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Digitimes Research: Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers

Sep 30, 14:59

As mobile communication markets are approaching saturation, cellular IoT is expected to bring new business opportunities and revenue growth for mobile telecom carriers. But development of cellular IoT may not be optimistic, mainly because ARPU for cellular IoT services will be much lower than for mobile...

TAICS to cooperate with US TIA on 5G, IoT

Sep 30, 14:26

The Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) on September 29 signed a MoU with US Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) for cooperation on development and application of 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, according to TAICS.

Telecommunications and automotive players form 5G Automotive Association

Sep 29, 11:30

Audi AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have announced the formation of the 5G Automotive Association. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration...

Digitimes Research: Global average LTE-based data transfer speed rises unnoticeable

Sep 28, 23:27

While the number of LTE networks around the world is steadily on the rise, improvements in LTE-based download speeds have been relatively unmoved; for example, the global average speed of 13.5Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2015 rose by only 3.1Mbps from three years ago based on surveys by UK-based OpenSignal,...

Digitimes Research: TD-LTE development faces disadvantages

Sep 26, 16:02

Development of TD-LTE, in comparison with that of FDD LTE, has been faced with some disadvantages, mainly because few globally first-tier mobile telecom carriers have adopted the technology, 80% of TD-LTE subscribers around the world are in China, and total bandwidth of frequency band units assigned...

Taiwan market: NCC urges smooth shift from 2G to 3G/4G

Sep 23, 15:01

As Taiwan's operating licenses for GSM 2G mobile communication will expire June 30, 2017 and 2G services will end beginning July 1, 2017, the National Communications Commission (NCC) has urged mobile telecom carriers to gradually shift their 2G subscribers to 3G or 4G through appropriate measures to...

China market: Huawei striving to develop cloud datacenter business

Sep 21, 10:57

Huawei plans to inject an annual R&D expenditure of US$1 billion in the next few years to develop its cloud datacenter products, aiming to generate revenues of US$10 billion from cloud-related business by 2020.

FET unveils first 5G lab in Taiwan

Sep 20, 15:29

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has unveiled the first 5G laboratory ever established in Taiwan through cooperation with Ericsson. The lab, which is also the world's 25th 5G labs, is the ninth of such fab that can reach a wireless data transfer speed of 1Gbps, according...

Taiwan market: APT to set up GSM network for voice communications

Sep 19, 15:16

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has disclosed it has obtained approval from Taiwan's National Communications Commission for establishing a GSM network on a 900MHz frequency band unit with bandwidth of 5MHz specifically for providing voice communication services for its 4G subscribers.

Japan market: SoftBank to adopt massive MIMO for 4G networks

Sep 13, 11:26

Japan-based mobile telecom carrier SoftBank will adopt massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) for 100 of its 4G base stations in 43 cities around Japan beginning September 16 in an attempt to improve efficiency of frequency band units and data transfer speeds at terminal users, according to...

China July mobile communication user base grows to 1.304 billion, says MIIT

Sep 12, 21:02

There were 1.304 billion mobile communication service subscribers in China as of the end of July 2016, increasing 0.30% on month and 0.73% on year, and 211.28 million (16.20%), of which were 3G users, 646.31 million (49.55%) were 4G users and 1.049 billion (80.40%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.77 per share for January-August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 10:28

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$19.69 billion (US$621 million), net operating profit of NT$4.08 billion and net profit of NT$3.37 billion for August 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$151.50 billion, net operating profit of NT$34.61 billion, net profit of NT$29.28...

Taiwan Mobile, FET report earnings for August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 10:24

Taiwan Mobile has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.56 billion (US$303.2 million) and an EBITDA of NT$2.88 billion for August. Net profits totaled NT$1.4 billion or NT$0.51 per share.

