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Taiwan - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

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.

Key developments:

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.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Broadband statistics
2.1.1 Chunghwa telecom broadband statistics
2.2 Internet users and subscribers
2.3 Forecasts FTTH subscribers 2016; 2018; 2022
2.3.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
2.3.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
2.3.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
2.3.4 Forecasting methodology
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Introduction
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Introduction
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
5.1 FttX and Taipei City government
5.2 Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
5.2.1 WiFi
5.2.2 WiMAX
6. Related reports
Table 1 Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers, penetration 2000 - 2016
Table 2 Taiwan - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers by technology 2003 2015
Table 3 Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom internet HiNet subscribers 2003 2014
Table 4 Chunghwa Telecom broadband subscribers by technology 2001 2015
Table 5 Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom Narrowband and Broadband ARPU 2001 2015
Table 6 Taiwan Chunghwa ADSL and FTTX ARPU 2008 - 2014
Table 7 Chunghwa Telecom Average downlink speed 2008 2014
Table 8 Taiwan - Internet users 1995 - 2016
Table 9 Taiwan - Forecast FTTH broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2016, 2018; 2022
Table 10 Taiwan - Forecast FTTH broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2016, 2018; 2022
Table 11 Taiwan - Cable Modem subscribers 2000 2015
Table 12 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 13 Taiwan - FttX subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 14 Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom FTTX subscribers by speeds 2013 - 2015
Chart 1 Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2003 - 2016
Chart 2 Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers by technology 2003 - 2015
Chart 3 Taiwan - Internet users 2000 - 2016

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