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Taiwan market: FET launches position tracking service

Jul 21, 16:25

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched a position tracking service, dubbed BoBee, targeting the elderly, dementia and children groups as well as the pet market.

Commentary: Implications of Samsung 5G networks

Jul 21, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has accelerated the deployments of its 5G networks and will be ready to commence trial operations of the networks during Winter Olympic 2018, and to demonstrate related technology for business use in 2019. Such developments warrant high attention.

Global telecom players making cautious 5G deployments

Jul 21, 10:05

With the first set of 5G mobile communications standards slated to be released by 3GPP by the end of 2017, global telecom players are gearing up for deployments, but in a cautious manner, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: OTT device players expected to acquire viewers from CHT

Jul 14, 14:57

With Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT) multimedia content offered via its MOD services shrinking significantly due to disputes with content providers, several over-the-top (OTT) device players are expected to benefit from viewers looking for alternative options.

Cloud and mobile upgrade cycles to boost worldwide IT spending in 2H17, says IDC

Jul 13, 15:40

Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase by 4.5% in 2017 in constant currency terms, a significant improvement on last year's growth of 2.5%, with stronger upgrade cycles for infrastructure and mobile devices leading the improvement in the second half of the year, according to IDC.

India market: Reliance launches 4G enterprise VPN solution

Jul 13, 15:12

Reliance Communications, India's fully-integrated telecommunications service provider, has announced the launch of Branch Connect - the country's first 4G enterprise virtual private network (VPN) solution - designed to help businesses extend their corporate network.

Commercial 5G can be realized in 2019, says Qualcomm executive

Jul 13, 14:53

It will be possible to commercialize 5G networks in 2019 although the timetable is rather tight, and 5G standards are still being formed, according to Durga Malladi, senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm.

Ericsson Taiwan: Taiwan makers keen to 5G technology

Jul 12, 16:00

Telecom operators around the globe, including Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), are positive about building their 5G networks, driven by product developments and the push of technology standards by equipment suppliers, including Ericsson, according to Hakan...

Ericsson Taiwan president Hakan Cervell (right) and CTO Dann Yao

Taiwan market: Top-3 telecom companies post higher than expected earnings for 1H17

Jul 11, 14:52

Taiwan's top-three telecom operators, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), all posted higher-than-expected earnings in the first half of 2017, according to data released by the companies.

Taiwan to upgrade digital infrastructure

Jul 10, 18:45

The Taiwan government, under its four-year (2017-2021) Infrastructure Development Program, has announced a plan to upgrade the country's digital infrastructure with a total budget of NT$73.3 billion (US$2.4 billion).

Top China telecom players stepping up NB-IoT deployments

Jul 10, 18:26

To cash in on the upcoming rapid development of global Internet of Things (IoT) applications, China's three telecom heavyweights are aggressively moving to promote IoT platforms and subsidize partners in developing relevant chips, modules and initial application platforms to accelerate multiple IoT...

China telecom firms eyeing IoT market

Taiwan market: New profit-sharing scheme needed for TV operators and content providers

Jul 10, 14:53

A friction between Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and content providers for profit-sharing on content delivered through CHT's MOD (multimedia-on-demand) platform has become an issue involving cable TV operators and content providers.

Taiwan market: NCC to release more bandwidth for 4G communications

Jul 6, 15:46

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will begin accepting bids from July 19 to September 1 for the release of 2100MHz and 1800MHz frequency band units for 4G operations.

Xiaomi buys patents from Nokia

Jul 6, 15:16

Xiaomi Technology has acquired a swathe of patents from Nokia, according to an announcement by the two companies.

Huawei and Omantel to deploy G.fast in Middle East

Jul 5, 10:52

Huawei has announced it will jointly deploy the first G.fast network in the Middle East working with Omantel, a leading operator in Oman. Huawei said its E2E G.fast solution will support Omantel to construct ultra-broadband networks by reusing existing copper lines.

China Mobile Beijing and Huawei launch pilot project for MEC-based smart stadium

Jul 5, 10:38

China Mobile Beijing and Huawei have jointly launched a pilot project for a smart stadium at Beijing South Railway Station based on multi-access edge computing (MEC). This is the first time China Mobile Beijing has developed its enterprise business using MEC technology.

DJI pushing network scan drone to catch interference problem

Jul 3, 16:11

China-based drone vendor DJI at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shangahai 2017 showcased a drone product that it has developed with China Comservice. The drone is equipped with the Skycells system that is able to detect wireless signal strengths to help improve network connection stability.

