Far EasTone joins Chunghwa in cutting 4G rates

Taiwan’s third largest operator Far EasTone Telecommunications said it will offer a 4G plan priced at TWD298 ($9.60) per month for light data users, following market leader Chunghwa Telecom launching a TWD288 plan for 1.5GB of data earlier in the …

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Asia Briefs: Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum, Foreign climbers get free WiFi on Mount Fuji & more

Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum Thailand’s ICT minister has ordered state-owned CAT Telecom to drop its proposed agreement with dtac to return 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum, as it wants to avoid a delay in the 4G auctions …

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Apple falls foul of Taiwanese court on iPhone pricing – report

A Taiwanese court found against Apple in a case related to its iPhone pricing practices, according to Reuters. It follows an earlier ruling from the Fair Trade Commission in the market, concerning the fact that the US company required advance …

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Far EasTone gains on 4G market leader

Taiwan’s Far EasTone Telecommunications added almost 550,000 4G connections in Q1, or 40 per cent of the country’s LTE net additions during the quarter, giving it a 30 per cent 4G market share (according to GSMA Intelligence data). Market leader …

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Chunghwa cuts 4G prices to expand share

Taiwan’s largest mobile operator Chunghwa Telecom has cut its LTE tariffs for new subscribers by 13 per cent in an attempt to expand its leadership position in 4G. The operator, which has 11 million mobile connections for a 33 per cent …

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Far EasTone exchanges 2G spectrum for 4G

Taiwan’s Far EasTone Telecommunication has returned 17.5MHz of 2G spectrum in the 1.8GHz band and has been reassigned 8.7MHz of the same airwaves to offer 4G services. The country’s telecoms regulator accepted the operator’s application to return the 2G frequency …

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Asia Briefs: Flip-phones make comeback in Japan, Uber needs more time to comply in Vietnam & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Flip-phones make comeback in Japan Sales of flip-phones in Japan increased 5.7 per cent last year to 10.6 million units, while smartphone …

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Taiwan Mobile aims to triple 4G users in 2015

Taiwan Mobile aims to boost its 4G connections from 1.1 million to three million by the end of the year. At the end of 2014, Taiwan Mobile and Chunghwa led with almost one million 4G connections each, followed by Far …

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Asia Briefs: China shuts down 50 websites, Smart offers unlimited Twitter during Pope’s visit & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: China shuts down 50 websites The Chinese government has shut down almost 50 websites and social media accounts over the past two …

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