Chunghwa revenue climbs 1.9% to TWD 19.55 bln in November (Taiwan)

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Chunghwa Telecom reported revenue of TWD 19.55 billion in November, up 1.9% from TWD 19.14 billion in September. Net income for November amounted to TWD 2.83 billion, which represents a decrease of 20.9% year-on-year. Net income totaled TWD 3.48 billion in September 2014. Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile communications business revenue increased by 4.2% year-on-year, mainly boosted by a strong growth in …

EditorChunghwa revenue climbs 1.9% to TWD 19.55 bln in November (Taiwan)

Taiwan reaches 2.1 mln 4G LTE subscribers at end-Oct

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according to the National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan ended October with 2.1 million 4G LTE subscribers. 4G LTE mobile subscribers in Taiwan are expected to reach 3 million by the end of this year, according to local mobile operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) chairman Rick Tsai. The Taiwanese government will start the second-stage auction of 4G mobile spectrum in the third …

EditorTaiwan reaches 2.1 mln 4G LTE subscribers at end-Oct

Xiaomi sold 10,000 Redmi Notes in a second (Taiwan)

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According to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold 10,000 units of the Redmi Note enhanced version smartphone, Taiwanese portal PChome Online reports. Xiaomi recently singed a partnership agreement with PChome to sell the Redmi Note device. The 3G device is available in Taiwan for TWD 4,999 (approximately USD 166). Xiaomi plans to more than triple its smartphone shipments to 60 million …

EditorXiaomi sold 10,000 Redmi Notes in a second (Taiwan)

40% of Yahoo Taiwan online shoppers use mobile devices

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According to a statement given by Yahoo Taiwan, the growing popularity of handheld devices and rapid changes in consumer behavior mean that e-commerce will soon outperform traditional retail stores. Taiwan’s e-commerce market is expected to reach NT$1 trillion (US$33.7 billion) by 2015 and will soon take over half of the local retail market, estimated at NT$4 trillion (US$133.4 billion) yearly, …

Editor40% of Yahoo Taiwan online shoppers use mobile devices

Surface Pro 3 now in US, Canada

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Microsoft has recently released a statement stating that the Surface Pro 3 tablet at retail stores, online and through authorized re-sellers in the US and Canada. Customers who placed orders for the Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i5 processor will receive them shortly. Variants with Core i3 and i5 processors will start shipping in the US and Canada …

EditorSurface Pro 3 now in US, Canada

Chunghwa Telecom EBITDA margin down due to price cuts and increase in smartphone subsidies

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Chunghwa Telecom Co reported an annual decline of 4.7% in net income in the first quarter. EBITDA margin shrank to 34.2 percent last quarter from 35.21 percent a year before due to price cuts and increase in handset subsidies of smartphones. Chunghwa telecom has 10.35 million mobile subs. Revenue from mobile data services rose 42.2 percent y-o-y to NT 6.49 …

EditorChunghwa Telecom EBITDA margin down due to price cuts and increase in smartphone subsidies

Facebook and HTC plan to release smartphone in 2013 (USA, Taiwan)

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Social networking giant Facebook Inc., is working with HTC Corp. to build its own smartphone for release as soon as mid-2013, according to a report by BN. As per the report, the companies had intended to release the device as early as the end of this year, and pushed back the timetable to give HTC more time to work on …

EditorFacebook and HTC plan to release smartphone in 2013 (USA, Taiwan)

HTC, Idea launch Android smartphone in India (India, Taiwan)

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HTC and Idea heading towards giving Android based smartphones a new dimension in the Indian Mobile market. HTC One S and Idea ID 918 have respectively been launched by HTC and Idea. One S is priced at $589.55 and runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The One S incorporates a 4.3 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (540×960 …

EditorHTC, Idea launch Android smartphone in India (India, Taiwan)

HTC shifts focus to mobile banking (Taiwan)

Editor Asia, Mobile, Mobile Banking, Mobile Smartphones and Devices, Taiwan

HTC, already reaching at No.5 in the smartphone market is all set to lay hands in the mobile banking industry and seeking to play a promising role. The company is yet to organize its partnership with  Cathay United Bank , Easy Card Corporation and MasterCard International in a conference to be held. A co-branded card will be launched, a Pay-Pass …

EditorHTC shifts focus to mobile banking (Taiwan)

SingTel divests its entire stake in Far EasTone (Singapore)

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Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) announced that it has divested its entire 3.98 per cent equity interest in Taiwan’s Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. A total of 129,571,696 shares were sold at an average price of $2.1 per share, for a cash consideration of approximately $272.8 million. The transaction was by way of an on-market sale. SingTel will recognise a gain …

EditorSingTel divests its entire stake in Far EasTone (Singapore)