China January mobile phone user base growing to 1.235 billion, says MIIT
Mar 5, 15:58
There were 1.235 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2014, growing 0.5% on month and 10.08% on year. 419.24 million (33.94%) were 3G users and 837.54 million (67.80%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...
Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom launches LCD TVs with built-in MOD
Mar 4, 10:37
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on March 3 announced the launch of 42- and 50-inch smart LCD TVs with built-in MOD (multimedia on demand), CHT's platform for delivering IPTV services, in the Taiwan market through cooperation with Taiwan-based vendor Chimei and China-based ODM TPV Technology.
China Unicom posts 2013 revenues of over CNY295 billion
Mar 3, 10:32
China Unicom, the only WCDMA mobile telecom carrier in China, recorded consolidated revenues of CNY295.04 billion (US$47.97 billion) and net profit of CNY10.41 billion for 2013, growing on year by 18.5% and 46.7%, respectively, according to the company.
Taiwan Star Cellular adds 2 shareholders
Mar 3, 10:30
Taiwan-based memory module maker Power Quotient International (PQI) and real estate developer Cathay Real Estate will invest NT$500 million (US$16.5 million) for a 2.5% stake and NT$1 billion for a 5% stake, respectively, in Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in...
Worldwide WLAN market continues to show solid growth in 4Q13, says IDC
Feb 27, 15:37
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 11.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to IDC. The enterprise segment continued to grow at a very healthy rate and increased 11.7% over the same period in 2012. While the pace...
Taiwan Star Cellular to increase paid-in capital
Feb 27, 14:49
Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will issue 1.2 billion new shares to expand paid-in capital by NT$12 billion (US$395 million) to NT$20 billion, according to the company.
Taiwan market: FET aims at 500,000 4G users in 2014
Feb 26, 13:56
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will start commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band unit initially in the third quarter of 2014 and aims at 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year, according to company executive...
Asia NFC Alliance formed at 2014 MWC
Feb 26, 11:28
Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced the formation of Asia NFC (near field communication) Alliance with Japan-based KDDI, South Korea-based SK Planet and Hong Kong-based HKT at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.
Taiwan Mobile to deploy 8,000-10,000 4G base stations by end of 2015
Feb 25, 13:59
Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, will kick off 4G commercial operations on a 700MHz frequency band in quarter of 2014 and expects to set up 8,000-10,000 base stations to cover about 90% of the total population in main urban areas by...
Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET shifting 2G users to 3G
Feb 24, 21:37
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, have been shifting mobile communication subscribers from 2G to 3G, aiming to reduce the numbers of 2G subscribers by 1.2 million, 500,000 and 500,000 respectively...
Chunghwa Telecom to add overseas business offices
Feb 24, 10:08
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will set up business offices in Myanmar and the Philippines in 2014 and plans to expand in India, the UK, and Latin America in 2015-2016, according to CHT's International Business Group president Leng Tai-feng.
FET to procure 2.5 million handsets in 2014
Feb 21, 14:38
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will procure 2.5 million handsets of which most will be smartphones, as well as 360,000 tablets in 2014 for contract-bundled sale, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: Pay TV subscriber demand sees changes in 3Q13
Feb 21, 12:21
Pay TV subscriptions in the US reached 84.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, with cable TV users making up 47.2%, while 40.3% were direct broadcast satellite users ,and 12.5% IPTV users. Since 2011, the number of cable TV users has dropped by 2.5 million while companies such as Verizon and AT&T...
FET forecasts 2014 net EPS at NT$3.35
Feb 19, 13:02
Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects net EPS of NT$3.35 (US$0.11) for 2014, the company said at a February 18 investors conference.
Taiwan 4Q13 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.2Tbps, says TWNIC
Feb 6, 13:51
Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.214Tbps as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing 3.99% on quarter and 54.63% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
China December mobile phone user base growing to nearly 1.23 billion, says MIIT
Feb 6, 11:37
There were 1.229 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of December 2013, growing by 0.48% on month and by 10.42% on year, and 401.61 million (32.67%) of them were 3G users and 807.56 million (65.70%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry...
TWM aims to net NT$1.45 per share for 1Q14
Jan 29, 11:31
Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, forecasts net EPS of NT$1.45 for the first quarter of 2014, the company said at a January 28 investors conference.
Taiwan market: NCC inclined to support RAN sharing
Jan 15, 15:42
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) is inclined to support radio access network (RAN) sharing, a mechanism to allow mobile communication operators to share networks to reduce their total operating costs, according to industry sources.
China beefs up TD-LTE promotion in 2014
Jan 13, 21:34
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), following the release of three TD-LTE (Time Division-Long Term Evolution) licensees to three major mobile telecom carriers each in late 2013, has been strengthening its promotion efforts to internationalize the 4G standard in a bid to...
Taifo fiber-optic network covers 23% of Taipei
Jan 10, 15:09
Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium (Taifo), a joint venture established in 2012 specifically for constructing a fiber-optic network around Taipei City, has attained a coverage of 23% of the city's population as of the end of 2013, according to Taifo.
TWM, FET to offer own-brand 4G smartphones
Jan 8, 11:33
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), two of six 4G licensees in Taiwan, will offer own-brand 4G smartphones to support their operations scheduled to begin in second-half 2014, according to the companies.
Sony to offer MOD service from CHT on PS4
Jan 6, 22:01
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Taiwan reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan's largest telecom carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to add the carrier's Multimedia on Demand (MOD) service on its PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console, according to some market watchers.
Sony Mobile to launch WP8 phones, say sources
Jan 6, 14:09
Sony Mobile Communications has decided to launch ODM models of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, while concentrating its R&D efforts on Android and Firefox models, according to industry sources.
China November mobile phone user base growing to 1.223 billion, says MIIT
Dec 30, 11:10
China had 1.223 billion subscribers of mobile communication services as of the end of November 2013, growing 0.62% sequentially and 10.78% on year, and 386.88 million (31.63%) of them were 3G users and 803.58 million (65.69%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry of Industry...
Asia Pacific Telecom expects to start 4G trials at end of 2014
Dec 27, 14:22
Asia Pacific Telecom, the only CDMA 2000 mobile telecom carrier in Taiwan, is in the process of procuring equipment for next-generation (4G) mobile communications and expects to kick off trial operations at the end of 2014, according to company president Vincent Chih.