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Taiwan - Major Telecom Operators - Overview and Statistics


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This report looks at the major players in the Taiwan telecommunications market and provides an essential overview of company history and future directions. It shows the changing face of the telecommunications market from a monopoly, to what has become a highly competitive environment, particularly in the mobile space. This has meant more focus on leading edge, often bundled services to subscribers, who have considerably more choice in operator and service selection. This report also provides a comprehensive set of statistics of the financial and operational data for each of the major operators in Taiwan.

Key Developments:

Solid capital expenditure by all operators; trend towards increased smartphone usage; increasing uptake of IPTV services; strong FttX deployment; focus on core businesses and migrating mobile and data customers to higher revenue platforms; strong investment in cloud computing.

Companies covered in this report include:

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT); Far Eastern Telecommunications Group; Far EasTone; KG Telecom; New Century Infocomm; Taiwan Mobile; Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless (APBW); Vibo Telecom; kbro; Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC); China Network Systems (CNS)


1. Synopsis
2. Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT)
2.1 CHT – background
2.2 CHT – financials
2.3 CHT – revenue breakdown
2.4 CHT – subscriber base
2.5 CHT – investments
2.6 CHT – market share by segment
2.7 CHT – mobile network - overview
2.8 CHT – mobile network – 3G
2.9 CHT – broadband – HiNet
2.10 CHT – broadband – FttX
2.11 CHT – broadband – Movies-on-Demand (MOD)
2.12 CHT – 2011 financial performance
3. Far EasTern Telecommunications Group
3.1 Far EasTone – background
3.2 Far EasTone – financials
3.3 Far EasTone – subscribers
3.4 KG Telecom
3.5 New Century InfoComm Tech Co Ltd (Sparq)
4. Taiwan Mobile (formerly Taiwan Cellular)
4.1 Taiwan Mobile – background
4.2 Taiwan Mobile – financials
4.3 Taiwan Mobile – subscribers
4.4 Taiwan Fixed Network Telecom
5. Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless (APBW)
6. VIBO Telecom
7. Major cable TV players
7.1 kbro (previously Eastern Multimedia Group (EMG))
7.2 Taiwan Broadband Communications
7.3 China Network Systems (previously United Communications Group)
8. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom revenue, capex, net profit and employees – 2000 - 2011
Table 2 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom revenue breakdown – 2003; 2006 - 2011
Table 3 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom fixed line and mobile subscribers and market share – 2000 - 2011
Table 4 – Chunghwa Telecom’s subscriber base – September 2012
Table 5 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom market share by segment – December 2011
Table 6 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2012
Table 7 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom’s blended mobile ARPU – 2001 - 2011
Table 8 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom internet HiNet subscribers – 2003 – 2011
Table 9 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom internet ARPU in NT$ – 2001 - 2011
Table 10 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom broadband network development by number of ports and coverage greater than 50Mb/s and 100Mbps – 2007 - 2016
Table 11 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom broadband subscribers by access type – 2003 - 2012
Table 12 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom broadband subscribers by connection speed – 2011 - 2012
Table 13 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom MOD subscribers – 2005 – 2012
Table 14 – Taiwan - Far EasTone revenue, EBITDA, capex, net profit and ARPU – 2003 - 2012
Table 15 – Taiwan - Far EasTone mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2012
Table 16 – Taiwan - Far EasTone selected operational data – 2006 – 2011
Table 17 – KG Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 – 2006
Table 18 – Taiwan – Taiwan Mobile revenue and net profit – 2003 – 2012
Table 19 – Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile revenue breakdown per business segment – 2011
Table 20 – Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 – 2012
Table 21 – Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile selected operational data – 2006 - 2011
Table 22 – Taiwan - APBW mobile subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2011
Table 23 – Taiwan - VIBO Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2011
Table 24 – Cable subscribers by major operator – 2005 - 2010
Chart 1 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2011
Chart 2 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom 2G and 3G mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2012

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