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Digitimes Research: ASEAN 3G/4G mobile broadband penetration to rise to 60% in 2017

Jan 20, 15:24

3G/4G mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers accounted for 46% of all mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market in 2015 and the penetration is expected to rise to 60% in 2017, with 10% of mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers to be 4G...

Cable TV in Taiwan to be fully digitized at end of 2017, says NCC

Jan 19, 21:46

96% of cable TV networks in Taiwan have been digitized and the remaining 4% is expected to be completed at the end of 2017, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

FET posts EPS of NT$3.50 for 2016

Jan 12, 15:08

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$94.344 billion (US$2.97 billion) and net profits of NT$11.391 billion for 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.50 for the year compared to NT$3.52 of a year earlier.

Chunghwa Telecom reports flat performance for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:55

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced revenues of NT$20.71 billion (US$648.55 million) for December, down 1.9% from a year earlier. Net profits for the month reached NT$1.97 billion, decreasing 34.1% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.25 for the period.

BT selects MediaTek to provide chips for home wireless networks

Jan 6, 10:45

MediaTek at the ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas announced that its Wi-Fi adaptive network technology has been selected to power BT's Whole Home Wi-Fi system, a self-configuring wireless network.

CHT sets 2017 capex budget at NT$29 billion

Jan 4, 10:59

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has tentatively set its capex budget for 2017 at NT$29 billion (US$900.74 million), up from NT$27 billion spent a year earlier, according to company president Sheih Chi-mau.

Digitimes Resaerch: AT&T launches inexpensive virtual pay-TV service DirectTV Now

Jan 3, 14:38

AT&T has launched DirectTV Now, the third virtual pay-TV platform in the US market, at a minimum monthly charge rate of US$35, lower than competitors', for more than 100 live channels.

NCC releases draft Telecommunication Regulation Act, Digital Communications Act

Dec 30, 15:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on December 28 presented a draft Telecommunication Regulation Act and Digital Communications Act, a bid to facilitate digital convergence through legal reform in Taiwan.

Chunghwa Telecom appoints new president

Dec 30, 12:19

Chunghwa Telecom's board of directors on December 29 appointed Sheih Chi-mau, currently executive vice president, as the new president to succeed Shih Mu-piao who will retire on January 4, 2017.

CHT new chairman Cheng Yu (right) and new president Sheih Chi-mou

China Mobile to focus 2017 handset development on maintaining 4G+ competitiveness

Dec 26, 11:27

China Mobile has come up with a 2017 handset business development plan with a focus on maintaining its 4G+ competitiveness, according to the company.

China November mobile communication user base grows to 1.32 billion, says MIIT

Dec 26, 10:44

There were 1.32 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2016, increasing 0.13% on month and 1.23% on year, and 182.73 million (13.85%) were 3G users, 734.49 million (55.66%) 4G users, and 1.074 billion (81.38%) mobile Internet-access users, according...

China Mobile brings forward schedule for developing 5G

Dec 23, 15:57

The largest China-based mobile telecom carrier, China Mobile, will undertake large-scale testing of 5G networks in 2017, testing in 2018, and begin commercial operations of 5G networks around China starting 2020, according to China-based Tencent.

FET finishes first 5G testing in Taiwan in cooperation with Ericsson

Dec 23, 15:55

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has completed the first 5G tests in Taiwan, both indoors and outdoors, on 15GHz frequency bands in cooperation with Ericsson which provided prototype 5G equipment, according to FET.

Digitimes Research: MVNOs growing fast in Japan, may face mergers due to price competition

Dec 20, 14:23

MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) services have seen fast growing demand in Japan mainly due to the government asking mobile telecom carriers to unlock SIM cards and stop offering zero-price smartphones bundled with 2-year contracts in a bid to enliven the market. However, MVNOs are likely to...

Taiwan Mobile to reduce capex for 2017

Dec 20, 14:15

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) expects its capex for 2017 to be significantly lower than the amount it spent in 2016 due to decreased spending on establishing network infrastructure, according to company president James Jeng.

TWM president James Jeng

Taiwan market: NCC asks CHT to lower IP peering fee rate

Dec 15, 14:50

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has asked Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to consider lowering IP peering fee rate from NT$314 (US$9.86)/MB currently to NT$170/MB next year, a level close to the average of US$5.5/MB in the Asia Pacific region.

