Telecom service, infrastructure
  • Nokia will build Taiwan Mobile's 5G network
    Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately EUR400 million.
  • Players begin conducting test for 6G
    Thin-film optical filter maker East Tender Optoelectronics has seen clients in Japan, China and the US begin testing optical filter samples for 6G communication, as optical filers for communication applications usually require 5-6 years to develop.
  • Chief Telecom chairman Joseph Wu (right) and president Yao-Yuan Liu (left)
    Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
  • CHT has launched its 5G commercial services
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will leverage its eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) technology to offer fast 8K, AR, VR, audio/video and undamaged music streaming services as it kicked off commercial 5G services on June 30, according to company executive vice president Lin Kuo-feng.
  • Orders from HiSilicon may weaken
    Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers including Unimicron Technology and Nan Ya PCB are expected to continue experiencing tight supply of ABS substrates throughout 2020 despite losses of orders from Huawei, but their profitability may fall slightly, according to industry sources.
  • FET to start 5G commercial services this week
    Far EasTone Telecommunications will launch its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on July 3.
  • QCT joins Open RAN
    Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a datacenter solution provider, has joined Open RAN Policy Coalition, a group of companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the radio access network (RAN).
  • Disappointing 5G development is highlighting the importance of 4G at the moment
    The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting 5G deployments at chipmakers, telecom carriers and end markets. Qualcomm previously was keen on gaining an upper hand in the 5G market, but has now found it necessary to devote more efforts to defend...
  • APT chairman Lu Fang-ming
    Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) will cooperate with its peers in Taiwan to roll out commercial 5G services through shared spectrums and networks, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.
  • HTC CEO CEO Yves Maitre
    HTC has launched its first 5G smartphone, the HTC U20 5G, in Taiwan ahead of 5G commericialization in the local market starting July.
  • C-V2X is becoming more competitive
    While DSRC (dedicated short range communication) standards have been set for years, C-V2X (cellular-vehicle to everything), mainly promoted by 3GPP and 5GAA has become competitive.
  • CCL makers are eyeing 5G-related demand from China
    Hydrocarbon and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) materials are expected to co-exist in high-frequency antenna applications, with the latter now dominated by US-based Rogers, prompting Taiwan-based CCL makers to gear up to benefit from strong demand for hydrocarbon materials for 5G infrastructure in China...
  • TSMC's 3nm fab project is on track
    TSMC is fast advancing its manufacturing processes. The foundry maintains that its 3nm fab project remains on schedule, with the technology to be ready for risk production in 2021 followed by volume production in the second half of 2022...
  • Taiwan has seen its first 5G-enabled smart plant
    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), Delta Electronics and Microsoft Taiwan have teamed up to set up Taiwan's first 5G-enabled pilot smart manufacturing plant at Delta's production complex in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan seeking to integrate IT, OT and CT technologies to fully demonstrate cross-domain...
  • Supply of 5G optical filters becomes tight
    Optical filter makers have seen their capacities become tight recently due to a pick-up in components demand for 5G base stations from a number of countries, including China, Korea and the US, where local mobile operators are stepping up their 5G base station installations, according to industry sou...
  • Win Semi sees robust demand from 5G sector
    Taiwan's GaAs wafer foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to maintain strong shipments of diverse RF (radio frequency), PA (power amplifier) and FEM (frontend module) devices in the second half of 2020 thanks to persistent demand for 5G infrastructure, Wi-Fi 6, and handset applications, according...
  • CHT is the first to obtain a 5G license in Taiwan
    Taiwan has issued its first 5G commercial license to Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), which is expected to officially launch 5G services in July.
  • Optical components makers expect strong shipments
    Global production and shipments of optical transceiver modules, disrupted or delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, are expected to start picking up in the third quarter 2020 before reaching full recovery in the fourth quarter, according to sources from Taiwan's optical component supply chain.
  • TSMC sees a lot of pressure from the US sanctions against one of its biggest clients
    The US sanctions against Huawei will not affect only the Chinese tech giant. Its supply chain partners, particularly TSMC, will also take a hit from trade restrictions taking effect in September on tech support for Huawei. The Chinese...
  • Taiwan researchers unveil an open-source 5GC network
    A communication service and software research team of Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) has introduced an open-source 5G core (5GC) network, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Compal unveils 5G lab

    Jun 2, 15:18
    Compal pushing innovations at 5G lab
    Compal Electronics has established a 5G lab for its clients and partners to showcase their innovations, according to Sheng-Hua Peng, Compal's executive vice president of smart device business.
  • Huawei's woes are set to affect its supply chain partners
    TSMC and other Taiwanese suppliers of Huawei are expected to see their revenues start to suffer in late September from fresh US sanctions blocking companies around the world from using American-made machinery and software to design or produce chips for Huawei and its affiliates, according to industry...
  • A WeMo rental electric scooter running in Kaohsiung City
    Electric scooter sharing service operator WeMo Scooter and Taiwan Mobile has cooperated to equip the former's bikes with the latter's high-accuracy PM2.5 sensors to dynamically collect real-time air pollution data in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
  • Orders from Europe and North America have turned strong
    Taiwan-based optical fiber module supplier EZconn has seen a pick-up in orders from its clients in Europe and Northe America, driven by upgrade demands for FTTH fiber networks in the regions.
  • East Tender chairman CT Chen (right) and vice chairman LC Su
    Thin-film optical filter maker East Tender Optoelectronics has seen its shipments begin gaining momentum in the second quarter of 2020 and expects its revenues to grow quarter by quarter in the second half of the year.

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