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Taiwan makes plan for TD-LTE, FDD LTE, says NCC

Sep 17, 12:03

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has made a draft plan to release frequency band units for TD-LTE and FDD LTE mobile communication operation, according to NCC chairman Howard Shyr.

China Mobile chairman calls for cross-strait cooperation in 5G development

Sep 17, 11:15

China Mobile chairman Xi Guo-hua, in an opening speech for the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) annual conference in Taiwan on September 16, expressed the hope that the telecom industries in Taiwan and China can co-develop 5G technology standards based on GTI and other platforms through cooperation with...

China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua

Taiwan assigns too few band units for TDD, says SerComm president

Sep 16, 11:47

The Taiwan government plans to assign 2600MHz frequency band units of 50MHz bandwidth for TDD (time division duplexing), and the bandwidth takes up only 10% of total bandwidth available for beyond 4G (B4G) and 5G development, much less than at least 30% as assigned in many other countries, according...

Huawei, Lenovo looking to enhance presence in high-end smartphone segment

Sep 15, 21:32

The new flagship smartphones recently unveiled by China-based handset vendors Huawei and Lenovo aim to enhance their presence in the high-end smartphone segment, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sets iPhone 6 contract-bundled pricing

Sep 15, 11:00

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced contract-bundled purchase prices for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which are expected to be launched in the Taiwan market in late September, according to the company.

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.49 per share for January-August

Sep 11, 15:41

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$2.88 billion (US$96 million) for August 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$3.49 for January-August.

Digitimes Research: 3G to take up 53.1% of mobile communication users in ASEAN in 2016

Sep 5, 15:24

The total number of mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market will reach 744.3 million in 2016, with 3G to account for 53.1%, 2G for 39.9% and 4G for 7%, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better profits

Sep 2, 14:12

Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and adopted a strategy of flooding the market with multiple smartphone models, are turning to marketing through retail and...

Taiwan market: TWM, FET add 1800MHz to 4G operation

Sep 1, 11:48

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have obtained licenses for operations on 1800MHz frequency band units from the National Communications Commission and started 4G services using the band units.

Asia Pacific Telecom to merge with Ambit Microelectronics

Sep 1, 10:58

Shareholders of Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), the only CDMA 2000 operator and one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, at a meeting on August 29, approved the merger of the company with Ambit Microelectronics, also a 4G licensee, through a stock swap of 0.4975 APT shares for one Ambit...

Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET offer 4G pricing with unlimited use

Aug 29, 15:52

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), viewing that Taiwan Star Cellular has offered unlimited 4G mobile Internet bundled with a 24-month contract at a fixed monthly rate of NT$599 (US$19.97), on August 28 announced unlimited 4G price-plans of their own,...

China Telecom records 1H14 revenues of CNY166.0 billion

Aug 28, 16:04

China Telecom generated consolidated revenues of CNY166.0 billion (US$26.9 billion) for the first half of 2014, including revenues of CNY16.6 billion, and increasing 5.3% on year, according to China-based tech.qq.com.

Taiwan market: FET and TWM add 390,000 4G users in two months

Aug 26, 12:14

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM), two of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, kicked off commercial operations in early June 2014 and on August 25 announced that the number of subscribers increased to more than 200,000 and 190,000, respec...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular kicks off 4G operation

Aug 25, 21:42

Taiwan Star Cellular, one of the six next-generation (4G) mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, on August 25 announced the launch of commercial operations and is offering a fixed monthly charge of NT$599 (US$19.97) bundled with a 24-month contract with unlimited use, with the price available until...

Mobile Internet will continue to drive mobile revenues, contributing to 31% of global service revenues in 1Q14, says ABI Research

Aug 25, 15:38

In the first quarter of 2014, worldwide mobile service revenues increased 0.58% on year to US$264 billion, according to ABI Research. Revenues for 2014 will grow 2.9% on year to US$1.01 trillion, mainly driven by the robust growth of the mobile Internet market.

China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.263 billion, says MIIT

Aug 25, 10:51

There were 1.263 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of July 2014, growing 0.24% on month and 6.60% on year. Of the subscribers, 476.90 million (37.75%) were 3G users and 872.21 million (69.04%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry...

