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Monday 10 May 2021
Chief Telecom to build new datacenter in Taiwan
Taiwan-based telecom solution provider Chief Telecom will establish its fourth datacenter in northern Taiwan with the construction to begin in the second half of the year, according to company chairman Yan-hung Wu.
Friday 30 April 2021
Win Semi gearing up for robust PA demand for 5G, Wi-Fi 6E devices
GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors expects robust power amplifier (PA) demand for 5G and Wi-Fi 6E applications to drive its revenue growth in the second half of 2021.
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Taiwan 1Q21 international Internet bandwidth over 4,840Gbps
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries/regions (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached total bandwidth of 4,840.613Gbps as of the end of first-quarter 2021, increasing 0.47% sequentially and 31.43% on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
Monday 26 April 2021
APT to launch MOCN 5G services in 3Q21
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) is set to launch its MOCN (multi-operator core network) 5G services in the third quarter of 2021 with target download rate to be maintained at over 300Mbps, according to company chairman Fang Ming Lu.
Thursday 22 April 2021
Malaysia invites telecom equipment vendors to 5G bidding, says report
Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) under Malaysia's Ministry of Finance has invited Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, Cisco, NEC, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and FiberHome to participate in the bidding for constructing 5G infrastructure in the country, according to a report from The Edge Markets.
Thursday 22 April 2021
HTC to venture into Open RAN market
HTC plans to venture into the Open RAN market in cooperation with strategic partners, optimizing its expertise related to 5G private networks, communications protocols and edge computing, according to Raymond Pao, vice president of enterprise solutions.
Thursday 22 April 2021
Qualcomm forms alliance to promote 5G notebook chips in Taiwan
Qualcomm has joined forces with Microsoft, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Acer, Asustek, ECS, Inventec and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) to set up "Enterprise Digital Transformation Action Front" seeking to offer total solutions for 5G private networks and 5G commercial notebooks to accelerate enterprises' digital transformation.
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Vietnam to accelerate 5G commercialization
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam is laying the groundwork of its telecom infrastructure, saying that it will accelerate 5G commercialization and kick off massive 5G service testing in 2021, according to a local media report.
Friday 16 April 2021
Internet penetration at 83.8% for 12-year-old and above in Taiwan in 2020
Internet users took up 83.8% of the population aged 12 and above in Taiwan in 2020, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
Thursday 15 April 2021
China Internet user base near 989 million at year-end 2020
The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 988.99 million at year-end 2020, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
Wednesday 14 April 2021
India Bharti to develop IoT devices with Dixon
India-based Bharti Enterprises is to develop IoT and other communication devices with local EMS Dixon Technologies to capitalize on the government policy designed to encourage local production, according to a media report from India.
Thursday 8 April 2021
Business opportunities in Vietnam: Q&A with Keven Cheng, Taiwan Trade Center director in Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam has joined the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and has signed FTAs (free-trade agreements) with the EU and the UK. These deals have positioned Vietnam as a preferred location for manufacturers seeking to disperse their capacity deployments amid the US-China trade disputes.
Tuesday 6 April 2021
TIP helps Indonesian telecom carriers test Open RAN
Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a US-based non-profit organization established in 2016, is helping five Indonesian telecom carriers test Open Radis Access Network (RAN) that reduces costs for building connectivity in remote and less populated islands in the eastern parts of the cuntry.
Tuesday 6 April 2021
CHPT cooperates with CHT to set up 5G-based smart factory
IC testing interface solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test (CHPT) has upgraded its factory in northern Taiwan into 5G-based smart facility through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), its parent company, according to CHPT.
Wednesday 31 March 2021
EV industry bracing for long-term growth
Despite the pandemic-induced impacts, global electric vehicle (EV) shipments reached as high as 2.5 million units in 2020 - an achievement that has encouraged governments in advanced economies to accelerate policy formation that will be favorable to the advancement of the EV industry, according to industry experts.
Monday 29 March 2021
PCB demand for 5G infrastructure vital to Wus business results in 2021
China-based PCB maker Wus Printed Circuits will see its revenue performance for 2021 hinge largely on whether demand for 5G infrastructure applications in China will rebound, according to industry sources.
Monday 29 March 2021
Taiwan to establish new ministry for digital development in 2022
Taiwan's cabinet has decided to establish a ministry of digital development in 2022 to accelerate the country's digital transformation, promote digital economy and improve information and communications security, according to minister without portfolio Yau-hwang Kuo .
Friday 26 March 2021
WiAdvance eyeing Southeast Asia market
WiAdvance, a subsidiary of Wistron, is looking to start expanding its presence in the 5G and AIoT solutions markets in Southeast Asia in 2022, according to company president Michael Hsia.
Friday 26 March 2021
MediaTek likely to see March revenue hit record high
Sufficient foundry support will boost MediaTek's March revenue to a record high, according to market sources.
Thursday 25 March 2021
Highlights of the day: TSMC to continue making chips for Intel
Third-party foundries will continue to play an important role in Intel's freshly unveiled IDM 2.0 strategy. TSMC is currently a major contract chipmaker for the US chip giant, and is expected to remain so in the foreseeable future. Chip shortages are worsening, spreading across many different market segments. Sercomm has disclosed networking chip lead times have now extended to a year. In Taiwan, some major companies, such as Compal and Asustek, are eyeing smart pole business opportunities. They have formed an alliance aiming to set smart pole standards for the worldwide market.
Thursday 25 March 2021
Alliance formed in Taiwan to promote 5G smart pole standards
A total of 25 companies in Taiwan have newly formed a 5G Smart Pole Standard Promotion Alliance, aiming to draft technological standards and tap huge smart-city business opportunities worldwide.
Thursday 25 March 2021
Apogee optimistic about 2021
Optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has expressed optimism about its outlook this year, citing a pick-up in demand for 5G and datacenter applications.
Wednesday 24 March 2021
CCL makers asked to ready shipments for China 5G infrastructure despite uncertainty
Overall components shipments for 5G infrastructure construction in China remain in low gear, but Taiwan's CCL makers are still being asked by Chinese clients to prepare for possible shipments of high speed/frequency offerings to them, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Microsoft, CHT, Teco team up for Industry 4.0
Microsoft, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Teco Electric & Machinery will cooperate to promote Industry 4.0 in Taiwan by integrating Microsoft's cloud computing technology and services, CHT's ICT capability and Teco' strength in electromechanics to develop smart solutions in line with fast growing application of 5G and AIoT, according to Microsoft Taiwan.
Friday 19 March 2021
Samsung releases new 5G smartphones in Taiwan
Samsung Electronics has released its new 5G smartphones, the A52 and the A72, in Taiwan and expects Taiwan's 5G users to reach more than 5.5 million or a penetration rate of over 20% by the end of 2021, according to co-vice president of Samsung Taiwan Jacob Chen.