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Huawei Technologies cooperates with Qualcomm to finish LTE CAT 11 terminal testing

May 20, 11:52

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the completion of LTE CAT (category) 11 terminal testing through cooperation with Qualcomm, with a maximum download speed of 600Mbps using 3CC (3-carrier) CA (carrier aggregation) and 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) tech...

China April mobile phone user base at 1.293 billion, says MIIT

May 20, 11:50

There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2015, slipping 0.08% on month but growing 3.28% on year, and 466.30 million (36.06%) of them were 3G users, 177.96 million (13.76%) 4G users and 889.98 million (68.83%) mobile Internet-access users,...

Taiwan market: Ambit kicks off 4G operation

May 18, 11:09

Ambit Microsystems on May 15 started commercial operation of 4G mobile communication services, including VoLTE (voice over LTE), in the Taiwan market, according to the company.

China telecom carriers to invest CNY1.1 trillion in 2015-2017, says MIIT

May 18, 10:58

China Mobile, China United Network Communications and China Telecom will invest CNY1.1 trillion (US$177 billion) to expand fixed-line and mobile telecom infrastructure in China during 2015-2017, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: Vee TIME to stop WiMAX operations

May 13, 10:46

Taiwan-based WiMAX operator Vee TIME has decided to stop operations due to large cumulative operating losses, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Ambit to start 4G operation

May 12, 11:25

Taiwan-based Ambit Microsystems, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, has announced that it will kick off 4G telecom services on May 15.

Chunghwa Telecom EPS at NT$1.85 for January-April

May 12, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.91 billion (US$127 million) for April 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$1.85 for January-April.

Taiwan market: TWM aims at 3 million 4G users for end of 2015

May 4, 10:37

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has reached 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, the company said at an April 30 investors conference.

Chunghwa Telecom 1Q15 capital spending at NT$5.53 billion

May 4, 10:24

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set aside a capex budget of NT$30.7 billion (US$1 billion) for 2015 and spent NT$5.53 billion in the first quarter, according to the company at an April 30 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Star Cellular aims at 500,000 4G users for end of 2015

Apr 29, 21:37

Taiwan Star Cellular aims to increase the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers from 200,000-250,000 currently to 500,000 at the end of 2015, according to company president Cliff Lai.

China market: China Telecom 1Q15 revenues, profit down

Apr 29, 11:24

China Telecom on April 28 released its first-quarter 2015 financial report, with revenues of CNY81.453 (US$13.06 billion) decreasing 2.1% on year and net profit dropping 9% to CNY5.046 billion.

Taiwan market: FET aims at 3 million 4G users by end of 2015

Apr 29, 11:20

Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) saw the number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers increase from nearly one million at year-end 2014 to 1.5 million at the end of first-quarter 2015 and aims to increase the number further to three million by year-end 2015, according to the co...

Commentary: Nokia set to become a telecom equipment player

Apr 28, 14:05

Nokia's recent moves, including its announcement to buy France-based Alcatel-Lucent for EUR15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion) and to review an option for a potential divestment for its 'Here' mapping service, clearly indicate that the Finland-based company is shifting away from the handset business.

There will be 50 FDD-LTE/TD-LTE convergence networks in 2015, says Huawei

Apr 23, 15:11

Eighteen FDD-LTE/TD-LTE convergence networks have been set up worldwide and the number is expected to increase to 50 in 2015, according to China-based Huawei Technologies.

China March mobile phone user base reaches 1.294 billion, says MIIT

Apr 22, 15:11

There were 1.294 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2015, growing 0.35% on month and 3.65% on year, and 475.90 million (36.78%) of them were 3G users, 161.93 million (12.51%) were 4G users and 899.84 million (69.54%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

China Mobile 1Q15 profits fall on year for 7th time straight

Apr 21, 14:17

China Mobile has published its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, with profits of CNY23.83 billion (US$3.82 billion), decreasing 5.6% on year for the seventh consecutive time.

Taiwan 1Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.479Tbps, says TWNIC

Apr 20, 14:49

Taiwan's direct Internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.479Tbps as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, increasing 2.91% on quarter and 12.76% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom reaches 2 million 4G users

Apr 14, 21:14

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 14 announced that 4G mobile communication subscriptions have reached two million, the highest among 4G operators in Taiwan.

NCC holds public hearing on 4G operator mergers

Apr 14, 15:39

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on April 13 held a public hearing regarding its supervision of 4G business operations arising from operators merging. Attendees included Taiwan's five 4G operators and Ambit Microsystems, the only 4G licensee to have not yet started operations, and...

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$1.35 per share for January-March

Apr 13, 10:53

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 10 reported net profit of NT$3.14 billion (US$100 million) for March 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$1.35 for January-March.

Chunghwa Telecom reports revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:08

Chunghwa Telecom has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.059 billion (US$578.56 million) for March 2015, representing a 5.39% drop on month and 14.52% drop on year.

NCC approves Chunghwa Telecom Internet price cuts

Apr 7, 13:41

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved proposed 3.99-4.30% reductions in monthly leased-circuit fees by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) for its ADSL and fiber-optic (not including fiber to the home/building) broadband fixed-line Internet-access services. The lower pricing will be effective...

Taiwan market: Bidding for new 4G band units to be less intense, says TWM president

Mar 30, 14:08

Taiwan's National Communications Commission will offer 2,600MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in September 2015.

Taiwan market: CHT signs smart city deals with 15 local governments

Mar 24, 15:19

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been promoting smart city solutions as a focus of its development of ICT (information and communication technology) applications and services and has signed MoUs with 15 local governments in Taiwan to boost smart city business, according to the company.