MediaTek unveils NB-IoT SoC, partnership with China Mobile

Jun 29, 15:04

MediaTek has unveiled its first narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) system-on-chip (SoC), the MT2625, and announced a collaboration with China Mobile to build what the companies claim is the world's smallest NB-IoT module (16X18mm) around the chipset.

MWC Shanghai 2017 opens, highlighting 5G technology

Jun 29, 12:19

The 4-day MWC Shanghai 2017 kicked off on June 28, with top-tier telecom players including China Mobile, China Unicom, Huawei, ZTE and Ericsson highlighting their latest 5G technologies and related applications.

MWC Shanghai 2017

China and India to account for half of all new mobile subscribers added by 2020, finds GSMA study

Jun 29, 12:17

China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, will account for almost half of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added worldwide by the end of the decade, according to a new GSMA study.

Taiwan market: Chief Telecom debuts on emerging stock market

Jun 28, 15:30

IP telecom service provider Chief Telecom, a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, made its debut on Taiwan's Emerging Stock Board with an initial price of NT$85 (US$2.795) on June 28.

China economy, society to fully embrace 5G

Jun 26, 20:36

China will apply 5G mobile technologies in the construction of key infrastructures needed to fully digitalize its economy and society, ushering in a new era for the nation's development of digital economy, according to a white paper issued by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology...

Taiwan market: FET to enhance IoT deployment

Jun 26, 20:18

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will strengthen its deployment in the IoT segment to lay down the foundations for its next phase of sustained growth, leveraging the forthcoming 5G technology and related applications, according to company president Yvonne Li.

FET president yvonne Li

Chunghwa Telecom to offer 4-carrier aggregation services

Jun 23, 12:28

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has said it will begin to offer four-carrier aggregation (4Ca) services to increase traffic speeds utilizing 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands soon.

Advantech cooperates with Korea Telecom in industrial IoT

Jun 20, 18:02

Industrial computing solution developer Advantech has signed an MoU with Korea Telecom for cooperation to develop industrial IoT solutions, starting with the UBC-222, an IoT gateway supporting LTE-M wireless communication technology.

advantech

Win Semi looks to 5G base station construction for 2018 growth

Jun 19, 16:40

With 5G base station construction set to kick off in 2018, GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its business to enter another high-growth phase, according to company chairman Dennis Chen.

Taiwan market: APT to launch Taiwan first TDD LTE networks in 2H17

Jun 19, 16:32

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) plans to open its TDD LTE network, the first of its kind in Taiwan, for commercial use on a 2600MHz frequency band in the second half of 2017, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.

APT chairman Lu Fang-ming

Taiwan Mobile expects growth momentum to continue

Jun 15, 13:43

Taiwan Mobile aims to maintain its growth momentum by focusing on a number of key aspects, including network coverage, digital convergence, content development, online/offline channels and cloud services leveraging its well-established 4G business, according to company chairman Daniel Tsai.

Taiwan Mobile chairman Daniel Tsai

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular outperforms APT to become 4th-largest telecom operator

Jun 14, 20:30

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Star Cellular has outperformed rival company Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) to become the fourth-largest telecom operator in the Taiwan market, buoyed by a double-digit increase rate for its mobile service revenues, according to company president Cliff Lai.

Chunghwa Telecom to set up information security subsidiary

Jun 12, 12:20

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to set up an information security company in the second half of 2017 aiming to foster the development of Taiwan's cybersecurity industry, according to company chairman Cheng Yu.

Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan (left) and CHT chairman Cheng Yu

Taiwan market: TWM posts highest EPS among top-3 telecom carriers in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 09:34

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) led the top-3 Taiwan-based mobile telecom operators with the highest EPS of NT$0.48 for May, compared to NT$0.40 earned by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and NT$0.30 by Far EasTone Telecommunication (FET).

DOCSIS module maker Hitron reports strong sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 8, 14:07

Cable CPE and DOCSIS module maker Hitron Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$832 million (US$27.65 million) for May, up 21.4% on month and 36.6% on year.

China April mobile communication user base grows to 1.349 billion, says MIIT

Jun 6, 14:13

There were 1.349 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2017, increasing 0.29% on month and 4.22% on year, 156.09 million (11.57%) of which were 3G users, 849.38 million (62.94%) 4G users and 1.185 billion (87.79%) were accessed mobile Internet services,...

