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  • 5G
    China is expected to commit CNY900 billion (US$134.01 billion) to CNY1.5 trillion for the establishment of its 5G networks during the period from 2020-2025, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) has estimated.
  • As Korea will adopt 4G LTE-based non-standalone (NSA) architecture for its initial commercial 5G operations, SK Telecom (SKT) will have a competitive advantage over fellow companies KT and LG U+, leveraging its established, faster 4G LTE networks, according to Digitimes Research.
  • James Yu, Palo Alto Taiwan country manager
    Palo Alto Networks, a specialist in gateway security, expects the rapid development of cloud computing and 5G technologies to drive up demand for network security solutions, thus helping the industry continue enjoying surging growths in upcoming years, said James Yu, country manager of Palo Alto Tai...
  • Taiwan Pavilion set up by IDB at MWC 2019
    Taiwan's companies which participated in the recently concluded MWC 2019 managed to highlight an array of products, technologies, analyzing software and applications related to 5G technology that were in line with the 5G development plans showcased by the industry's major players.
  • Although the number of users of related LTE services is still growing, global smartphone shipments actually decreased 30 million units or 2% on year to 1.39 million units in 2018. This fact indicates that the replacement demand for smartphones driven by 4G LTE technology has been gradually fading,...
  • Leading FPGA chip maker Xilinx is aggressively moving to tap into the market for chip solutions for 5G base stations, and the move is expected to increase orders by 15% for Taiwan-based backend service providers including King Yuan Electronics and distribution agents such as Answer Technology in 2019,...
  • Rakuten, an Internet services provider and soon-to-be the newest mobile network operator in Japan, and Taiwan-based Sercomm, a manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment, have jointly announced what they call the world's first virtualized small cell.
  • quanta
    Taiwan DOM Quanta Computer has reportedly kicked off shipments of servers adopting Intel x86 processors to Japan's new telecom operator Rakuten Mobile Network (RMN), marking a successful entry into the immense market for 5G central office telecom equipment, according to industry sources.
  • The government in Taiwan will complete the first-stage release of 5G spectrum licenses by 2020 at the latest to embrace global explosions of 5G applications and smartphone shipments, premier Su Chen-chang has announced.
  • Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APTG) has diclosed its 5G accelerator program is incubating 15 startups developing innovative services covering application of smart city solutions and AI, IoT technologies, gaming and entertainment, AR/VR, traffic monitoring and retail operation.
  • The ban on the use of 5G equipment from Huawei by US-led allies and telecom operators on concern of information security is casting shadows on the near-term prospects of Taiwan-based optical component suppliers as orders from Huawei currently account for 10-15% of their annual sales, according to industry...
  • TMYTek founder and president SW Chang  Photo: Company, February 2019
    TMY Technology (TMYTek), founded in 2014 to develop active and passive mmWave components, has just launched 5G beamforming technology solutions that can help address problems encountered by developers of 5G devices and systems, according to company founder and president SW Chang.
  • Taiwan Mobile has named Jamie Lin, co-founder of AppWorks Venture, as its new president, with the appointment to take effect on April 1.
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will see slow profit growth for 2019 citing increasing operating costs and expenses for new ICT expansion projects, according to company chairman David Cheng.
  • huawei
    Despite the raging US-led campaign to boycott 5G network equipment supplied by China's leading telecom equipment maker Huawei, Taiwan PCB makers are less worried about its possible impact on their revenue performances for 2019 than the global economic slumps that may arise from lingering trade tensions...
  • Taiwan Mobile has recently teamed up with Nokia to demonstrate "real 5G" equipment and VR/AR applications and carry out relevant 5G connection tests, seeking to jointly develop 5G, video and Industry 4.0 business opportunities.
  • As 5G applications will disrupt central office equipment at telecom operators, software suppliers and hardware makers, especially those of servers and networking switches, are aggressively proceeding with related deployments and will display their latest solutions at the upcoming MWC 2019 to tap market...
  • huawei
    As China's leading smartphone and telecom equipment maker, Huawei is moving at full throttles to strengthen its capabilities for the upcoming 5G commercialization era by placing orders with supply chain partners earlier than other international competitors, according to industry sources.
  • mediatek
    While chipmakers and brand vendors of smartphones are striving to seek a preemptive presence in the segments of 5G IPs, patents and AP chips, the most critical 5G modem chip solutions are now still a space dominated by three leading chipmakers Qualcomm, Intel and MediaTek.
  • Some IP and patent holders of the latest communication technologies are taking the advantage of a 3GPP workshop currently being held in Taipei seeking to also accrue royalties for their patented technologies, according to sources familiar with the event.
  • Japan is pushing its development of 5G networks at full throttle, with its top-three telecom operators - NTT Docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank - set to kick off 5G commercial pre-service in 2019 and full 5G service in 2020.
  • CHT chairman David Cheng
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced that the company has successfully demonstrated its 5G NSA (Non-Standalone) network architecture through over-the-air interface in collaboration with Nokia carrying out seamless connections between end-to-end device, base stations and 4G/5G dual-mode networks.
  • MediaTek chairman MK Tsai
    The next generation of mobile connectivity, 5G, is moving out of its testing stage and will take off in 2019, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai.
  • Demand for 5G infrastructure materials will grow exponentially in the next few years, generating many business opportunities for smaller suppliers of copper-clad laminates (CCL), which may change the competition scenario of the entire CCL sector, according to industry sources.
  • Acer founder Stan Shih
    K-Best Technology, a subsidiary of Acer, is gearing up efforts to develop new IoT devices and applications based on its newly developed new LoRa technology, dubbed Super Taiwan Radio (Super TaiRa), that is able to address the current LoRa equivalents' major shortcoming of being easily to be interfered,...

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