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Yvonne Li, president FarEasTone

FarEasTone claims world first APT700 Launch

Taiwanese operator FarEasTone (FET) has become the first operator in the world to launch commercial LTE services in the APT700 band, according to Swedish vendor Ericsson, which supplied the network equipment for the launch. FET won both APT700 and 1800Mhz spectrum in the market’s October 2013 auction.

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NSN signs carrier aggregation and CDN deals in Asia

Network infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks has announced two deals in the Asia-Pacific region. It has delivered multi-band carrier aggregation technology to Taiwan Mobile and signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese content and application delivery solutions provider ChinaCache.

Far EasTone has called on Swedish vendor Ericsson to provide hardware, software and support services as it rolls out its 3G and LTE multi-access RAN and core network

Cisco CTO takes aim at Taiwan broadband

Taiwan’s broadband infrastructure needs improving and is limiting the country’s business opportunities, according to the chief technology and strategy officer of networking giant Cisco.

The GSMA has told Taiwan that LTE has won the NGMN battle over WIMAX

Ditch WIMAX for LTE GSMA tells Taiwan

The GSM Association (GSMA) has suggested to the government of Taiwan that the country should move away from WiMAX and focus instead on LTE, in order to take advantage of the economies of scale provided by the now mainstream next generation mobile standard.

Far EasTone has called on Swedish vendor Ericsson to provide hardware, software and support services as it rolls out its 3G and LTE multi-access RAN and core network

Taiwan to ban Huawei kit

Taiwan has become the lastest market to voice concerns over the use of network equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei, with the regulator—the National Communications Commission—ruling that core network kit may not be cleared for use by Taiwanese operators because of national security worries. Huawei has met with similar objections recently in India and the US.

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Chunghwa trials LTE in Taiwan

Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom has demonstrated LTE in a field trial enabled by Alcatel-Lucent’s equipment, supporting a wide variety of LTE devices from various Taiwanese terminal manufacturers.

Fitel launches WiMAX in Taiwan September 9

First International Telecom (Fitel), one of the six WiMAX licensees in Taiwan will start operations in Hsinchu City, northern Taiwan on September 9, followed by Taipei. The operator has set up 40 WiMAX base stations in Hsinchu and will expand the network to 80. In Taipei, Fitel has set up 50 WiMAX base stations.

Far EasTone launches WiMAX in Taiwan

Far EasTone launches WiMAX in Taiwan

Taiwanese operator Far EasTone (FET) this week launched its commercial WiMAX service in Taichung city, delivering entertainment focused content such as music and movies as well as wireless internet access.

Vodafone breaks into Taiwan

Vodafone breaks into Taiwan

Vodafone, the world’s largest operator in terms of revenues, struck a deal with Chunghwa Telecom on Thursday, bringing the Big Red brand to the Taiwanese market.

Taiwanese Mobile WiMAX players demo roaming services

Taiwanese WiMAX players demo roaming

Taiwanese Mobile WiMAX operator VMax Telecom teamed up with Korean equipment manufacturer Samsung on Monday to demonstrate what they claim is the industry’s first Mobile WiMAX roaming service.

Clearwire eyes WIMAX operator stake in Taiwan

Clearwire eyes WIMAX operator stake in Taiwan

Clearwire is reportedly in talks with Global Mobile, one of six mobile WiMAX licensees in Taiwan, to strike up a strategic alliance. This may result in the US WiMAX operator taking an equity stake in Global Mobile, which is planning to increase its current level of registered capital (NT$1.13bn) by NT$1bn-1.9bn to help fund its WiMAX infrastructure rollout.

FarEasTone slows WiMAX plans

Far EasTone puts brakes on WIMAX

Far EasTone, a Taiwanese mobile operator, has said its WiMAX rollout plans are running a year behind schedule. The operator had previously said it was looking for commercial WiMAX launch Q1 2009.

Green light for VMAX in Taiwan

The National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan’s regulator, has given the go-ahead to VMAX to start rolling out WiMAX base stations and related infrastructure in its licensed areas in the island’s northern region


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