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  • Taiwan Mobile touting its NB-IoT networks
    Most Taiwan-based telecom operators have set up respective NB-IoT networks optimizing their established telecom infrastructures, and have begun offering related IoT services, according to industry sources.
  • Far EasTone (FET), a Taiwan-based provider of telecommunications and digital services, has disclosed it has taken a 70% stake in cloud managed service provider Nextlink Technology.
  • CEATEC
    The birth of Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) can be dated back to 1962, when Japan's consumer electronics industry was beginning to take off. Following suit, emerging economies in Asia, including Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong, started to hold electronics trade shows in the 1970s...
  • Ericsson has taken a step to drive 5G commercial readiness by contracting Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) to deliver 5G mobile devices for use in customer trials from the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Taiwan-based cooling module maker Taisol Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.01 billion (US$32.33 million) for the third quarter, up 37% sequentially and 17% on year, a new record high in the company's history. Its net profits surged 113% sequentially and 135% on year to arrive at...
  • 5g
    As 5G commercialization is set to kick off in 2019, global chipmakers including Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek and UNISOC (Spreadtrum & RDA) are looking to expand their 5G solutions to include non-handset applications, while smartphone vendors Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei are actively developing...
  • Qualcomm Technologies has announced a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1, delivering 10+ gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network speeds and wire-equivalent latency.
  • Ucom co-founder Aleksandr Yesayan
    In Armenia, Aleksandr Yesayan, co-founder and business development director of telecom operator Ucom, is an iconic entrepreneur, as he founded the company in 1998 at the age of only 16. The company is now a business with 1,800 employees and annual revenues of US$80 million, and Yesayan is a role model...
  • Globally leading IC designers are keen to develop 5G-related chipsets as the new generation mobile communications technologies are set to kick off commercial applications in 2020, prompting Taiwan backend service providers to gear up for winning service orders from the chipmakers, according to industry...
  • As part of its efforts to help materialize smart mobility in Taiwan, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has completed the installation of 4G smart display panels at 65 bus shelters in Taipei in cooperation with the city government.
  • The end-user market for 5G networks in China may not enter a stage with meaningful growth until after 2022, as telecom operators there are aiming to kick off commercial operations of their 5G networks in 2020 leveraging the expertise they gained from the participation in the setting of the TD-LTE standards...
  • ATrack's 4G LTE satellite positioning tracker
    GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology has landed orders for its newly developed 4G LTE plug-and-play satellite positioning trackers from SoftBank with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • VIA Technologies and Alibaba Cloud have together announced their latest AI Internet of Things (IoT) system ARTigo A920 at an event hosted by Alibaba in China.
  • Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has said that it is developing blockchain technology and related applications, as it has joined the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) together with SoftBank, Sprint and TCBASoft and other companies.
  • With 5G use cases placing more demanding requirements on the networks, Ericsson is strengthening its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding transport technologies from Juniper Networks and ECI Telecom.
  • The number of Internet users in China increased to 801.66 million as of June 2018, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
  • Qualcomm and MediaTek both have geared up their efforts to promote their 5G solutions in a bid to better their presence in the forthcoming 5G market as telecom operators have begun holding bids for the purchase of 5G systems, more 5G-compatible end devices are getting field-testing, and 5G smartphones...
  • Hsing Kung, LuxNet chairman
    LuxNet chairman, Hsing Kung, has founded three companies. Among them, SDL was established in 1983, specializing in manufacturing optical communication devices. It was sold for US$41.1 billion 16 years later, awarding early investors a 10,000 times return on their investment. Then, Kung soon started...
  • China Telecom has announced that its net profit for first-half 2018 arrived at CNY13.6 billion (US$1.99 billion), representing an increase of 8.1% on year, while basic earnings per share came to CNY0.168.
  • Shipments of 5G-enabled end devices, including smartphones, CPE (consumer premise equipment) and Wi-Fi devices, are unlikely to ship in large-scale until 2021 after initial shipments kick off in 2019 with the volume reaching barely one million units, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • China Mobile has reported operating revenues of RMB391.8 billion (US$57.16 billion) for first-half 2018, up by 2.9% compared to the same period last year. Telecommunications services revenues were RMB356.1 billion, up by 5.5% on year.
  • Samsung has announced plans to invest KRW25 trillion (US$22.38 billion) over the next three years in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals.
  • huawei
    The endeavors committed by China's telecom carriers to build the next-generation 5G networks could help Huawei ramp up its smartphone shipments. which will allow the China-based telecom giant to outrace Samsung Electronics to become the world's number one smartphone vendor in the near future, according...
  • FET 2Q18 performance meets market expectations
    Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has reported revenues of NT$21.62 billion (US$705.55 million) for the second quarter of 2018, which met the Taiwan-based company's guidance as revenues generated from new services such as IoT and cloud services offset the adverse effects caused by an industry-wide...
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has reported revenues of NT$53.66 billion (US$1.754 billion) for the second quarter of 2018, down 3.6% from a year earlier, amid intensifying market competition.

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