China Mobile to cut 2015 capex

Mar 20, 15:33

China Mobile has set aside a capex budget of CNY199.7 billion (US$31.9 billion) for 2015, decreasing 6.46% from its actual expenditures in 2014, according to the company.

China February mobile phone user base reaches 1.289 billion, says MIIT

Mar 19, 11:47

There were 1.289 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of February 2015, slipping by 0.08% on month but growing by 4.01% on year, and 485.51 million (37.65%) of them were 3G users and 883.40 million (68.51%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...

National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company

Mar 13, 15:59

National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom expects 4G user base to reach 2 million at beginning of 2Q15

Mar 13, 10:43

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) had 1.33 million 4G subscribers at the end of 2014 and expects the number to increase to two million at the beginning of the second quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Development of Wi-Fi Only Phone service gaining momentum

Mar 12, 14:49

The launch of Google's Nova project and Cablevision's Freewheel services will help push the deployment of Cable Wi-Fi as well as the implementation of Wi-Fi Only Phone and Wi-Fi First telecom services, according to Digitimes Research.

Automation equipment supplier Aurora sees 5% on-year growth in February revenues

Mar 12, 13:43

Taiwan-based office automation machines and furniture distributor Aurora has announced consolidated revenues of NT$779 million (US$24.59 million) for February, down 21% on month, but up 4.8% on year.

Chunghwa Telecom reports profit for February

Mar 11, 11:30

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.74 billion (US$119 million) for February 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$0.94 for January-February.

China Mobile applies for FDD LTE license

Mar 10, 14:35

China Mobile has applied for an FDD LTE license with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), according to company chairman Xi Guahua.

Taiwan market: FET to procure 2.8 million mobile devices in 2015, says report

Mar 10, 11:02

Taiwan-based telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will procure 2.35 million handsets and 350,000-450,000 tablets and smartwatches or wrist bands in 2015, ompany chief sales & marketing officer Maxwell Cheng reportedly has indicated.

MWC: Acer Octon promotes SDN-based business communication solutions

Mar 6, 10:59

Acer Octon, a joint venture between Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, demonstrated its new cloud-based PBX business-use communication solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Acer Octon president James Sha

MWC 2015: Chipset vendors, equipment suppliers gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U devices

Mar 5, 14:06

Chipset solution vendors and telecom equipment providers, including Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung Electronics, Nokia and Huawei, are gearing up efforts to develop LTE-U (LTE unlicensed spectrum) solutions and technology, with a number of LTE-U-enabled devices likely to enter commercial production in...

Taiwan market: 3G avergae download speed reaches 6.27Mbps, says NCC

Mar 5, 12:04

Taiwan's 3G mobile access to the Internet reaches an average download speed of 6.27Mbps and upload speed of 1.08Mbps, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Taiwan to release more 4G frequency bands in 3Q15

Mar 2, 14:14

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 25 announced plans to release a total bandwidth of 190MHz for operating 4G mobile communication services through open bid in the third quarter of 2015. This is the second bid held in Taiwan following the first in October 2013.

China releases FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom, China Unicom

Mar 2, 10:50

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on February 27 announced the release of FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China Unicom.

Chunghwa Telecom sets up OTT task force

Mar 2, 10:46

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set up a task force of about 20 members to specifically promote OTT (over the top) video and services to consumers and enterprises, according to company chairman Rick Tsai.

China January mobile phone user base grows to 1.290 billion, says MIIT

Mar 2, 10:43

There were 1.29 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of January 2015, growing 0.34% on month and 4.47% on year, and 485.05 million (37.59%) of them were 3G users, 117.87 million (9.13%) were 4G users and 880.14 million (68.20%) were mobile Internet-access users,...

Chunghwa Telecom expects profits from 4G to come ahead of schedule

Feb 25, 11:57

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) started 4G commercial operations in Taiwan in late May 2014 and originally forecast that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) would turn positive after three years and net operating profits would begin after four years, but now expects positive EBITDA...

NCC to fine APT and TWM NT$300,000 for late reporting roaming cooperation

Feb 17, 12:36

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on February 16 decided to fine Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM) NT$300,000 (US$9,509) each because APT signed to cooperate on 4G roaming services with TWM on September 25, 2014 but filed a report with the NCC as late as December 17...

Chunghwa Telecom aims at Taiwan 4G market share of 40% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:50

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) recorded a market share of 38.6% of total 4G subscribers in Taiwan at the end of 2014 and aims to increase the market share to 40% and expand its 4G network to cover 99% of Taiwan's population in 2015, the company said at a February 16 investors conference.

China Mobile reaches 100 million TD-LTE users, says report

Feb 16, 12:08

China Mobile attained 100 million TD-LTE subscribers as of the end of January 2015 and aims to increase the number to 250 million by the end of 2015 and sell 200 million TD-LTE-enabling smartphones and data communication devices in 2015, according to a media report.

FET to deal out 2014 dividend per share of NT$3.75

Feb 16, 10:05

Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) board of directors on February 13 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.75 (US$0.12) for 2014, 6.53% in excess of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.52.

China to release FDD-LTE licenses, says report

Feb 13, 15:42

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will soon release FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom and China United Network Communications (China Unicom), according to China-based tech.qq.com.

Taiwan market: Fixed-line Internet-access speeds in 2014 same as advertised levels, says NCC

Feb 13, 15:10

Fixed-line broadband Internet-access speeds in Taiwan in 2014 were found to generally meet levels advertised by operators, with average download speeds reaching 93.3-110.3% of claimed levels and average upload speeds reaching 88.4-115.2%, according to the National Communications Commission (NCC).

Chunghwa Telecom nets NT$0.46 per share for January

Feb 11, 12:02

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported net profit of NT$3.57 billion (US$113 million) for January 2015, translating into net EPS of NT$0.46.

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