Taiwan market: FET aims at 3 million 4G users by end of 2015
Apr 29, 11:20
Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) saw the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers increase from nearly one million at year-end 2014 to 1.5 million at the end of first-quarter 2015 and aims to increase the number further to three million by year-end 2015, according to the co...
Commentary: Nokia set to become a telecom equipment player
Apr 28, 14:05
Nokia's recent moves, including its announcement to buy France-based Alcatel-Lucent for EUR15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion) and to review an option for a potential divestment for its 'Here' mapping service, clearly indicate that the Finland-based company is shifting away from the handset business.
China March mobile phone user base reaches 1.294 billion, says MIIT
Apr 22, 15:11
There were 1.294 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2015, growing 0.35% on month and 3.65% on year, and 475.90 million (36.78%) of them were 3G users, 161.93 million (12.51%) were 4G users and 899.84 million (69.54%) were mobile Internet-access users,...
Taiwan 1Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.479Tbps, says TWNIC
Apr 20, 14:49
Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.479Tbps as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, increasing 2.91% on quarter and 12.76% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
NCC holds public hearing on 4G operator mergers
Apr 14, 15:39
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on April 13 held a public hearing regarding its supervision of 4G business operations arising from operators merging. Attendees included Taiwan's five 4G operators and Ambit Microsystems, the only 4G licensee to have not yet started operations, and...
Chunghwa Telecom reports revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:08
Chunghwa Telecom has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.059 billion (US$578.56 million) for March 2015, representing a 5.39% drop on month and 14.52% drop on year.
NCC approves Chunghwa Telecom Internet price cuts
Apr 7, 13:41
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved proposed 3.99-4.30% reductions in monthly leased-circuit fees by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) for its ADSL and fiber-optic (not including fiber to the home/building) broadband fixed-line Internet-access services. The lower pricing will be effective...
Taiwan market: CHT signs smart city deals with 15 local governments
Mar 24, 15:19
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been promoting smart city solutions as a focus of its development of ICT (information and communication technology) applications and services and has signed MoUs with 15 local governments in Taiwan to boost smart city business, according to the company.
China Mobile to cut 2015 capex
Mar 20, 15:33
China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY199.7 billion (US$31.9 billion) for 2015, decreasing 6.46% from its actual expenditures in 2014, according to the company.
China February mobile phone user base reaches 1.289 billion, says MIIT
Mar 19, 11:47
There were 1.289 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2015, slipping by 0.08% on month but growing by 4.01% on year, and 485.51 million (37.65%) of them were 3G users and 883.40 million (68.51%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015
Mar 13, 16:01
With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...
National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company
Mar 13, 15:59
National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...
China Mobile applies for FDD LTE license
Mar 10, 14:35
China Mobile has applied for an FDD LTE license with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), according to company chairman Xi Guahua.
Taiwan to release more 4G frequency bands in 3Q15
Mar 2, 14:14
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 25 announced plans to release a total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating 4G mobile communication services through open bid in the third quarter of 2015. This is the second bid held in Taiwan following the first in October 2013.
Chunghwa Telecom sets up OTT task force
Mar 2, 10:46
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set up a task force of about 20 members to specifically promote OTT (over the top) video and services to consumers and enterprises, according to company chairman Rick Tsai.
China January mobile phone user base grows to 1.290 billion, says MIIT
Mar 2, 10:43
There were 1.29 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2015, growing 0.34% on month and 4.47% on year, and 485.05 million (37.59%) of them were 3G users, 117.87 million (9.13%) were 4G users and 880.14 million (68.20%) were mobile Internet-access users,...
Chunghwa Telecom expects profits from 4G to come ahead of schedule
Feb 25, 11:57
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan in late May 2014 and originally forecast that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) would turn positive after three years and net operating profits would begin after four years, but now expects positive EBITDA...
NCC to fine APT and TWM NT$300,000 for late reporting roaming cooperation
Feb 17, 12:36
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 16 decided to fine Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM) NT$300,000 (US$9,509) each because APT signed to cooperate on 4G roaming services with TWM on September 25, 2014 but filed a report with the NCC as late as December 17...
Chunghwa Telecom aims at Taiwan 4G market share of 40% in 2015
Feb 16, 20:50
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded a market share of 38.6% of total 4G subscribers in Taiwan at the end of 2014 and aims to increase the market share to 40% and expand its 4G network to cover 99% of Taiwan's population in 2015, the company said at a February 16 investors conference.
China Mobile reaches 100 million TD-LTE users, says report
Feb 16, 12:08
China Mobile attained 100 million TD-LTE subscribers as of the end of January 2015 and aims to increase the number to 250 million by the end of 2015 and sell 200 million TD-LTE-enabling smartphones and data communication devices in 2015, according to a media report.
FET to deal out 2014 dividend per share of NT$3.75
Feb 16, 10:05
Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) board of directors on February 13 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 (US$0.12) for 2014, 6.53% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.52.
China to release FDD-LTE licenses, says report
Feb 13, 15:42
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will soon release FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom), according to China-based tech.qq.com.
TWM aims at 3 million 4G users in 2015
Jan 30, 14:45
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has 1.1 million 4G subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, company president James Jeng said at a January 29 investors conference.
Taiwan 4Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.437Tbps, says TWNIC
Jan 26, 11:04
Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.437Tbps as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 1.05% on quarter and 18.40% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...