Telecom service, infrastructure
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...
  • CHT looks to have two million MOD subscribers by year-end 2018
    The number of MOD subscribers at Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has increased to over 1.6 million, and is expected to reach the company's goal of having two million subscribers by the end of 2018.
  • With AI (artificial intelligence) as a core technology to drive the development of digital economy, the Singapore government is making all-out efforts to develop AI tech innovations to accelerate the digital transformation of the city state into a smart nation by 2025, while achieving smart mobility...
  • The release of the first 5G NR standards to accelerate 5G solution developments
    With the 3GPP having announced the first implementable 5G NR specifications recently, telecom operators and networking device makers are expected to accelerate the developments of 5G-enabled devices, pushing up demand for optical communication components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC solution...
  • China had 1.41 billion subscribers to mobile communication services as of November 2017, increasing 0.48% sequentially and 6.86% on year, and 139.12 million (9.87%) of them were 3G users, 973.32 million (69.02%) 4G users and 1.252 billion (88.81%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...
  • China Mobile has announced the winning bidders for the optical communication components it plans to purchase in 2018, which will help boost shipments of Taiwan-based optical component makers starting the first half of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • MediaTek and the Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have jointly developed a LWA (LTE/Wi-Fi Link Aggregation) prototype system and other technologies to accelerate the development of commercial applications for 5G networks, according to a joint statement by the...
  • FET is pushing 5G developments
    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has showcased its 28GHz 5G base station prototype system with Ericsson in Taiwan, the world's eighth such demonstration following similar events held in the US, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
  • The South Korea government has set an ambitious goal to grab a larger pie of the global 5G market as it calculates that its 5G hardware and software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of only 75.6% during the period from 2020-2026 against a much faster pace of 148% projected for the global 5G market...
  • With the popularity of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks growing at a pace slower than expected in part due to the difficulty in securing sufficient spectrum resources, a growing number of telecom operators including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile,...
  • Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution subsidiary of Quanta Computer, will team up with Intel and RedHat to set up a telecom solution laboratory in the Silicon Valley in February 2018, according to QCT president Mike Yang.
  • Foxconn, APT and Intel have unveiled the MEC platform for smart applications
    Foxconn Electronics, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Intel have jointly unveiled a multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform in Taiwan aiming to offer smart solutions for the AR/VR, healthcare, IoV and retailing industries.
  • The China government has been actively promoting the development of LPWAN (low-power wide area network)-based IoT market and set NB-IoT as its standard technology, according to Digitimes Research.
  • After having experienced sluggish sales for more than one year, the China optical communication market is gradually gaining growth momentum, promoting customers there to place short lead-time orders with Taiwan suppliers of optical communication products to replenish their depleting inventories, according...
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will install smart LED streetlamps which can be remotely controlled via NB-IoT networks in four industrial parks in northern Taiwan, according to the company.
  • Statistics from US-based research body CB Insights show that non-US unicorn startups commanded a 50% share of total global unicorns as of the end of August 2017, sharply up from only 37% as of the end of 2014, indicating the US is no longer a dominant country in nurturing startups. It also suggests...
  • China logged 1.403 billion subscribers to mobile communication services as of October 2017, increasing 0.64% sequentially and 6.49% on year, with 139.63 million (9.95%) of them being 3G users, 961.86 million (68.54%) 4G users and 1.243 billion (88.60%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...
  • Qualcomm may also temporarily suspend its cooperation with Taiwan-based IT players on the development of related Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications after it had decided to stop a 5G small cell collaboration project with Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) over to...
  • The top-three high speed fixed network communications firms in South Korea have adopted different marketing strategies to attract customer patronages, with the leading player Korea Telecom (KT) offering better broadband connection quality and a more complete array of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)...
  • Huawei has announced the construction of a new OpenLab in Malaysia, which will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with local partners.
  • Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries and regions reached total bandwidth of 2.237Tbps as of third-quarter 2017, increasing 2.50% sequentially and 25.86% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has decided to invest an amount of not exceeding NT$600 million (US$19.88 million) in an IoT investment fund run by the Taiwan government-backed Taiwania Capital Management as a means to enhance its deployment in the IoT market, according to company sources.
  • Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has released a total of nine million circuit numbers to three local telecom operators enabling them to offer high-speed IoT services, according to industry sources.
  • QCT general manager Mike Yang
    Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a cloud computing subsidiary of Quanta Computer, is cooperating with Intel to accelerate its investments in the 5G market and its establishment of partnerships with telecom equipment suppliers, and the company will focus on developing its next-generation network infrastructure...
  • 5g
    Pushed by government policies and accelerated deployments of 5G networks by telecom operators, some first-tier cities in China may leapfrog those in other countries including Japan, Korea and the US to pioneer 5G commercial operations at the end of 2018, according to industry sources.

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