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APT to install 300 large-scale base stations for 2600MHz frequency band

Apr 20, 15:21

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) plans to set up 300 large-scale base stations as well as over 11,000 Small Cell base stations to enable services through its 2600MHz frequency band, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: NCC to release more 4G band units

Apr 20, 11:14

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has indicated that it will for the third time release 2100MHz and 1800MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 150MHz for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in October 2017.

Digitimes Research: China FTTH user base growing fast

Apr 18, 21:00

The China government began to implement the Broadband China policy in 2013 and consequently fiber-optic infrastructure has been widely established. The number of FTTH subscribers quickly increased to 227.7 million as of the end of 2016, accounting for 76.6% of all fixed-line broadband Internet-access...

Taiwan market: NCC approves CHT fee reductions for FTTx circuit-leasing, IP peering

Apr 13, 11:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT) proposed reductions in monthly circuit-leasing fees for its FTTx subscribers and in IP peering fees for other operators of fixed-line broadband Internet-access services, with the new rates effective on April 1,...

Huawei to promote public cloud and video content services in 2017

Apr 12, 14:28

Huawei is committed to help the community develop into smart society, according to Eric Xu, vice chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies.

Huawei rotating CEO Eric Xu

Far EasTone revenues stay flat on month in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:06

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$7.356 billion (US$240.17 million), up 0.55% on month but down 7.98% on year. Net profits for the month reached NT$963 million or NT$0.3 per share.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.24 per share for January-March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 23:46

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.04 billion (US$593 million), net operating profit of NT$3.62 billion and net profit of NT$3.07 billion for March, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$54.53 billion, net operating profit of NT$11.53 billion, net profit of...

Huawei sees slight growth in 2016 profit

Apr 5, 11:41

China-based telecom equipment and smartphone vendor Huawei Technologies has released its 2016 financial report, posting net profit of CNY37.052 billion (US$5.38 billion), up 0.38%.

Taiwan market: CHT, MSOs upgrading fixed-line Internet-access services to 1Gbps, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 27, 15:01

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is upgrading and expanding its fiber-optic networks to increase the proportion of fixed-line broadband Internet-access subscribers using maximum download speed of 1Gbps in Taiwan from about 30% at present to 65% in 2018 and 72% in 2020, according to Chinese-language newspaper...

Digitimes Research: 3G/4G to become mainstream technology in India in 2016-2017

Mar 27, 11:47

India, with the number of its mobile users already exceeding one billion in 2015, the number of its broadband users accounting for 44.9% of Internet-access subscribers in the first half of 2016 and its GDP expected to grow at a pace of 8% by 2020, has become a highly anticipated mobile communication...

China Mobile 2016 net profit up 0.2% on year

Mar 24, 11:29

The largest China-based mobile telecom carrier China Mobile on March 23 released its financial report for 2016, recording consolidated revenues of CNY708.421 billion (US$106.7 billion), increasing 6% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY256.677 billion,...

Digitimes Research: MVNOs growing in Japan due to government easing unlocking rules

Mar 23, 10:09

The Japan government relaxed regulations on unlocking SIM of handsets in early 2017 and consequently MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) business has been in booming development in the Japan mobile communication market, with several MVNOs expanding retail networks and offering more services to attract...

Digitimes Research: pre-5G commercial operations to kick off earlier than expected

Mar 22, 15:03

At Mobile World Congress 2017, three tends of wireless networking/communication development were revealed: Commercial operation of pre-5G networks will begin ahead of the original schedule; mobile telecom carriers are driven to change their roles to cope with fast IoT growth; 5G networks will be extensive...

China Unicom 2016 net profit slump 94.1%

Mar 17, 10:44

China Unicom on March 15 released its financial report for 2016, posting consolidated revenues of CNY240.98 billion (US$36.29 billion), growing 2.4% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY79.50 billion, down 9.1%, and net profit of CNY630 million, down 94.1...

China market: ZTE names new chairman

Mar 17, 10:38

China-based telecom equipment maker ZTE has named Yin Yimin as its new chairman with immediate effect. ZTE said outgoing chairman Zhao Xianming has resigned from the chairmanship but will continue to serve as president.

Digitimes Research: Growth in global 4G user base to slow down beginning 2017

Mar 13, 22:21

The global number of LTE (4G) mobile communication subscribers quickly increased to 1.935 billion at the end of 2016 according to statistics by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), but because the 4G user density (the number of 4G users divided by the population) in China is nearly 60% and...

Chunghwa Telecom sees profits down in February

Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:34

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profits of NT$3.01 billion (US$96.96 million) for February, down 21.2% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.39 for the month.

Taiwan Mobile sees profits up 7% on year in January-February

Mar 10, 12:32

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile saw its net profits increase 7% on year to NT$2.68 billion (US$86.47 million) in the first two months of 2017.

Taiwan to release more frequency bands for 4G

Mar 9, 14:32

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on March 8 indicated that it plans to release frequency bands with a total bandwidth of 150MHz for 4G mobile communications, with open-bids expected to be completed at the end of 2017.

Chunghwa Telecom to deal out cash dividend of NT$4.94 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 8, 21:36

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to distribute a cash dividend of NT$4.9419 for 2016 based on a net profit of NT$40.03 billion or NT$5.16 per share recorded in the year.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to launch gold-colored iPhone 6 32GB limited edition

Mar 2, 13:53

Mobile telecom operator Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has begun taking pre-sale orders for a limited edition of gold-colored iPhone 6 32GB to be launched in the Taiwan market on March 10, according to TWM.

Taiwan starts LWA 4G+Wi-Fi commercial operation

Feb 24, 15:43

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), networking/communication device maker SerComm, IC design house MediaTek and smartphone vendor HTC have jointly announced the beginning of commercial operation of LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA) 4G+Wi-Fi services, with CHT becoming the first such operator around the world.

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.

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