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TWM forecasts 2016 net EPS of NT$5.15

Feb 1, 10:34

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has forecast consolidated revenues of NT$120.601 billion (US$3.60 billion), operating profit of NT$18.515 billion, net profit of NT$13.505 billion and net EPS of 5.15 for 2016, according to the company.

China Mobile takes up over 80% of 4G users in China at end of 2015

Feb 1, 10:28

There were 386 million 4G mobile communication subscribers in China as of the end of 2015 and China Mobile had 312 million, accounting for 80.83%, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Chunghwa Telecom sets 2016 capex at NT$30.63 billion

Jan 29, 10:58

Telecom carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set a budget of NT$30.63 billion (US$914 million) for capital expenditure in 2016, increasing 22.1% on year, company president Shih Mu-piao announced at a January 28 investors conference.

NCC conditionally approves NHPEA taking over MBK stake in CNS

Jan 28, 15:24

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on January 27 approved an investment proposed by Netherlands-based NHPEA Chrome Holding B.V. to acquire a majority stake in China Network Systems (CNS), the largest MSO (multi-system cable TV operator) in Taiwan, from MBK Partners HK Ltd., a Hong Kong-based...

Chunghwa Telecom forecasts profit decline for 2016

Jan 28, 10:25

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has released its financial forecast for 2016 business operations, with net EPS expected at NT$5.15, declining 6.7% on year.

Taiwan Star Cellular aims at over 1 million 4G users by end of 2016

Jan 27, 14:15

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Star Cellular has set a goal of exceeding one million subscribers by the end of 2016, 3.5 times the number at present, according to company president Cliff Lai.

Taiwan market: TWM launches VoLTE services

Jan 27, 11:08

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has launched VoLTE (voice over LTE) services based on SRVCC (single radio voice call continuity) technology which features seamless switching from VoLTE to 3G to enable voice communications when users are beyond a 4G network. The service is available for users of iPhone 6, iPhone...

Asia Pacific Telecom chairman to obtain 100% stake in Macquarie APTT Management

Jan 26, 11:17

Lu Fang-ming, chairman for mobile telecom carrier Asia Pacific Telecom and vice president for Foxconn Electronics, has announced that Dynami Vision, a new company he wholly owns, will acquire a 100% stake in Singapore-based Macquarie APTT Management, a contract managing company of Singapore-listed...

China December mobile phone user base grows to 1.306 billion, says MIIT

Jan 25, 21:53

There were 1.306 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2015, growing 0.16% on month and 1.53% on year, and 399.10 million (30.57%) of them were 3G users, 386.23 million (29.58%) were 4G users and 964.47 million (73.86%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 19, 14:12

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014...

China Mobile procures Small Cell equipment

Jan 12, 21:31

Mobile telecom carrier China Mobile has procured 96,400 units of Small Cell equipment from 10 suppliers through an open bid, according to the company.

CHT nets NT$5.52 per share for 2015

Jan 11, 15:04

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.03 billion (US$91.9 million) for December 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$5.52 for 2015.

NCC approves Asia Pacific Telecom return of 3G band unit

Dec 31, 15:59

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on December 30 approved the return of a 900MHz frequency band by Asia Pacific Telecom because a portion is in a band unit acquired in October 2013 by Taiwan Star Cellular for operating 4G mobile communications.

Taiwan market: CHT reaches 2015 target 4G user base

Dec 30, 12:05

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) had 4.4 million 4G mobile communication subscribers as of December 29, attaining the 2015 target it set in May 2014 when kicking off 4G commercial operation, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom aims at 1.4 million 4G users by end of 2016

Dec 25, 11:45

4G operator Asia Pacific Telecom has 700,000 subscribers currently and has set a goal of reaching 1.4 million by the end of 2016, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.

Asia Pacifc Telecom chairman Lu Fang-ming

China November mobile phone users reach 1.304 billion, says MIIT

Dec 24, 15:59

There were 1.304 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2015, growing 0.15% on month and 1.77% on year, and 408.34 million (32.32%) of them were 3G users, 355.73 million (27.29%) 4G users and 953.58 million (73.15%) mobile Internet-access users, according...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom aims at 6.4 million 4G users at end of 2016

Dec 18, 14:44

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) expects its number of 4G mobile communication subscribers to increase from 4.28 million at present to 4.4 million at the end of 2015 and sets a target of 6.4 million for the end of 2016, according to company president Shih Mu-piao.