Taiwan market: Internet penetration reached 77.66% in 1H14, says TWNIC

Aug 22, 14:52

An estimated 16.22 million Taiwan citizens aged 12 or above used fixed-line or wireless Internet services during the first half of 2014, equivalent to a penetration rate of 77.66%, according the latest survey undertaken by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) during May...

Taiwan market: New iPhone expected to drive demand for 4G subscriptions

Aug 19, 11:24

Many 3G mobile subscribers in Taiwan are waiting for the launch of the new iPhone with which they will shift to 4G subscriptions, and therefore the new iPhone is expected to boost demand for 4G subscription, which will possibly happen in late October or early November, according to sources with handset...

China Mobile 1H14 net profit down 8.5% on year

Aug 15, 15:53

China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, has released its first-half 2014 financial report, with net profit of CNY57.7 billion (US$9.36 billion) decreasing 8.5% on year.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular offers free 4G trial services

Aug 14, 16:19

Taiwan Star Cellular has announced one-month free 4G trial services with no volume limits. It said it has established a 4G network covering 80% of Taiwan's population.

Digitimes Research: Singapore tops ASEAN countries in LTE subscriptions

Aug 13, 19:36

Fifteen mobile telecom carriers in seven ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries had started LTE commercial operations as of the end of the second quarter of 2014, and Singapore ranked first with LTE subscribers accounting for nearly 30% of all mobile communication subscriptions, according...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$3.12 per share for January-July

Aug 11, 11:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.37 billion (US$112 million) for July 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$3.12 for January-July.

Digitimes Research: ASEAN countries have potential in mobile handset market, but pre-paid services may be an issue

Aug 5, 11:01

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a total of 700 million mobile handset users and 20 million fixed-line broadband users in 2013, and compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for handset users and fixed-line broadband users from 2003-2013 were 24% and 40%, respectively,...

Chunghwa Telecom lowers 2014 capex budget by 5-10%

Jul 31, 12:06

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has decided to reduce its 2014 capital expenditure budget by 5-10% from NT$40.1 billion (US$1.34 billion) to NT$36.09-38.095 billion.

Taiwan market: FET aims at 95% 4G coverage at end of 2014

Jul 30, 22:02

Far EasTone Telecommunications has been deploying its 4G network around Taiwan and aims to reach a population coverage of 95% at the end of 2014, according to company president Yvonne Li.

TWM foresees profit drop in 3Q14

Jul 29, 11:55

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has released financial forecast for third-quarter of 2014, expecting net profit to shrink 16.85% sequentially.

Taiwan market: Nearly 1,500 4G base stations in operation at end of June, says NCC

Jul 23, 15:21

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) approved the establishment of 2,918 4G base stations, and 1,458 ones were in operation as of the end of June 2014.

China Mobile TD-LTE user base increases to nearly 14 million in June

Jul 23, 15:00

China Mobile saw its number of TD-LTE subscribers increase to 13.943 million at the end of June 2014, according to the company.

TWM, FET to swap 1800MHz band units for 4G

Jul 17, 15:46

Taiwan's National Communications Commission on July 16 consented to the exchange of two 1800MHz frequency bands between Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) to facilitate each other to start 4G mobile communication operations on the band units as early as the end of third-quarter...

Taiwan market: Taifo licensed to operate FTTH services in Taipei

Jul 17, 11:57

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a license to Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium (Taifo) for operating FTTH fixed-line broadband Internet-access and VoIP communication services around Taipei City.

China market: China Telecom starts dual-mode 4G trial operation

Jul 17, 11:07

China Telecom has kicked off TD-LTE/LTE FDD dual-mode 4G trial operation in 16 cities in China and plans to invest CNY13.2 billion (US$2.1 billion) in 4G infrastructure in 2014, according to China-based www.jinghua.cn.

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset suppliers are stretching their muscles for next-generation basebands that will enable speeds of up to 300Mbps, namely...

Samsung finishes LTE-A solution development for mobile processors, says report

Jul 15, 11:53

Samsung Electronics reportedly has finished developing an LTE-A modem chip solution, the Exynos Modem 300, and will integrate it into the company's quad-core processors to compete against Qualcomm, according to a Korean-language D-Daily report.

