Taiwan NCC sets floor pricing for 4G licenses
May 16, 14:15
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on May 15 announced floor prices for acquiring frequency band units to operate next-generation (4G) mobile broadband communications services through open-bid competition, with a total floor price of NT$35.9 billion (US$1.2 billion) for 12 units with...
Taifo starts establishing fiber-optic network in Taipei
May 9, 14:09
The Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium (Taifo), a joint venture established in 2012 specifically for setting up a fiber-optic communications network around Taipei City, on May 8 began construction, according to Taifo.
FET to tap international business through partnership with Vodafone
May 3, 15:21
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on May 2 announced a partnership with Vodafone Group, in a bid to gain business opportunities from enterprises operating in the Asia Pacific region through Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone's business...
TWM to deal record cash dividend for 2012
May 2, 11:10
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.50 (US$0.19) for 2012 operation, the highest ever for the company, according to the carrier.
China Telecom sees sequential growth in 1Q13
Apr 29, 14:33
China Telecom, the only CDMA 2000 mobile and a fixed-line telecom carrier in China, posted consolidated revenues of CNY77.818 billion (US$12.5 billion) for the first quarter of 2013, growing 14.6% on year, according to the company.
FET to deal out 2012 dividend in excess of net EPS
Apr 29, 11:22
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.118) for 2012, 7.69% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.25 and historically the highest level, according to the company.
Taiwan 1Q13 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 910Gbps, says TWNIC
Apr 24, 10:25
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 17 countries/areas (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 910.364Gbps as of the end of first-quarter 2013, increasing 15.99% sequentially and 47.36% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)...
China March mobile phone user base growing to 1.146 billion, says MIIT
Apr 24, 10:20
There were 1.146 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2013, growing 1.24% sequentially and 12.46% on year, and 277.27 million (24.20%) of them were 3G users and 817.39 million (71.34%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry of Industry...
China Mobile sets 2013 capex of CNY41.7 billion for TD-LTE
Apr 22, 16:09
China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY41.7 billion (US$6.7 billion) for procurement of about 200,000 TD-LTE base stations and related equipment in 2013 to deploy its TD-LTE networks in China, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
FET inks cooperation framework agreement with China Mobile
Apr 19, 14:15
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on April 18 signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, to enhance existing cooperation, according to FET.
Taiwan market: TWM Broadband, kbro cut Internet-access prices
Apr 18, 15:22
TWM Broadband and kbro, two MSOs (multi-system operators of cable TV) in Taiwan, on April 17 lowered charges for their cable-modem Internet-access services to follow Chunghwa Telecom's reduction in pricing for its FTTx services recently, with new prices to take effect on April 18, according to the...
Browave lands orders from Cisco
Apr 17, 14:46
Browave, a Taiwan-based ODM/OEM of active and passive devices, modules and sub-systems used in fiber-optic communications, has obtained orders for active optical network cables from Cisco Systems and will begin shipments in the second half of 2013, company president Dirac Liao said at an April 16 investors...
Gaming consoles lead global connected TV usage, says DisplaySearch
Apr 16, 14:55
With growing interest in streaming content, online gaming, and apps on TVs, households are increasingly finding ways to connect their TVs to the Internet. In several developed countries, game consoles have become the most popular way to make that connection, according to research firm DisplaySearch.
Taiwan market: NCC gives CHT green light to ADSL, FTTx price cuts
Apr 11, 13:57
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on April 10 approved the reduction in pricing for ADSL and FTTx broadband Internet-access services proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with CHT's 1.72 million ADSL subscribers and 2.68 million FTTx subscribers expected to benefit from the cuts, according...
Huawei ambitious in developing Beyond LTE
Apr 3, 11:02
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been developing Beyond LTE - 3GPP (third Generation Partnership Project) Release 12 specifications - and aims to hike peak data transfer rate of LTE base stations to 1Gbps and the corresponding edge rate to 5Mbps, according to industry sou...
Taiwan market: CHT offers HTC Desire P
Apr 2, 10:26
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and HTC on April 1 jointly unveiled the HTC Desire P smartphone for the carrier's exclusive contract-bundled sale in the Taiwan market.
Synnex Technology becomes sales agent for China Unicom
Apr 1, 11:54
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has obtained a sales agent right from China-based WCDMA operator China United Network Communications (China Unicom), becoming the telecom carrier's fifth nationwide handset sales agent.
NCC approves xDSL, FTTx pricing cuts proposed by CHT
Mar 28, 14:44
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on March 27 approved reductions in monthly circuit-lease fee for subscribers of xDSL and FTTx services proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The new rates will take effect on April 1, 2013, according to NCC.
Taiwan Mobile to issue 5-year unsecured bonds worth NT$5.8 billion
Mar 25, 22:08
Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on March 25 announced that it will issue 5-year 1.29%-interest unsecured corporate bonds worth NT$5.8 billion (US$195 million) in total, with the funds to be used to improve its financial structure.
China Mobile reports higher 2012 profits than competitors
Mar 25, 10:43
China Mobile, the TD-SCDMA telecom carrier in China, recorded net profit of CNY129.3 billion (US$20.49 billion) for 2012, much higher than those for China Telecom, the CDMA2000 carrier, and China United Network Communications (China Unicom), the WCDMA carrier, respectively.
China February mobile phone users grow to 1.132 billion, says MIIT
Mar 25, 10:09
There were 1.132 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2013, growing 0.89% sequentially and 12.43% on year, and 259.92 million (22.96%) of them were 3G users and 803.45 million (70.97%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry...
Chunghwa Telecom, HTC sign 2013 cooperation agreement
Mar 18, 22:28
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, and Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC on March 18 signed a 2013 cooperation agreement covering cloud computing application and digital convergence, mobile broadband services as well as retail marketing in the Taiwan...
China Mobile 2013 capex increases 49% on year
Mar 14, 21:56
China Mobile, one of the biggest telecom carriers in China, reported 2012 total revenues of CNY560.4 billion (US$90 billion, up 6.1% on year. Net profits were CNY129.3 billion, representing an on-year increase of 2.7%, said the firm. China Mobile reported that 2013 capex will reach CNY190.2 billion,...
Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$0.80 per share for January-February
Mar 12, 10:52
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.74 billion (US$126 million) for February, leading to net EPS of NT$0.80 for January-February. CHT said it had 2.761 million FTTx subscribers, 941,000 of whom used download speeds of 50Mbps or above in February.
Taiwan market: January 3G revenues up on year, says NCC
Mar 11, 15:03
There were 5.852 million 2G mobile communication subscribers with total revenues of NT$1.728 billion (US$58.2 million) in Taiwan in January 2013, decreasing on year by 17.1% and 35.6% respectively, while the corresponding 22.832 million 3G subscribers and total revenues of NT$16.043 billion increased...
Taiwan market: New HTC One unveiled
Mar 8, 14:18
The New HTC One will be avaialbe in Taiwan at the end of March, with a retail price of NT$19,900 (US$670) for the 16GB version, NT$21,900 for 32GB and NT$24,900 for 64GB.