Taiwan market: FET to set up TD-LTE networks

Dec 17, 16:03

4G mobile communication operator Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has acquired D6 frequency band unit(2,595-2,620MHz) and will use it to provide TD-LTE 4G mobile communication services, according to company president Yvonne Li.

ConneXionONE to carry out capital expansion project in 1Q16

Dec 16, 11:11

Interactive marketing platform operator ConneXionONE plans to raise new funds to expand its products and services in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company. FIH Mobile, a handset ODM under the Foxconn Group, is one of the major shareholders of ConneXionONE.

Asia Pacific Telecom to merge with Ambit Microsystems

Dec 15, 14:22

4G mobile communication operator Asia Pacific Telecom on December 14 announced that it will merge with fellow operator Ambit Microsystems through a swap of 0.4975 shares of its stock for one Ambit share on December 31, 2015, with Asia Pacific Telecom to be the surviving company.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$5.13 per share for January-November

Dec 11, 10:43

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on December 10 reported net profit of NT$3.26 billion (US$100.3 million) for November 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$5.13 for January-November.

Digitimes Research: TD-LTE users account for 34.4% of total 4G LTE subscribers in 1H15

Dec 10, 16:08

The number of TD-LTE service subscribers worldwide reached 260 million in the first half of 2015, accounting for 34.4% of total 4G LTE users, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands end at NT$27.925 billion, says NCC

Dec 7, 23:10

Open-bid competition for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands available for 4G mobile communication operations on December 7 closed at a total bidding price of NT$27.925 billion (US$859 million), 93.92% over the total floor price of NT$14.40 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NC...

Realtek reports increased November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 23:07

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.37 billion (US$102.8 million) for November 2015, representing increases of 12.9% on month and 30.9% on year.

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$27.605 billion, says NCC

Dec 4, 11:18

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands available for 4G operations on December 3 resulted in total bids of NT$27.605 billion (US$849 million), 91.7% over the total floor price, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

China October mobile phone user base grows to 1.302 billion, says MIIT

Dec 3, 15:42

There were 1.302 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of October 2015, growing 0.15% on month and 1.97% on year, and 418.93 million (32.18%) were 3G users, 328.38 million (25.23%) were 4G users and 951.61 million (73.10%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$27.145 billion, says NCC

Dec 3, 14:26

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands for 4G operations on December 2 resulted in total bids of NT$27.145 billion (US$835 million), 88.51% over the floor price, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: TWM launches own-brand 4G smartphones

Dec 3, 12:16

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has launched two own-brand entry-level 4G smartphone models, the Android 5.0 Amazing X7 and Android 5.1 Amazing X5s, in the Taiwan market at NT$4,990 (US$154) and NT$3,990 unlocked, respectively.

TWM own-brand smartphone Amazing X7

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$26.305 billion, says NCC

Dec 2, 13:13

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands available for 4G on December 1 reached NT$26.305 billion (US$809 million), 82.67% over the floor price, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan 4G user base over 10 million at end of October, says NCC

Dec 1, 15:42

The total number of 4G mobile communication subscribers in Taiwan increased to 10.087 million as of the end of October 2015, accounting for 43.8% of the population (user density), according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$25.275 billion, says NCC

Nov 30, 23:13

Open-bid competition for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands available for 4G mobile communications on November 30 resulted in total bidding prices of NT$25.275 billion (US$778 million), 75.52% in excess of the total floor price of NT$14.40 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NC...

