Friday 3 November 2023
Status of South Korea 5G network (Part 2)
The 5G mmWave spectrum licenses awarded to South Korea's top three telecom operators were revoked in fourth-quarter 2022, resulting in no 5G mmWave smartphone being launched in South Korea.
Thursday 26 October 2023
Status of South Korea 5G network (Part 1)
While 4G LTE remains the mainstream mobile communication technology in South Korea, the cumulative number of 5G users will likely have exceeded 30 million by the end of April 2023, narrowing the gap against 4G users. A DIGITIMES Research projection indicates that Korea's total 5G users will likely surpass 4G by the end of 2024.
Thursday 19 October 2023
South Korea K-Network 2030 Strategy (Part 3)
South Korea identifies network industry growth as a key objective of its K-Network 2030 strategy, intending to drive cloud- and software-based network architecture transformation and increase technological independence of material, component, and equipment upstream supply chains.
Friday 25 August 2023
South Korea K-Network 2030 strategy (Part 2)
South Korea's K-Network 2030 strategy aims to strengthen and upgrade the country's network infrastructure while developing energy-efficient and fail-proof systems with upgrading the backbone network being one of the major tasks.
Wednesday 19 July 2023
South Korea K-Network 2030 strategy (Part 1)
South Korea released the K-Network 2030 strategy in February 2023, aimed at building state-of-the-art communication networks and making South Korea an ICT and Internet superpower, and DIGITIMES has studied the strategy to find out what the country is eyeing to do for the next several years.
Wednesday 5 July 2023
Statuses of Japan 5G network deployment
Based on DIGITIMES Research's studies on Japan's 5G network rollout and applications across different frequency bands, the deployment of mmWave remains challenging and its population coverage is very limited at slightly above 0%.
Friday 16 June 2023
Statuses of India telecom industry
India, with nearly 800 million 4G subscribers, began its deployment of the 5G network in the fourth quarter of 2022 with the country's top two telecom operators – Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel (Airtel) – separately announcing plans to achieve full 5G coverage nationwide by the end of 2023 or at the end of first-quarter 2024.
Tuesday 23 May 2023
Statuses of Japan IC substrate industry
As IC packaging trends toward high density and multiple layers, IC substrates that use Ajinomoto Build-up Film (ABF) as an insulation material (also called ABF substrates) are gaining market attention. Japan was once a major IC substrate provider, but Taiwan has overtaken its market share.
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Statuses of South Korea IC substrate industry
Korea's top three PCB suppliers SEMCO, LG Innotek and Daeduck, after discontinuing their unprofitable PCB products and moving toward high-end IC substrates, have stabilized their PCB revenue and profitability.
Monday 6 March 2023
Statuses of Japanese IT enterprises
Japan-based firms' investments in their home market in 2022 were more robust than in years past and three main factors were the driver for their relocation back to Japan.
Friday 24 February 2023
Statuses of handset EMS providers in India
Taiwan-, China-, US- and India-based EMS providers have varying manufacturing capabilities in India and are making different handset products.
Wednesday 14 September 2022
ICMS market and supply chain status
With the increasing usage of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and over-reliance on technologies, drivers are more likely to be distracted while behind the wheel, making the adoption of in-cabin monitoring systems (ICMS) rather critical.