Digitimes Research: China Mobile excluded from FD-LTE pilot operation licenses

Jul 15, 11:39

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued two FD-LTE pilot operation licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom on June 27 for several cities in China. However, China Mobile, which is most aggressive about FD/TD-LTE dual-mode network technology was excluded, showing that the...

Foxconn inclined to support Asia Pacific Telecom 4G operations in place of Ambit, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 14:52

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is inclined to completely support Asia Pacific Telecom to start 4G commercial operations instead of having its wholly-owned subsidiary Ambit Microsystems, also a 4G licensee, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.69 per share for January-June

Jul 11, 10:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 10 reported net profit of NT$3.62 billion (US$121 million) for June 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$2.69 for January-June.

Digitimes Research: Global TD-LTE users to reach 70.4 million at end of 2014

Jul 7, 15:41

The total number of TD-LTE subscribers worldwide increased to 12.48 million at the end of the first quarter of 2014 and will increase to 70.4 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom aims at add 600,000 over 100Mbps Internet-access users in 2014

Jul 4, 14:51

Chunghwa Telecom has continued to upgrade its broadband Internet-access services in the Taiwan market and aims to add 600,000 over 100Mbps download speed subscribers in 2014, with 35% to be on FTTH, according to the company.

Taiwan market: 4G user base may reach 1-1.5 million at end of 2014, say Taiwan vendors

Jul 1, 21:33

With Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) having started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan, the total number of 4G subscribers is expected to keep increasing along with continued expansion of 4G networks and possible price wars. The market stands a chance...

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular in strategic alliance with LG U+

Jun 25, 12:12

Taiwan Star Cellular, a 4G mobile communication licensee in Taiwan, has announced it has formed strategic alliance with South Korea-based telecom carrier LG U+ to leverage the latter's experience in the 4G market.

CHT 2014 profit target deemed conservative

Jun 25, 10:51

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) chairman Rick Tsai, in response to shareholders' question that the company's 2014 target net EPS of NT$4.62 (US$0.154) is too conservative compared to NT$5.12 recorded for 2013, indicated that it will make efforts to increase revenues and decrease operating expenses to beat the...

China May mobile phone user base reaches 1.256 billion, says MIIT

Jun 24, 16:00

There were 1.256 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China at the end of May 2014, growing 0.36% on month and 7.82% on year, and 464.07 million (36.94%) were 3G users, and 857.37 million (68.24%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

Digitimes Research: LTE broadcast to become a new area for growth in the long term

Jun 24, 15:29

In mature telecom markets, most carriers have faced saturation in customer bases and slow revenues growths in the past five years. The top-4 carriers in the US, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, together only achieved total revenues growth of US$24.4 billion from 2008-2012 with a CAGR of 2.28%,...

China telecom carriers see mixed results in subscriber growths, say reports

Jun 24, 15:09

China's telecom carriers have announced their subscriber growths for May, with the number of 3G and 4G subscribers growing continuously, and the number of 2G subscribers declining, according to Chinese-language reports from Tencent and Sina.com.

China May mobile phone user base grows to 1.256 billion, says MIIT

Jun 23, 10:26

There were 1.256 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2014, growing 0.36% on month and 7.82% on year. 464.07 million (36.94%) were 3G users and 857.37 million (68.24%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China's Ministry...

TWM to start 1800MHz 4G operation by end of October

Jun 13, 15:28

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) began 4G commercial operation on a 700MHz frequency band unit in early June and its service on a 1800MHz band unit will start by end-of-October 2014, according to company chairman Richard Tsai.

FET aims at 6% revenue proportion for value-added services in 3 years

Jun 12, 12:25

Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) aims to increase the proportion of revenues from mobile value-added services, mainly content and e-commerce, to 6% and its share of the local enterprise-use mobile communication services market from 15% currently to 20% in three years, according to...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$2.22 per share for January-May

Jun 11, 12:22

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.39 billion (US$112 million) for May 2014, resulting in net EPS of NT$2.22 for January-May.

China market: China Mobile launches first own-brand 4G smartphone M811

Jun 10, 11:55

China Mobile has launched M811, its first own-brand 4G smartphone, for sale in the China market at a contract-free retail price of CNY999 (US$160), according to China-based tech.qq.com.

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