom) has procured equipment for setting up 469,000 4G base stations, with Huawei Technologies and ZTE together winning over 80% of the procurement volume, Ericsson about 11%, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell together about 7%, according...