Taiwan market: Mobile Internet-access infrastructure key to development of mobile payments, says NCC

Aug 24, 20:04

The Taiwan government has been boosting development of mobile payment services in Taiwan, and its is essential to enhance mobile broadband Internet-access infrastructure, especially expanding spatial coverage, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: Acer, CHT jointly launch smart mobile office solutions

Aug 24, 12:17

Acer Communications and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have jointly launched smart mobile office solutions for the Taiwan market. The smart mobile office solutions are based on Acer's abPBX switch systems paired with CHT's 4G and fiber-optic networks, according to the companies.

SerComm, Gemtek ramping up small cell production

Aug 23, 15:09

Taiwan-based networking device makers SerComm and Gemtek Technology have continued to strengthen their deployments in the small cell sector and will begin to ramp up shipments of related products, according to industry sources.

Asia Pacific Telecom to buy LTE equipment from Ericsson

Aug 18, 12:21

Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has announced that it will purchase NT$2.814 billion (US$89.61 million) worth of LTE equipment from Ericsson for the establishment of its 4G networks.

Taiwan market: FET offers payment services for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes

Aug 16, 16:17

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has announced that it will allow its monthly mobile service subscribers to pay for applications and services purchased from Apple's App Store, Apple Music and iTunes together with their telephone bills.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China up slightly in 2Q16

Aug 15, 16:10

Smartphone Shipments in the China market totaled 149 million units in the second quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 2.7% on quarter and 14.3% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

China Mobile sees on-year growth in 1H16

Aug 12, 16:18

China Mobile has reported first-half 2016 operating revenues of CNY370.351 billion (US$56.68 billion) increasing 7.1% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY134.350 billion up 2.9%, operating profit CNY66.131 billion up 5.5% and net profit CNY60.618 billion...

Taiwan market: Cable TV user base over 5.14 million at end of 2Q16, says NCC

Aug 11, 15:14

There were 5.1438 million subscribers of cable TV services in Taiwan at the end of the second quarter of 2016, accounting for 60.52% of all households, according to statistics released by the National Communications Commission (NCC) on August 10.

Taiwan Mobile leads telecom operators with highest EPS for January-July period

Newswatch - Aug 11, 13:57

Taiwan Mobile led the top-3 Taiwan-based telecom operators with an EPS of NT$0.50 in July, followed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) with NT$0.41 and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) with NT$0.33.

Sigfox hopes to cooperate with Taiwan makers

Aug 3, 15:26

Sigfox, a France-based developer of low-power long-range wireless communication technology specifically for IoT, hopes to cooperate with Taiwan-based semiconductor and device makers because IoT entails a large volume of sensor and terminal devices and Taiwan-based makers are competitive in manufacturing...

CHT spends only 22.2% of 2016 capex in 1H16

Jul 29, 15:03

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set aside a capital expenditure (capex) budget of NT$30.6 billion (US$956 million) for 2016, but actual spending totaled only NT$6.8 billion, or 22.2% of the budget in the first half of the year, according to statistics released by the company.

Taiwan market: Flagship smartphones unable to boost 4G subscriptions, says TWM president

Jul 29, 11:28

New flagship smartphones, including Apple's upcoming iPhone, are not expected to boost the number of 4G subscribers in Taiwan's telecom market in second-half 2016 because demand for replacement demand is shrinking, according to Taiwan Mobile (TWM) president James Jeng.

Digitimes Research: MWC Shanghai focuses on smart services

Jul 25, 15:20

While Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona during February 22-25 focused on unveiling of new smartphones and exhibiting advance telecom technologies, MWC Shanghai 2016 during June 29-July 1 featured smart service applications and the telecom industry ecosystem in China, according to Digitimes...

TWM to cooperate with Nokia in 5G

Jul 21, 21:09

Mobile Telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on July 21 signed an MoU with Nokia for 5G cooperation consisting of progress from 5G laboratories to a 5G experimental network and forming a strategic alliance, according to TWM.

China Mobile 4G user base tops 428 million

Jul 21, 15:29

China Mobile saw its number of 4G (TD-LTE and FDD-LTE) mobile subscribers increase by 19.225 million in June to 428.541 million at the end of the month, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market

Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...

