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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.

Taiwan market: kbro launches OTT services based on Super MOD

Oct 7, 12:14

MSO (multi-system operator) kbro on October 6 announced the launch of OTT (over the top) video services based on its Super MOD platform in the Taiwan market.

Taiwan market: MSOs to procure over 6.5 million STBs by end of 2017

Oct 7, 11:13

Taiwan's National Communications Commission aims to complete 100% digitization of cable TV networks around Taiwan by the end of 2017. MSOs (multi-system operators) are expected to procure more than 6.5 million STBs (set-top boxes) to meet the target, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers

Sep 30, 14:59

As mobile communication markets are approaching saturation, cellular IoT is expected to bring new business opportunities and revenue growth for mobile telecom carriers. But development of cellular IoT may not be optimistic, mainly because ARPU for cellular IoT services will be much lower than for mobile...

TAICS to cooperate with US TIA on 5G, IoT

Sep 30, 14:26

The Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) on September 29 signed a MoU with US Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) for cooperation on development and application of 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, according to TAICS.

Telecommunications and automotive players form 5G Automotive Association

Sep 29, 11:30

Audi AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have announced the formation of the 5G Automotive Association. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration...

Digitimes Research: Global average LTE-based data transfer speed rises unnoticeable

Sep 28, 23:27

While the number of LTE networks around the world is steadily on the rise, improvements in LTE-based download speeds have been relatively unmoved; for example, the global average speed of 13.5Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2015 rose by only 3.1Mbps from three years ago based on surveys by UK-based OpenSignal,...

Digitimes Research: TD-LTE development faces disadvantages

Sep 26, 16:02

Development of TD-LTE, in comparison with that of FDD LTE, has been faced with some disadvantages, mainly because few globally first-tier mobile telecom carriers have adopted the technology, 80% of TD-LTE subscribers around the world are in China, and total bandwidth of frequency band units assigned...

Taiwan market: NCC urges smooth shift from 2G to 3G/4G

Sep 23, 15:01

As Taiwan's operating licenses for GSM 2G mobile communication will expire June 30, 2017 and 2G services will end beginning July 1, 2017, the National Communications Commission (NCC) has urged mobile telecom carriers to gradually shift their 2G subscribers to 3G or 4G through appropriate measures to...

China market: Huawei striving to develop cloud datacenter business

Sep 21, 10:57

Huawei plans to inject an annual R&D expenditure of US$1 billion in the next few years to develop its cloud datacenter products, aiming to generate revenues of US$10 billion from cloud-related business by 2020.

FET unveils first 5G lab in Taiwan

Sep 20, 15:29

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has unveiled the first 5G laboratory ever established in Taiwan through cooperation with Ericsson. The lab, which is also the world's 25th 5G labs, is the ninth of such fab that can reach a wireless data transfer speed of 1Gbps, according...

Taiwan market: APT to set up GSM network for voice communications

Sep 19, 15:16

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has disclosed it has obtained approval from Taiwan's National Communications Commission for establishing a GSM network on a 900MHz frequency band unit with bandwidth of 5MHz specifically for providing voice communication services for its 4G subscribers.

Japan market: SoftBank to adopt massive MIMO for 4G networks

Sep 13, 11:26

Japan-based mobile telecom carrier SoftBank will adopt massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) for 100 of its 4G base stations in 43 cities around Japan beginning September 16 in an attempt to improve efficiency of frequency band units and data transfer speeds at terminal users, according to...

China July mobile communication user base grows to 1.304 billion, says MIIT

Sep 12, 21:02

There were 1.304 billion mobile communication service subscribers in China as of the end of July 2016, increasing 0.30% on month and 0.73% on year, and 211.28 million (16.20%), of which were 3G users, 646.31 million (49.55%) were 4G users and 1.049 billion (80.40%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.77 per share for January-August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 10:28

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$19.69 billion (US$621 million), net operating profit of NT$4.08 billion and net profit of NT$3.37 billion for August 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$151.50 billion, net operating profit of NT$34.61 billion, net profit of NT$29.28...

Taiwan Mobile, FET report earnings for August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 10:24

Taiwan Mobile has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.56 billion (US$303.2 million) and an EBITDA of NT$2.88 billion for August. Net profits totaled NT$1.4 billion or NT$0.51 per share.

Taiwan market: Mobile Internet-access infrastructure key to development of mobile payments, says NCC

Aug 24, 20:04

The Taiwan government has been boosting development of mobile payment services in Taiwan, and its is essential to enhance mobile broadband Internet-access infrastructure, especially expanding spatial coverage, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: Acer, CHT jointly launch smart mobile office solutions

Aug 24, 12:17

Acer Communications and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have jointly launched smart mobile office solutions for the Taiwan market. The smart mobile office solutions are based on Acer's abPBX switch systems paired with CHT's 4G and fiber-optic networks, according to the companies.

SerComm, Gemtek ramping up small cell production

Aug 23, 15:09

Taiwan-based networking device makers SerComm and Gemtek Technology have continued to strengthen their deployments in the small cell sector and will begin to ramp up shipments of related products, according to industry sources.

Asia Pacific Telecom to buy LTE equipment from Ericsson

Aug 18, 12:21

Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has announced that it will purchase NT$2.814 billion (US$89.61 million) worth of LTE equipment from Ericsson for the establishment of its 4G networks.

Taiwan market: FET offers payment services for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes

Aug 16, 16:17

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has announced that it will allow its monthly mobile service subscribers to pay for applications and services purchased from Apple's App Store, Apple Music and iTunes together with their telephone bills.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China up slightly in 2Q16

Aug 15, 16:10

Smartphone Shipments in the China market totaled 149 million units in the second quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 2.7% on quarter and 14.3% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

China Mobile sees on-year growth in 1H16

Aug 12, 16:18

China Mobile has reported first-half 2016 operating revenues of CNY370.351 billion (US$56.68 billion) increasing 7.1% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY134.350 billion up 2.9%, operating profit CNY66.131 billion up 5.5% and net profit CNY60.618 billion...

Taiwan market: Cable TV user base over 5.14 million at end of 2Q16, says NCC

Aug 11, 15:14

There were 5.1438 million subscribers of cable TV services in Taiwan at the end of the second quarter of 2016, accounting for 60.52% of all households, according to statistics released by the National Communications Commission (NCC) on August 10.

Taiwan Mobile leads telecom operators with highest EPS for January-July period

Newswatch - Aug 11, 13:57

Taiwan Mobile led the top-3 Taiwan-based telecom operators with an EPS of NT$0.50 in July, followed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) with NT$0.41 and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) with NT$0.33.

Sigfox hopes to cooperate with Taiwan makers

Aug 3, 15:26

Sigfox, a France-based developer of low-power long-range wireless communication technology specifically for IoT, hopes to cooperate with Taiwan-based semiconductor and device makers because IoT entails a large volume of sensor and terminal devices and Taiwan-based makers are competitive in manufacturing...

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