China market: China Mobile to deploy Small Cell network

Jun 5, 15:00

China Mobile will expand its 4G networks around China with the procurement of 324,000 TD-LTE devices, half regular TD-LTE base stations and the other half to be Small Cell units, according to industry sources.

Huawei plans to set up VR R&D centers in China, US

Jun 3, 12:08

China-based Huawei reportedly plans to set up R&D centers in China and the US for development of VR/AR/MR related products and applications, according to industry sources.

Taiwan-based networking device makers strengthening on differentiation to improve yields

May 31, 15:17

A number of Taiwan-based networking device makers saw their operating and gross margins improve in the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by individual companies' efforts to improve product mixes and product differentiations, according to industry sources.

FET cooperates with Ericsson to trial NB-IoT in smart parking

May 26, 11:37

Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has set up an experimental NB-IoT (narrow band Internet of Things) station at a 5G laboratory established through cooperation with Ericsson to jointly undertake trial application of the IoT technology on 700MHz frequency band units to smart...

Taiwan market: FET offers rental online consulting services

May 23, 15:35

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has teamed up with Soluto to launch online consulting services regarding use of handsets and connected consumer electronics for its subscribers, according to the mobile telecom carrier.

FET chief sales & marketing officer Maxwell Cheng

NB-IoT expected to catch up with LoRa in 2018, says SerComm CTO

May 17, 14:34

While LoRa was the earliest technology to be applied to IoT (Internet of Things) devices, NB (narrow band)-IoT has seen fast growing application since 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) completed standardization of NB-IoT in June 2016 and is expected to catch up with LoRa in 2018, according...

Taiwan market: TBC completes digitization of cable TV networks

May 17, 11:19

Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC) has announced the completion of digitizing its cable TV networks, becoming the first MSO (multi-system operator of cable TV) in the Taiwan market to do so.

Chunghwa Telecom sees slight revenue increase in April

May 11, 13:50

Chunghwa Telecom saw its revenues grow 0.3% on year to NT$18.55 billion (US$613.11 million) in April, while net profits increased 0.7% to NT$3.8 billion. EPS for the month stood at NT$0.49.

Digitimes Research: 5G commercial use to take off ahead of schedule

May 9, 11:33

While 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) plans to decide on first-stage 5G standards in the second half of 2018, some mobile telecom carriers showcased field testing of 5G key technologies and telecom equipment vendors exhibited point-to-point 5G network solutions at the Mobile World Congress...

Taiwan market: FET posts highest ARPU for mobile service in 1Q17

May 5, 15:27

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) posted the highest ARPU of NT$883 (US$29.29) for its mobile service subscribers in the first quarter of 2017, compared to NT$861 of Taiwan Mobile and NT$590 of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), according to data compiled by FET.

Taiwan market: Price competition for mobile telecom services expected to ease

May 5, 15:19

Price competition in Taiwan's mobile telecom service market is expected to ease shortly as the prevailing low rates for unlimited 4G services have significantly cut into the profits of local mobile telecom operators, according to James Jeng, president of Taiwan Mobile.

Taiwan Mobile president James Jeng

China March mobile communication user base grows to 1.346 billion

Apr 25, 13:48

There were 1.346 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2017, increasing 0.59% on month and 4.07% on year, and 161.03 million (11.96%) were 3G users, 836.22 million (62.15%) were 4G users and 1.138 billion (84.59%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...

Taiwan 1Q17 international Internet bandwidth stands at 2.095Tbps, says TWNIC

Apr 25, 13:46

Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 12 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 2.095Tbps as of the end of the first quarter of 2017, increasing 1.38% on quarter and 22.13% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taiwan market: CHT expects significant revenues from IoT platform

Apr 25, 12:03

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is to promote its in-house developed IoT platform to the business sector and aims to generate revenues of over NT$10 billion (US$33.04 million) a year from IoT applications within five years, according to company president Hsieh Chi-mao.

APT to install 300 large-scale base stations for 2600MHz frequency band

Apr 20, 15:21

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) plans to set up 300 large-scale base stations as well as over 11,000 Small Cell base stations to enable services through its 2600MHz frequency band, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan market: NCC to release more 4G band units

Apr 20, 11:14

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has indicated that it will for the third time release 2100MHz and 1800MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 150MHz for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in October 2017.

Digitimes Research: China FTTH user base growing fast

Apr 18, 21:00

The China government began to implement the Broadband China policy in 2013 and consequently fiber-optic infrastructure has been widely established. The number of FTTH subscribers quickly increased to 227.7 million as of the end of 2016, accounting for 76.6% of all fixed-line broadband Internet-access...

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