Taiwan - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
Taiwan possesses an advanced fixed broadband market, with services accessible through a variety of technology platforms including DSL, fibre, Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC), leased lines and wireless. Fibre is the most popular platform and has underpinned Taiwan's relatively high standing in global broadband rankings. Private investors are attracted to Taiwan due to its regulatory certainty, market maturity, an educated workforce and highly clustered ICT sector that sits at the heart of Taiwan's economic development.
The penetration of Internet users in Taiwan is high compared to other Asian nations and has grown very strongly over the past five years driven by strong growth in mobile broadband. Slow growth is predicted over the next five years due to a relatively mature market.
Fibre broadband growth in Taiwan is largely due to the migration of ADSL subscribers to fibre broadband access, attracted to the higher speeds on offer.
Market penetration in the fixed broadband subscriber market has remained flat over the past five years due to a declining number of fixed lines and the growing dominance of mobile broadband.
Recognising the ability of utilising ICT to improve both social and economic development, Taiwan has taken steps to develop a digital economy, encompassing digital media and e-services and building upon the high availability of fixed and mobile broadband networks. Private sector involvement is particularly strong in digital media, with digital media content widely accessible via HFC and IPTV networks. Telecom operators such as Chunghwa Telecom have also invested heavily in digital media as a means to cross-sell additional products to existing telecom customers.
The penetration of Internet users in Taiwan is high compared to other Asian nations and has grown very strongly over the past five years.
Market penetration in the fixed broadband subscriber market has remained flat over the past five years.
Taiwan has taken steps to develop a digital economy, encompassing digital media and e-services.
Slow internet growth is predicted over the next five years due to a relatively mature market.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Chunghwa Telecom, GigaMedia, Far Eastone, WiMAX Telecom, Tatung Telecom, Global Mobile
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