China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.295 billion, says MIIT
Aug 26, 11:39
There were 1.295 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of July 2015, growing 0.13% sequentially and 2.47% on year, and 444.08 million (34.30%) of them were 3G users, 250.52 million (19.35%) 4G users and 937.43 million (72.41%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's...
China Mobile, China Telecom post mixed 1H15 revenues
Aug 21, 15:40
China Mobile on August 20 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, with consolidated revenues reaching CNY340.727 billion (US$54.77 billion) up 4.94%, while China Telecom posted revenues of CNY164.953 billion, decreasing 0.6%, according to the companies.
China Unicom, China Telecom setting up FDD LTE networks, say reports
Aug 21, 11:05
China Unicom and China Telecom have been actively establishing FDD LTE networks in China since they obtained FDD LTE licenses in late February 2015, and aim to complete installing 500,000 and 460,000 base stations, respectively, by the end of 2015, according to China-based media reports.
Taiwan plans to release white space frequency bands
Aug 17, 13:43
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) plans to release white space frequency bands which will be available for use via application rather than open-bids as early as in 2017, according to NCC.
ITU grants China Telecom Big Data standard
Aug 11, 15:33
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved Requirements and Capabilities for Cloud Computing-based Big Data, a Big Data standard proposed by China Telecom and coded the standard Recommendation ITU-T (ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Sector) Y.3600, according to China Telecom...
Taiwan opens 4G+ experimental network
Aug 7, 15:51
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on August 6 started trails of a 4G+ (4G, 4.5G, 5G) experimental network for Taiwan-based makers to test interoperability between their smartphones, smartphone-use IC solutions, mobile terminal devices, Small Cell and Wi-Fi devices, as well as to enable mobile...
SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August
Aug 7, 14:30
The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well as Digital China, Inspur, China Mobile, China Telecom and the Jiangsu Posts and Telecommunications Planning and Design...
FET arranges stake investment in CNS via buying corporate bonds
Jul 31, 15:42
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on July 30 announced it will subscribe to 7-year unsecured corporate bonds at a fixed annual interest of 3% worth up to NT$17.12 billion (US$546 million), paving the way to acquiring a major stake in China Networks Systems (CNS), the largest cable TV MSO in the...
FET takes legal action against TWM over 4G frequency dispute
Jul 28, 15:08
Mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has filed with the Taipei District Court a request for provisional measures prohibiting fellow company Taiwan Mobile (TWM) from using a portion of it C1 frequency band to operate 4G mobile communication services, until TWM returns...
China June mobile phone user base up sequentially, says MIIT
Jul 24, 14:20
There were 1.293 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of June 2015, growing 0.05% on month and 2.58% on year, and 448.45 million (34.68%) were 3G users, 225.47 million (17.44%) were 4G users and 905.15 million (70.01%) were mobile Internet-access users, according...
Gartner expects 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015
Jul 23, 15:37
Global mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59% from 2014, according to Gartner. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million TB. Gartner analysts advise communication service providers...
Taiwan to release 2.5-2.6GHz band units for 4G operation in 4Q15
Jul 23, 15:29
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on July 22 announced the release of 2.5-2.6GHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 190MHz to six 4G licensees through open-bid competition in the fourth quarter of 2015, with total floor price set at NT$14.4 billion (US$465 million).
Taiwan 2Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.561Tbps, says TWNIC
Jul 20, 10:10
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.561Tbps as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.55% on quarter and 10.43% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
Taisys showcasing smart thin-film SIM, slimduet application at MWC Shanghai
Jul 16, 10:29
Taisys Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of solutions for vertically integrating telecom and mobile banking services, is exhibiting in-house-developed smart thin-film SIM technology and slimduet application for over-the-air downloading mobile phone numbers at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai...
Huawei Technologies, ZTE invest in 5G R&D
Jul 14, 10:47
China-based telecom equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE, in an attempt to lead in international development of 5G mobile communication technology and application, will invest US$600 million and EUR300 million (US$336 million) respectively in 5G R&D, according to the companies.
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to deploy 2,600 4G base stations
Jul 8, 11:57
Asia Pacific Telecom will complete deployment of 2,600 4G base stations around Taiwan at the end of August or the beginning of September and aims to increase the number of 4G mobile communication subscribers from 300,000 at present to 700,000-800,000 by the end of 2015, according to company chairman...
Taiwan market: CHT hikes 4G user targets, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 29, 11:22
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has upward adjusted the target number of its 4G mobile communication subscribers in the Taiwan market for the end of 2015 from four million to 4.2 million, Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN) has cited company president Shih Mu-piao as saying...
China mobile phone user base drops slightly on month in May, says MIIT
Jun 29, 10:44
There were 1.292 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2015, slipping 0.05% on month but growing 2.86% on year, and 455.84 million (35.27%) of them were 3G users, 200.77 million (15.54%) 4G ones and 896.94 million (69.40%) had mobile Internet access, according...
Taiwan market: FET to offer smart home services in 2H15
Jun 22, 14:29
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) will provide smart home services based on its mobile communications networks through cooperation with other members of the Far Eastern Group in the second half of 2015, according to company chairman and the business group's president Douglas Hsu.
China MIIT official calls for cross-strait cooperation in telecom
Jun 16, 15:38
Vice minister Liu Lihua for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), at an annual cross-Taiwan Strait telecommunication conference held in Taiwan on June 15, called for closer cooperation between China and Taiwan in developing telecom technology and telecom services.
Taiwan actively developing 5G mobile technology
Jun 12, 15:32
Taiwan-based IT vendors, networking/communication device makers, telecom carriers and the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have been jointly developing 5G mobile communication technology, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), which has been coordinating...
IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?
Jun 3, 11:53
In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...
China Telecom to procure PON devices in 2015
Jun 1, 21:27
China Telecom will procure 970,000 PON (passive optical network) OLT (optical line terminal) devices and 3.57 million PON terminal devices in 2015, according to the company.
Chunghwa Telecom reaches 2.34 million 4G users in 1 year
May 29, 16:54
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) saw 4G subscribers increase to 2.34 million, accounting for 37.1-37.7% of the total in Taiwan, on May 28, the anniversary of it kicking off 4G operations, according to company president Shih Mu-piao.
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.