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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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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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 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’s Weekly Highlights: KDDI sees double-digit growth, Samsung focuses on improving profitability

Mobile World Live’s Asia editor Joseph Waring looks at the top stories across Asia last week: South Korea’s three major operators reported a mixed bag of earnings last week, but all had strong gains in LTE additions and ARPU. SK …

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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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