China Mobile 1Q14 profitability down on year
Apr 23, 14:02
China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, on April 22 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2014, with EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY57.592 billion (US$9.44 billion), dropping 5.9% on year, and net profit of CNY25.244 billion,...
Vee TIME to spin off WiMAX business
Apr 23, 13:59
Vee TIME will spin off its WiMAX business operations as a subsidiary, tentatively named Super Corporation, which will issue 100 million new shares to Vee TIME, according to the company.
Taiwan market: Fitel PHS coverage shrinking
Apr 21, 10:14
First International Telecom (Fitel), the only low-power PHS mobile operator in Taiwan, and a WiMAX operator in northern Taiwan, has been frustrated in the process of turning around its operations and has dismantled several PHS stations to decrease operating costs, resulting in a substantial reduction...
Taiwan market: Chief Telecom launches cloud services
Apr 17, 15:44
Chief Telecom, an IP telecom service provider and a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, has launched BossWin, cloud computing-based services for customer development and order/account management, in the Taiwan market, targeting small- to medium-size enterprises, according to the company.
Taiwan market: FET launches LTE smartphone
Apr 15, 12:33
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has announced the launch of Smart 405, an own-brand 700MHz-supporting LTE smartphone model, in the Taiwan market in preparation for starting 4G commercial operation in third-quarter 2014.
Vee TIME to merge 2 WiMAX subsidiaries
Apr 10, 13:30
Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in central and southern Taiwan, on April 9 announced the merger of its two subsidiary WiMAX operators, Tatung InfoComm in central and southern Taiwan and Vmax in northern Taiwan, with the former to be the surviving company.
KYEC, Sigurd look to double-digit revenue gains in 2Q14
Apr 9, 22:12
IC backend service companies King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics are expected to post double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter of 2014 thanks to increasing orders from the telecoms sector, according to industry sources.
HTC March revenues more than double sequentially
Apr 8, 10:56
HTC has announced consolidated revenues of NT$16.23 billion (US$534 million) for March, growing 124.6% on month and 2.2% on year, buoyed by the release of its new flagship model the new HTC One (M8) and the mid-range HTC Desire 816.
China starts 700MHz TD-LTE trial
Apr 2, 14:56
Trials of TD-LTE base stations using 700MHz band units have been established in a small city in eastern China, according to China-based media reports.
Huawei Technologies 2013 revenues up 8.55% on year
Mar 31, 21:43
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on March 31 released its 2013 financial report, with consolidated revenues of CNY239.025 billion (US$39.463 billion) growing on year by 8.55%.
China has 1.24 billion mobile phone users in February, says MIIT
Mar 31, 10:13
There were 1.24 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of February 2014, growing 0.36% sequentially and 9.52% on year, and 429.79 million (34.67%) of them were 3G users and 839.05 million (67.68%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry of Industry and...
FET to procure 4G equipment from Ericsson
Mar 28, 10:37
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, on March 27 signed with Ericsson Taiwan to procure 4G equipment worth NT$9.843 billion (US$324 million), according to FET.
Taiwan to release 2600MHz band units for LTE, says NCC
Mar 27, 14:04
The Taiwan government plans to release three 2600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for FDD (frequency division duplexing) and TDD (time division duplexing) LTE (Long Term Evolution) operations, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).
Digitimes Research: OTT TV users grow fast in China in 2013
Mar 25, 11:42
There were 428.2 million subscribers of OTT (over the top) TV subscribers in China as of the end of 2013, increasing 144.3 million from 2010 and accounting for 69.3% of all Internet service users, according to Digitimes Research.
China Mobile 2014 capex up 22% on year
Mar 21, 14:13
China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, has set aside a capex budget of CNY225.2 billion (US$36.6 billion) for 2014, increasing 21.8% mainly because its budget of CNY74.3 billion for TD-LTE infrastructure has grown 151%, according to the company.
Taiwan market: NCC approves Chunghwa Telecom broadband price cuts
Mar 20, 13:52
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on March 19 approved the reduction in circuit-lease fees for fixed-line ADSL and fiber-optic broadband, by 4.41-4.80% proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with the new rates to be effective from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, according to NCC.
Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market
Mar 17, 21:08
In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.
TWM, FET post January-February net EPS of NT$1.02, NT$0.61
Mar 11, 14:20
Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), two of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on March 10 reported net EPS of NT$1.02 (US$0.034) and NT$0.61, respectively, for January-February 2014.
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.