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  • The development team of Poseidon Network
    Content distribution network (CDN), which has been around for over 20 years, is still enjoying strong growth every year, as consumers' demand for digital content's quality has grown from HD to Full HD and then 4K and now the latest 8K, according to Light Lin, founder of Poseidon Network, a provider...
  • networking
    Most of Taiwan's networking device makers will see strong sales in the second half of 2019 along with the build-ups of 5G networks, expanding IoT applications and demand for high-speed transmission devices, according to industry sources.
  • Nokia has announced that TST (Taiwan Star Telecom) has chosen the equipment vendor's end-to-end (E2E) solution to expand the coverage and capacity of its LTE network to support subscriber growth. The new solution will also enable TST to offer narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well as...
  • Canalys has forecast that 5G-enabled handsets will reach nearly 800 million units in 2023, accounting for 51.4% of all smartphone shipments, passing 4G smartphones five years after 5G's global commercial launch. The CAGR between 2019 and 2023 will be 179.9%, while vendors will ship nearly 1.9 billion...
  • Efforts by China-based handset brands including Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo to roll out 5G-enabled smartphones to make preemptive presence in the market will benefit Taiwan's handset supply chain, according to industry sources.
  • Cloud equipment providers including Quanta Cloud Technology and Wiwynn are stepping up their deployments in related 5G equipment targeting enterprise and industrial segments, according to industry sources.
  • Nokia Bell Labs senior partner for consulting
    Telecom operators will embrace an enterprise/industrial market that will catapult from US$50 billion at present to US$2 trillion if they are able to transform themselves into digital service providers in the 5G era, according to Fuad Siddiqui, senior partner for strategy and new markets consulting...
  • huawei
    Taiwan's chips and IC backend service suppliers have felt a sense of relief after the US government softened its stance against Huawei, and expect their order visibility from Huawei, particularly for 5G base station chips and logic IC backend services, to extend to the end of the year, according to...
  • A number of handset brands are likely to launch their 5G-enabled smartphones in the Taiwan market before the end of 2019 as commercial operations of 5G networks in the local market is expected to be available in early 2020, according to industry sources.
  • China Mobile is working with Chinese handset players trying to roll out 5G smartphones priced below CNY2,000 (US$292) before the end of 2020 compared to a range of CNY8,000-10,000 available currently.
  • China telecom equipment maker ZTE will deepen its strategic patent deployment in 5G-related technologies and enhance the development of 5G chips, and is slated to release 7nm 5G chips in the second half of 2019 before advancing further to 5nm node, according to the firm's president Xu Ziyang.
  • Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu
    At MWC Shanghai 2019, Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu gave an update on Huawei's progress in 5G deployment, sharing concrete examples of how service innovation and cross-industry collaboration are driving the next phase of growth in 5G.
  • Asia's mobile operators are set to invest US$370 billion building new 5G networks between 2018 and 2025, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA's Mobile Economy series, published at MWC19 Shanghai today. The world's first nationwide 5G networks went live in South Korea earlier this...
  • ZTE has launched a 5G/FTTH dual-mode home gateway at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019. It is compatible with the 5G networks of high bandwidth, low latency and massive connections, as well as high-speed, stable and economical FTTH networks, according to the China-based vendor.
  • foxconn
    Foxconn Technology Group has established complete 8K+5G ecosystems, marking another big step forward in the group's development roadmaps beyond cloud computing, mobile devices, IoT, big data, smart living and robots, according to Lu Fang-ming, chairman of Foxconn's telecom arm Asia Pacific Telecom...
  • SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionizing all industries. Son was speaking for the first time in public in Taiwan at...
  • Katerra chairman Michael Marks
    Michael E Marks, incumbent chairman of Katerra and former CEO of Flextronics has pointed out that Taiwan should focus on the manufacturing of products with premium values instead of mass production of entry-level devices.
  • Digitimes president Colley Hwang
    Commenting on the US-China trade tensions and how they are affecting the ICT upstream supply chains in Taiwan, Japan and Korea, Digitimes president Colley Hwang has pointed out that the row is in fact a war between the two superpowers over control of technologies.
  • SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son
    SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionize all industries.
  • G2 and Beyond forum organized by Digitimes
    Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou, SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son, and Katerra CEO Michael E Marks gathered together at a Taipei forum on June 22 to dissect the importance of Taiwan in the global IT supply chain, as a new world order is being shaped by the arm-wrestling between the...
  • 5g
    Taiwan's government plans to release a total of 2,790 MHz in bandwidth through auction for 5G services, the National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced.
  • 5g
    The US ban on Huawei does not seem to have dampened the industry players' interests in 5G, with many still expecting explosive growths to come soon. Handset vendors remain as keen as ever on rolling out 5G smartphones sooner rather than...
  • The US trade sanctions on Huawei will not slow down global 5G commercial launches, as telecom operators worldwide are still regularly moving to build communications networks though they may change suppliers of telecom equipment, according to CC Lee, president of Taiwan-based Accton Technology, a provider...
  • Taiwan's government has approved a budget of NT$20.4 billion (US$647.72 million) for facilitating the development of various value-added and verticalized application services under the 5G networks in the next four years, according to officials.
  • huawei
    The US trade ban may have halted Huawei's expansions overseas, but has prompted China to accelerate the pace of 5G deplopyments domestically. Huawei reportedly is redesigning its base stations to accomodate lower-spec components...

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019

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