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$23.820 billion, says NCC

Nov 30, 14:16

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands available for 4G mobile communications on November 27 resulted in total bid prices of NT$23.820 billion (US$733 million), 65.42% over the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$23.1 billion, says NCC

Nov 26, 21:45

Bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communications on November 26 resulted in total bids of NT$23.100 billion (US$711 million), 60.42% over the total floor price, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: TWM withdraws from 4G bidding

Nov 26, 10:56

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has waived its bidding rights four times in Taiwan's auction for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands and therefore lost its rights to continue bidding in the competition pursuant to regulations concerned, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$22.55 billion, says NCC

Nov 25, 15:03

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communications on November 24 resulted in total bids of NT$22.55 billion (US$694 million), 56.6% over the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan 3Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.611Tbps, says TWNIC

Nov 24, 15:19

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.611Tbps as of the end of third-quarter 2015, increasing 3.23% on quarter and 13.28% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$22.12 billion, says NCC

Nov 24, 14:14

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile communications on November 23 resulted in total bidding prices of NT$22.12 billion (US$681 million), 53.61% in excess of the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, HwaCom Systems cooperate to offer 4G-based ITS solution

Nov 20, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), industrial computing solution provider Advantech and information, network, telecom integration service provider HwaCom Systems on November 19 signed an MoU for cooperation to offer a 4G-based ITS (intelligent transportation system) solution, according to Advantech.

Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$18.66 billion on 3rd day, says NCC

Nov 20, 10:34

Open-bids for 2,500-2,600MHz frequency bands available for 4G mobile communications, on November 19, resulted in total bidding prices of NT$18.66 billion (US$574 million), 29.58% higher than the total floor price of NT$14.4 billion, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Open bid for 2,500-2,600MHz band units reaches NT$15.07 billion on first day, says NCC

Nov 18, 12:00

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 17 started open-bid competition for six 2,500-2,600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz available for 4G mobile communication operation, with bidding prices reaching a total of NT$15.07 billion (US$464 million), which...

Advantech acquires B+B SmartWorx to expand in industrial telecom network market

Nov 17, 16:02

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will spend US$99.85 million acquiring wireless/wired network solution provider B+B SmartWorx from Graham Partners. B+B SmartWorx's operation team will remain unchanged, but will cooperate with Advantech's industrial automation business...

Taiwan market: FET offers rental smartphones

Nov 17, 11:19

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has announced the offering of rental smartphones bundled with a 2-year contract at monthly rents of NT$297-397 (US$9.10-12.20) in the Taiwan market, becoming the first to offer such rental services among local mobile telecom carriers.

Digitimes Research: Global LTE users to grow to 945 million by year-end 2015

Nov 16, 15:32

According to Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), there were 755 million LTE mobile communication subscribers around the world at the end of June 2015. Digitimes Research forecasts the global LTE user base will increase to 945 million at the end of 2015 and 1.466 billion in 2016.

Production value of Taiwan telecommunication industry to grow 8.5% in 2016, says IEK

Newswatch - Nov 12, 10:21

The production value of Taiwan's telecommunication industry is expected to grow 8.5% on year to NT$1.15 trillion (US$35.18 billion) in 2016, driven by strong sales of personal terminal-end mobile devices, according to government-backed Industrial Economics Knowledge Center (IEK).

NCC rejects Global Mobile application to renew WiMAX license

Nov 11, 14:30

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 10 rejected an application by Global Mobile to renew its WiMAX license which will expire on December 10, 2015, according to NCC.

CHT nets NT$4.71 per share for January-October

Nov 11, 12:24

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.20 billion (US$98.5 million) for October 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$4.71 for January-October.

China mobile phone users reach 1.3 billion in September, says MIIT

Nov 10, 11:46

China had 1.3 billion mobile communication service subscribers as of the end of September 2015, growing 0.28% sequentially and 2.14% on year. Of the subscribers, 427.41 million (32.88%) and 302.39 million (23.26%) used 3G and 4G services respectively, and 948.07 million (72.94%) were mobile Internet-access...

Taiwan market: CHT offers subsidies for 2G upgrade to 4G

Nov 9, 15:30

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is offering subsidies in addition to those to be provided by the government to encourage 2G subscribers to shift to 4G, according to the company.

Taiwan market: CHT cooperates with iPASS to offer NFC-based OTA services

Nov 6, 14:44

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced the offering of NFC-based OTA (over the air) mobile payment services through cooperation with iPASS, a provider of electronic mobile payment cards.

NCC to release 2,500-2,600MHz band units for 4G

Nov 6, 11:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced it will release six 2,500-2,600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz available for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in multiple rounds beginning November 17.

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