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  • CHT pushing for 5G infrastructure
    The freeze of the standalone (SA) Release 15, 5G specifications by the 3GPP recently marked as another essential step toward the standardization of 5G technology and will help usher in the commercial operations of 5G networks in 2020 as scheduled, according to Lin Kuo-feng, executive vice president...
  • Taiwan's top-three mobile service providers, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications, have all reported strong sales for May due to the launch of cheaper mobile services, according to data released by the companies.
  • Robot Topol, Intel's general manager of 5G advanced technologies
    If applied to the healthcare industry, 5G technologies should start with outside-the-body applications rather than invasive ones, as accreditations for invasive medical applications are much harder to obtain and involve time-consuming procedures, according to Robert Topol, Intel's general manager of...
  • APT to have 28,000 base stations by year-end 2018
    Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has completed the installation of 25,000 base stations ahead of its schedule in early June, further enhancing its network coverage and communication services, according to a company statement.
  • Ericsson is providing its insights of the 5G technology trend
    Digitalization is a prerequisite for all industries and enterprises to remain competitive in today's economic context, and 5G will play the key role for business and society to undergo such a digital transformation, according to Hakan Cervell, president of Ericsson Taiwan.
  • As a leading network equipment and solutions provider in Taiwan, Alpha Networks will be focusing on mobile communications and cloud RAN (radio access network) at the core of its operations to capitalize on potential opportunities in the 5G and IoV (Internet of Vehicles) application sectors, according...
  • Consortium formed by Quanta Computer, Asustek Computer and Taiwan Mobile
    A consortium formed by Quanta Computer, Asustek Computer and Taiwan Mobile has obtained a NT$1.1 billion (US$36.8 million) project to build an AI (artificial intelligence) cloud computing platform for Taiwan's National Center for High-performance Computing.
  • Sercomm president and CEO James Wang
    Networking device maker Sercomm has introduced a complete lineup of set-top boxes (STBs), including IPTV, OTT (over-the-top) and high-definition smart models, eyeing orders from Europe- and Asia-based telecom operators.
  • Microsoft
    Microsoft will cooperate with China Mobile in developing speech recognition applications, the software giant has announced.
  • Chunghwa Telecom has announced that it plans to participate in the B-round fund-raising of Taiwan-based digital gaming startup 4Gamers as part of its efforts to help promote the local e-sports industry and digital economy.
  • Taiwan Star sees its mobile services pick up robustly
    Taiwan Star Telecom has seen its operations reach a milestone in April during which its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) has become positive, three months ahead of target, according to company president Cliff Lai.
  • Computex 2018 to showcase IoT potential in 5G era
    Computex 2018 will include 5G for the first time as one of its six exhibition themes, in light of the disruptive possibilities of the new wireless technology, according to the organizers.
  • Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$97 million (US$3.26 million) for the first quarter of 2018, down 17% on quarter but up 9.8% on year.
  • Dell
    The upcoming 5G will be a massive accelerator on all the things going on in technology, fueling the development of all forms of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and the tech sector must figure out how to use AI in a responsible way, according to Michael Dell,...
  • In the 5G era, choosing the communication standards is not a core issue, but players need to decide which application market segments should be given priority. None of the 5G technology deployments will come cheap, and competition in commercial 5G operations will be capital-intensive under the "X as...
  • Seen as an extension to the ongoing bilateral trade spats, the US Department of Commerce has imposed a ban on ZTE for sanctions violations, prohibiting American firms from selling components to the China telecom equipment maker for seven years. The move has not only dealt a heavy blow to ZTE, but may...
  • China Mobile chief scientist Chih-Lin I
    Having secured a leading position in 4G networks, China Mobile is currently deploying its IoT and 5G networks in full swing with plans to kick off trial operations of its 5G networks in 12 cities in China, as well as to have 300 million devices connected with its IoT networks, by year-end 2018, according...
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will team up with Samsung Electronics to launch 5CA (carrier aggregation) services in Taiwan starting June, utilizing Samsung's Galaxy S9-series devices, according to a CHT announcement.
  • Taiwan Mobile outperformed peer telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) in March and the first quarter of 2018 in terms of net earnings and EPS, according to data released by companies.
  • Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology will kick off a quantum computer development project in mid-April, seeking to pool the R&D resources of the domestic semiconductor sector to develop quantum components fabrication processes, promote the progress of quantum computing, communication and...
  • Taiwan Star expanding its 4G network infrastructure
    Taiwan Star Telecom has continued to enhance its 4G infrastructure by adding 1,163 base stations to its 4G networks in the first quarter of 2018, according to company senior marketing vice president Shing Chu.
  • CHT president Sheih Chi-mau
    In line with the development of 5G, IoT, smart home and smart city applications, Taiwan's leading telecom operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is actively proceeding with new strategic deployments in its three major business segments of personal, household and enterprise user services in 2018, seeking to...
  • Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies has reported net profits of NT$283 million (US$9.72 million) or NT$5 per share on revenues of NT$2.067 billion for 2017. The EPS and revenues for 2017 were both the company's highest records.
  • CHT gearing up for IoT services
    Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will team up with India-based Tata Communications to provide cross-border real time IoT services and technology support to enterprise clients, using Tata's global networks and cloud facilities as well as IoT platforms of the two companies, according to sources from...
  • Taiwan Mobile marks the establishment of its IoT platform
    Taiwan Mobile is teaming up with more than 50 partners to create the largest IoT platform in Taiwan aiming to tap into the fields including the IoV, wearable, smart home and smart city segments.

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