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  • 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.
  • Taiwan Star senior marketing VP Shing Chu
    Taiwan Star Telecom expects its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) to become positive in 2018 as the number of its mobile service subscribers and ARPU (average return per user) have continued to increase, according to company senior marketing vice president Shing...
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), an IoT arm of the Foxconn Group, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), according to media reports in China.
  • sercomm
    Global demand for broadening network bandwidths is still maintaining substantial growth momentum, particularly bolstered by active deployments of optical fiber transmission networks in Europe and China, and India is expected to emerge as a new growth driver in the next few years, according to James...
  • With the global IoT (Internet of Things) chipset markets, particularly in China, expected to grow sharply in 2018 along with the rapid development of diverse terminal devices and increasing realization of IoT applications, Taiwan IC design houses are ready to enjoy explosive orders from terminal IoT...
  • Taiwan suppliers of compound semiconductor devices are poised to gain significant growth momentum from the increasing market demand for radio frequency (RF) and power amplifier (PA) components along with the efforts of chipmakers to roll out related solutions to support 5G devices such as smartphones,...
  • Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Star Telecom (T Star) made a strong presence at the just-concluded MWC 2018 showcasing their latest mobile service solutions and reaching technology deals with industry players.
  • Networking device maker Sercomm has teamed up with telecom operator Orange to roll out an array of LTE-M IoT solutions that address the needs of innovative IoT and long-distance transmission services, according to company's CEO James Wang.
  • With the imminent commercialization of 5G mobile technologies and services, mobile chipset suppliers, telecom operators and related supply chains will all face the initial incorporation of 5G applications in the short time, but high costs of 5G chips and terminal devices may cast clouds over sales...
  • Huawei showcasing new notebooks, tablets at MWC 2018
    Huawei, instead of highlighting its next-generation smartphones, is showcasing its new models of notebooks, tablets and 5G chips at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.
  • MediaTek has announced it joined the "China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative" at GTI summit 2018. The collaboration of MediaTek and China Mobile will encompass applications for 5G device form factors, technical solutions, testing and verification, and product research and development. The joint...
  • Bird-branded phones rolled out almost a decade ago in China are still available in India
    For a professional media outlet dedicated to studying IT industry developments, the most important responsibility is to present accurate observations at crucial moments. India will enter its fiscal 2018 on April 1, and the country, besides adjusting budgets to reflect its national policies, will enforce...
  • FET to see lower revenues and profits in 2018
    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects both of its revenues and earnings to drop slightly in 2018 due to shrinking traditional service businesses, according to company president Yvonne Li.
  • Shipments of NB-IoT (narrow band IoT) chip modules to the China market may grow exponentially from five million pieces in 2017 to 100 million pieces in 2018 as demand for such chips is likely to take off in the year amid concerted efforts by both government and private sectors to bolster the development...
  • Nokia Greater China VP Michael Shieh
    Nokia has signed MoU agreements with a number of telecom operators in Taiwan calling for collaborating efforts to accelerate their 5G deployments while further enhancing related 4G applications, according to Michael Shieh, vice president of Nokia Greater China.
  • The number of Internet users in China increased to 771.98 million as of year-end 2017, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

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