Taiwan market: FET expects proportion of 4G mobile users to exceed 80% in 2017

Dec 14, 14:19

Taiwan-based mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects the proportion of its mobile communication subscribers using 4G to rise from 60.5% currently to over 80% in 2017 as more clients have been shifting from 2G to 4G services, according to company president Yvonne Li.

FET presiden Yvonne Li

CastleNet lands cable modem orders from Thomson, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 11:19

Networking device maker CastleNet Technology has obtained 3-year ODM orders for cable modems from France-based Thomson, with shipments to begin in first-half 2017, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom attains 1.6 million 4G users

Dec 13, 12:18

Asia Pacific Telecom has attained 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers, exceeding the target of 1.4 million ones for the end of 2016, according to president Tim Chen on December 12, the second anniversary of starting 4G operation in the Taiwan market.

Asia Pacific Telecom president Tim Chen

Telecom operator FET reports flat performance for November

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:20

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$8.006 billion (US$251.89 million) for November, down 0.06% on month but up 5.1% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November totaled NT$86.221 billion, decreasing 2.9% on year.

CHT sees November revenues down on year

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:19

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported revenues of NT$18.95 billion (US$596.22 million) for November, up 1.4% on month but down 8.7% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November amounted to NT$209.3 billion, decreasing 0.7% from a year earlier.

D-Link cooperates with Alpha Networks, Aviacomm for Super Wi-Fi application

Dec 9, 16:11

Networking/communication device vendor D-Link has disclosed it has partnered with fellow maker Alpha Networks and US-based RF IC design house Aviacomm to develop 802.11af devices for use in application of Super Wi-Fi solutions promoted by Microsoft.

Director Paul W Garnett for Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative (left)

Chunghwa Telecom to appoint new chairman

Dec 9, 16:00

Rick Tsai, chairman of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), is to step down and be replaced by a CHT board member Cheng Yu. The Taiwan government has confirmed Cheng's appointment.

Ethernet switch market sees steady growth in core network infrastructure segments, says IDC

Dec 5, 16:38

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded US$6.29 billion in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of 2% on year. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market finished at US$3.56 billion in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, increasing...

China to adopt open-bid process for the release of radio frequency band units

Dec 5, 12:44

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced an amendment to its radio regulations to adopt open-bid auctions for the licensing of frequency band units.

China market: China Mobile to start 5G experiment in 2017

Nov 29, 15:58

China Mobile will take the initiative to implement its 5G communication networks by setting up seven experimental base stations in 4-5 cities in 2017, using 6GHz and below frequencies, according to industry sources.

Taiwan 3Q16 international Internet bandwidth stands at 1.777Tbps, says TWNIC

Nov 29, 11:16

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.777Tbps as of the end of third-quarter 2016, increasing 0.42% on quarter and 10.30% on year, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

Taiwan market: 4G mobile Internet-access download speeds average 49.44Mbps in 2Q16, says NCC

Nov 25, 11:52

In the Taiwan market, 4G mobile Internet-access services reached an average download speed of 49.44Mbps and an average upload speed of 20.44Mbps in the second quarter of 2016, according to National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan aims at prevailing fixed-line Internet download speed of 2Gbps in 2025

Nov 22, 11:13

The Taiwan government has set up a target prevailing download speed of 1Gbps for fixed-line broadband Internet-access services for 2020 and 2Gbps for 2025, according to industry sources.

APG submarine cable system completed, says CHT

Nov 21, 13:36

Asia Pacific Gateway (APG), a submarine cable system connecting Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore has been completed and brought into operation, according to Chunghwa Telecom (CHT).

NCC plans to reduce fee rates for 1GHz and above frequency band units

Nov 18, 15:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) plans to lower fees by 10% for band units of 1-2.2GHz and 20% for those of above 2.2GHz in response to requests from 4G mobile telecom carriers, according to NCC.

D-Link participates in Microsoft Super Wi-Fi development

Nov 18, 15:23

Networking/communication device vendor D-Link has disclosed it has participated in development of Super Wi-Fi solutions promoted by Microsoft.

Digitimes Research: Cellular M2M IoT to be fast developing in China

Nov 16, 11:53

Cellular M2M (machine to machine) IoT is expected to be fast developing in the China market since the China government in 2009 included IoT industries as a focus of the nation's long-term development. China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have been actively deploying IoT networks, according...

