Taiwan - Fixed Broadband Market - 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.
Chunghwa Telecom is the largest ISP in Taiwan, having successfully leveraging its ownership of the last mile to increase and consolidate its share of the fixed broadband market.
Taiwan was an early supporter of the WiMAX standard which despite ambitious targets and industry support was unable to gain the same level of popularity as that enjoyed by other broadband platforms. Due to growing popularity of mobile broadband based on LTE it is likely WiMAX will eventually be phased out and the radio frequency spectrum reallocated. DSL is another platform that will eventually be phased out as subscribers continue migrating to fibre platforms.
This report presents an overview of the broadband market in Taiwan, including an overview of the operators, services provided and WiMAX deployments. Fixed-line broadband forecasts to 2018 are included, as well detailed statistics on broadband subscribers by technology.
Fibre continues to grow at the expense of xDSL with speeds of up to 300Mb/s offered
Fibre as allowed Taiwan to maintain a relatively high standing in fixed broadband rankings
The future of WiMAX looks increasingly uncertain due to its falling share of the total market
HFC is stable, with HFC operators looking to defined market share
Companies mentioned in this report:
Chunghwa Telecom, GigaMedia, Far Eastone, WiMAX Telecom, Tatung Telecom, Global Mobile, Fitel, VMAX Telecom, Vee Telecom.
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