Taiwan’s regulator to allow core network sharing

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator plans to update its rules to allow the country’s mobile operators to share core networks, once they update their business plans and receive official approval. The decision comes after the National Communications Commission (NCC) investigated Asia-Pacific Telecom …

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Taiwan’s 4G upstarts plan joint $65M network investment

Newcomers Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Ambit Microsystems are teaming up to invest an estimated TWD2 billion ($65 million) in a combined 4G network in Taiwan. The two companies, which are subsidiaries of electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai (also know …

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NCC fines Taiwan Mobile, APT over 4G roaming

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator has fined Taiwan Mobile and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) each TWD300,000 (about $9,500) for not informing it about their 4G roaming partnership within the required timeframe. The two firms signed a roaming deal in September, but the …

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Taiwan’s regulator rejects merger between APT and Ambit

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator has rejected a proposal to merge Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Ambit Microsystems because the firms failed to provide details on a strategic alliance with Taiwan Mobile. The rejection comes just a week after the country’s National …

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NCC probes Taiwan Mobile-APT roaming partnership

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator is investigating complaints by three rivals of Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile that the two operators’ 4G roaming agreement is illegal. The National Communications Commission (NCC) said it will hold hearings to determine if the partnership complies …

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Asia Briefs: Indonesia’s tower firms make play for fibre, no relief for Taiwan Mobile 4G customers & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Indonesia’s tower firms make play for fibre Indonesia’s two main tower operators – Solusi Tunas and Tower Bersama Infrastructure – have plans …

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Taiwan operators roll out NFC-based mobile payments

Taiwan’s mobile operators have jumped on board to support the country’s largest mobile commerce platform, which has the backing of 32 banks, three payment processing institutions and EasyCard. It also has had the support of Visa and Mastercard since early …

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