Digitimes Research: SoftBank chairman overoptimistic about benefits from acquiring ARM

Jul 20, 12:40

For Japan-based SoftBank's plan to acquire a 100% stake in UK-based ARM at GBP24.3 billion (US$32.0 billion), SoftBank chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son indicated that the acquisition is motivated by the large business potential for IoT (Internet of Things). However, Son overestimated real benefits from...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom carriers reduce number of smartphones for summer

Jul 13, 14:26

Two of the top-three Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, NTT DoCoMo and Softbank, have reduced the number of new phones launched for the summer of 2016 as the growth of smartphone sales in the Japan market has slowed down, according to Digitimes Research.

TWM, FET net NT$2.90, NT$.84 per share for January-June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 21:59

Mobile telecom carriers Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported its financial performance for June, recording net EPS of NT$2.90 (US$0.090) and that of NT$1.84 respectively for January-June, according to the companies.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.93 per share for 1H16

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:16

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 7 reported its financial performance for June with consolidated revenues of NT$19.05 billion, operating profit of NT$4.06 billion, net profit of NT$3.74 billion and net EPS of NT$0.48.

Taiwan market: CHT looks to have 7 million 4G users by year-end 2016

Jul 6, 11:47

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) expects its number of 4G service subscribers to reach seven million by year-end 2016, higher than its target of 6.4 million, according to Lin Kuo-feng, president of CHT's mobile business group.

MediaTek joins China Mobile 5G project

Jun 30, 10:06

MediaTek has announced its participation in China Mobile's 5G Joint Innovation Center project.

China May mobile communication user base grows to 1.297 billion, says MIIT

Jun 29, 14:33

There were 1.297 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2016, increasing 0.14% on month and 0.33% on year, and 237.98 million (18.35%) were 3G users, 584.58 million (45.09%) were 4G users and 1.028 billion (79.26%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

Qualcomm eyes future roll out of 5G SoC solutions

Jun 29, 13:42

Qualcomm aims to roll out the world's first 5G SoC solution, as 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) is expected to finalize 5G technology standards sometime in 2018, according to company engineering vice president Durga Prasad Malladi. Products could come as soon as the 2018-2019 time frame.

LTE Cat-M1, LTE Cat-NB1 to become mainstream IoT technology, says Qualcomm

Jun 29, 11:37

While 5G mobile communication technology is expected to play an essential role in IoT (Internet of Things) applications, two narrowband LTE technology standards - LTE Cat-M1 (machine type communication) and LTE Cat-NB1 in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) Release 13 - will become mainstream...

CHT to purchase 4G equipment from Ericsson and Nokia, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 27, 15:01

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced that it plans to purchase up to NT$2.49 billion (US$76.72 million) and NT$1.947billion of 4G equipment from Ericsson and Nokia, respectively, in the second half of 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

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.

MediaTek rolls out 4G solutions for vehicle recorder market

Jun 24, 11:23

MediaTek and downstream device designers have jointly come out with smart rear-view camera modules, built utilizing MediaTek's 4G solutions.

Sales of HTC 10 higher than expected in Taiwan, Japan, says company

Jun 21, 13:41

HTC expects its sales performance in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2016 to be better than that a quarter earlier due to strong sales of its flagship model the HTC 10, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

China market: China Broadcasting Network approved to offer fixed line broadband services

Jun 20, 10:55

The state-owned China Broadcasting Network (CBN) reportedly has secured a telecom operator license, enabling the company to offer fixed line broadband network services, according to industry sources.

FET to cooperate with Ericsson to set up 5G lab in Taiwan

Jun 17, 11:22

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasToneTelecommunications (FET) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ericsson to set up the first 5G laboratory in Taiwan.

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.

Huawei aims at revenues of US$150 billion by 2020, says CEO

Jun 3, 15:23

Huawei Technologies aims to ramp up its annual revenues to US$150 billion by 2020 and will maintain a yearly R&D budget equal to about 10% of its annual sales, according to company founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei.

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.

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