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 …

The post Taiwan’s regulator to allow core network sharing appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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 …

The post Far EasTone joins Chunghwa in cutting 4G rates appeared first on Mobile World Live.

Taipei court upholds $650K fine against Apple

A Taipei court has upheld a decision by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to impose a fine of TWD20 million ($650,000) on Apple for its restrictive businesses practices considered to be anti-competitive. The company was fined by the FTC for …

The post Taipei court upholds $650K fine against Apple appeared first on Mobile World Live.

Asia Briefs: Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE, Qualcomm leads $6M investment in MangoPlate & more

Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE South Korea’s mobile operators – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – announced they will introduce the world’s first commercial interconnected VoLTE service this month. The service, officially unveiled by Minister Yang Hee Choi …

The post Asia Briefs: Korean operators to launch interconnected VoLTE, Qualcomm leads $6M investment in MangoPlate & more appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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 …

The post Apple falls foul of Taiwanese court on iPhone pricing – report appeared first on Mobile World Live.

Asus CEO keeps open mind on HTC acquisition

Taiwan’s Asus said today it has “not ruled out the possibility” of buying troubled smartphone maker HTC, which recently forecast a sharp loss for Q2, Reuters reported. Asus chairman Johnny Shih made the comment in response to a question raised …

The post Asus CEO keeps open mind on HTC acquisition appeared first on Mobile World Live.

MediaTek pushes for Taiwan to ease cross-strait investment rules

Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek has urged its government to loosen regulations on investments and mergers in China and other overseas markets to keep the country’s chip industry from falling behind. MediaTek CEO M.K. Tsai said the current rules are too restrictive, particularly …

The post MediaTek pushes for Taiwan to ease cross-strait investment rules appeared first on Mobile World Live.

Ambit launches 4G, first to offer VoLTE in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ambit Microsystems has launched commercial 4G service and is the first operator in the country to offer Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Ambit is the sixth 4G operator in Taiwan, which has a population of 23.4 million. VoLTE calls are interoperable …

The post Ambit launches 4G, first to offer VoLTE in Taiwan appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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 …

The post Far EasTone gains on 4G market leader appeared first on Mobile World Live.