Taiwan Mobile leads telecom operators with highest EPS for October

Newswatch - Nov 11, 13:53

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) led the Taiwan's top-three telecom operators with the highest EPS of NT$0.48 for October, compared to NT$0.38 of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and NT$0.27 of Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET).

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$4.54 per share for January-October

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:23

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.69 billion (US$593 million), net operating profit NT$3.56 billion and net profit NT$2.95 billion for October, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$190.35 billion, net operating profit NT$41.71 billion, net profit NT$35.26 billion...

FET sees increased earnings for 3Q16

Nov 7, 11:00

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported net profits grew 6% on quarter to NT$3.207 billion (US$101.92 million) for the third quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.98 for the July-September period.

China September mobile communication user base grows to 1.316 billion, says MIIT

Nov 4, 12:24

There were 1.316 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of September 2016, increasing 0.56% on month and 1.26% on year. 199.52 million (15.16%) which were 3G users, 685.89 million (52.11%) 4G users and 1.064 billion (80.81%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

World Telecom Smart City Conference to take place in Taiwan in February 2017

Nov 3, 15:13

Viewing that development smart city solutions has brought many business opportunities for the IoT supply chain, the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has collaborated with the 4G Smart City Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and seven Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers to...

Taiwan Mobile sees earnings down slightly in 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 1, 11:10

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has reported net profits of NT$3.98 billion (US$128.85 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 3% sequentially and 4% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.45.

Chunghwa Telecom sees profits decline in 3Q16

Oct 28, 14:26

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profits of NT$9.6 billion (US$303.03 million) for the third quarter of 2016, decreasing 18.7% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.24.

Digitimes Research: Mobile telecom carriers prefer LPWA technologies on unlicensed bands for IoT operations

Oct 24, 20:56

SK Telecom, the largest mobile telecom carrier in South Korea, began to provide nationwide IoT (Internet of Things) services in July 2016 through adopting LoRaWAN (long range wide area network), a non-cellular LPWA (lower-power wide area) technology, on unlicensed frequency band units instead of Narrow...

FET to budget NT$10 billion on acquisitions and investments in 2017-2019

Newswatch - Oct 24, 11:12

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) plans to allocate NT$10 billion (314.89 million) for acquisition and investment projects in the next three years in order to maintain its growth momentum, according to company president Yvonne Li.

China Mobile nets CNY88.1 billion for January-September 2016

Oct 21, 11:40

Mobile telecom carrier China Mobile recorded net profit of CNY88.1 billion (US$13.39 billion) for January-September 2016, growing 3.1% on year, according to the company's financial report released on October 20.

Qualcomm announces 5G modem solution

Newswatch - Oct 19, 11:14

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, making Qualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution.

Digitimes Research: Japan electronic medical records market value to reach JPY259.4 billion in 2018

Oct 17, 15:39

Viewing that 82.5% of large hospitals with 400 or more beds in Japan have adopted electronic medical records, leading vendors of digital medical systems including NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi have focused promotions on small- to medium-size hospitals, and consequently, Japan's electronic medical records...

Taiwan market: MSO Taiwan Optical Platform to acquire 65% stake in EBC

Stockwatch - Oct 17, 11:35

Taiwan Optical Platform (TOP), a MSO (multi-system operator) of cable TV, has said it will acquire a 61% stake in Eastern Broadcasting Co. (EBC), a cable TV channel operator, from US-based Carlyle Group, and an additional 4% from EBC employees, taking a total 65% stake at an estimated NT$11.124 billion...

Asia Pacific Telecom sees sales up slightly in September

Newswatch - Oct 14, 11:42

Mobile telecom carrier Asia Pacific Telecom has reported revenues of NT$1.194 billion (US$37.6 million) for September, increasing 2.87% on month and 2.26% on year.

Taiwan Mobile appoints new chairman

Oct 13, 15:08

Taiwan Mobile has announced the appointment of Daniel Tsai to serve as its new chairman, replacing incumbent Richard Tsai, who will assume the chairmanship left by Daniel Tsai at Fubon Financial Holdings.

Taiwan Mobile September revenues down slightly

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 14:06

Taiwan Mobile has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.5 billion (US$301.82 million) for September 2016, down 0.63% from the previous month. EBITDA for September dropped to NT$2.8 billion, from NT$2.88 a month earlier.

CHT September revenues increase

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 11:04

Chunghwa Telecom has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.154 billion (US$640.33 million)f or September, representing a 2.34% increase on month and 7.71% increase on year.

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