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Nokia will provide small cells for Chunghwa Telecom’s NSA 5G network

The deal includes a range of products from the Nokia small cells portfolio Nokia will provide a range of products from its small cells portfolio to Taiwanese mobile operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to deliver 5G coverage. With this deal, CHT will become the first operator...

Nokia will be the sole 5G NR, core provider for Asia Pacific Telecom

The Asia Pacific Telecom 5G network will be deployed on 28 GHz mmWave spectrum in Taiwan Taiwanese mobile operator Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has selected Nokia to be its sole 5G New Radio (NR) and 5G core (non-standalone and standalone) vendor. Nokia will provide its...

Far EasTone selects Ericsson for Taiwan 5G deployments

The 5G services in Taiwan will be in the 3.5 GHz band are expected to be launched this summer Taiwanese mobile operator Far EasTone (FET) has selected Ericsson to be its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) vendor in a deal that will span all of...

Taiwan to open 4.8 GHz to 4.9 GHz band for dedicated 5G testing

The dedicated 5G band will be used to trial 5G applications in areas such as AI, IoT and big data analysis In early October, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stated that the government will continue prioritizing the development of 5G technology so as to secure Taiwan’s...

HTC shares plunge on Q4 forecast cut, patent battle setback

Shares of Taiwan-based HTC Corporation reached the lowest level in 16 months after the company cut its Q4 revenue forecast, Bloomberg reported.

Alcatel-Lucent and Chunghwa Telecom to bring faster, better connectivity to mobile broadband in Taiwan

Alcatel-Lucent | August 31, 2011 | Press Release Paris, August 31, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been selected by Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunications operator in Taiwan, to upgrade its network to address Taiwan’s exploding demand for high-bandwidth advanced mobile services. Currently,...

Tai Tung Communication begins shipments to SingTel

DigiTimes | August 30, 2011 | Irene Chen, Adam Hwang Tai Tung Communication, a Taiwan-based maker of fiber-optic cable and telecommunication cable, secured orders for fiber-optic cable from Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) at the end of second quarter of 2011 and has begun shipments, according to...

HTC to unveil 2 Mango phones in September

DigiTimes | August 25, 2011 | Erica Yen, Steve Shen HTC is expected to unveil its first batch of Mango phones on September 1, including the 3.7-inch HTC Eternity and 4.5-inch HTC Omega. Read the full article here via DigiTimes

Taiwan market: Smartphone penetration rate reaches 26%, says paper

DigiTimes | August 26, 2011 | Steve Chen The penetration rate of smartphones in the Taiwan handset market has reached 26%, with 83% of local smartphone users being first-time owners of smartphones, according a Chinese-language Commercial Times reports, citing data released by Google. Read the full...

Taiwan market: Demand for Apple products remains strong, say retailers

DigiTimes | August 26, 2011 | Ocean Chen, Joseph Tsai Taiwan-based retail chain Tsann Kuen, a distributor of Apple products, has commented on the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, saying that market demand for Apple's products in Taiwan remains strong and it believes that when...

Taiwan market: TWM to launch own-brand smartphone Fantastic T3 in September

DigiTimes | August 23, 2011 | Chloe Yu, Steve Shen Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will start marketing its third own-brand smartphone, the Fantastic T3, in the Taiwan market on September 1 with a suggested retail price of NT$6,990 (US$241). Read the full article here via DigiTimes

Apple iPad 3 production to begin in October

The trial production of Apple Inc’s iPad 3 will begin in October, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal which says Apple is already working closely with its component suppliers and manufacturing partner in Asia. The WSJ said Apple had already completed its...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom relies on iPad 2 to hit 2011 tablet sales target

DigiTimes | August 5, 2011 | Chloe Yu, Adam Hwang Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has set a contract-bundled sales goal of 100,000 tablet PCs, including iPad 2, in the Taiwan market in 2011 but sold only nearly 20,000 units in the first half of the year. Read...

HTC July sales up 83% on year, announcing acquisition of Dashwire

DigiTimes | August 5, 2011 | Steve Shen HTC has announces consolidated revenues of NT$45.11 billion (US$1.56 billion) for July, up 83.29% on year, while total revenues from January to July 2011 were NT$273.67 billion, up 121.56% from a year earlier. Read the full article here...

Taiwan market: LGE and HTC to release 3D handsets in August

DigiTimes | August 4, 2011 | Daniel Shen, Steve Shen Both LG Electronics (LGE) and HTC plan to launch 3D handsets in the Taiwan market in August. Read the full article here via DigiTimes

HTC: Apple lawsuit will not have fundamental impact on company

Reuters | July 29, 2011 | Clare Jim Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday the lawsuit against Apple Inc will not have a fundamental impact on the company, adding the company is preparing an appeal to a U.S. court decision on the case. Read...

Foxconn to rely more on robots; could use 1 million in 3 years

Reuters | August 1, 2011 | Lee Chyen Yee, Clare Jim Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, known for assembling Apple's iPhones and iPads in China, plans to use more robots, with one report saying the company will use one million of them in the next three...

WiMAX should develop toward dual-mode single frequency band, says Global Mobile chairwoman

DigiTimes | August 1, 2011 | Chloe Yu, Adam Hwang Chairwoman Rosemary Ho for Global Mobile, one of the six WiMAX operators in Taiwan, has expressed her opinions about how WiMAX will develop under competition from LTE and the company's WiMAX operations in an interview...

Apple looks to Taiwanese vendors to cut iPad 4 costs

Apple is looking to cut slices out of its iPad 4 bill of materials (BOM) by looking to cheaper Taiwanese integrated circuit designers according to local source DigiTimes. According to the Taiwanese tech daily, Apple is weighing up its options to extract more profit from...

HTC faces test as investors fret over slowing growth

Reuters | July 26, 2011 | Jakob Vesterager, Georgina Prodhan Taiwan's HTC, which rose from obscure origins making phones for others to become one of the world's top smartphone companies, is facing a test of its mettle as investor faith in its rapid growth wanes...

HTC may switch to Samsung chips

The Korea Herald | July 22, 2011 | Kim Ji-hyun Smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp. is considering switching to Samsung’s mobile application processors in a move that may help the local electronics maker extend its market share, industry sources said. Read the full article here via The...

IC solution vendors landing more orders for entry-level smartphones and tablet PCs

DigiTimes | July 25, 2011 | Cage Chao, Steve Shen As the entry-level to mid-range smartphones are expected to serve as killer applications in the device market in the second half of 2011 as well as in 2012, a number of Taiwan-based IC design houses...

Foxconn boosting production efficiency and yields to secure Apple orders

DigiTimes | July 21, 2011 | Ninelu Tu, Joseph Tsai After having to share Apple's next generation iPhone orders with Pegatron Technology, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is internally working on raising its production efficiency and yield rates to maintain its advantages in tablet...

Taiwan's HTC shares tumble after Apple ruling

Reuters | July 18, 2011 | Jonathan Standing Shares in Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC tumbled as much as 6.5 percent on Monday after losing a preliminary ruling in a patent case with Apple Inc, with its announcement of a share buyback failing to stem the...

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