Updates

 
Dec. 21, 2011  Ministry and NCC warming up for 4G licenses
     
    Hopes have been raised for an earlier launch of fourth-generation (4G) operations by the news that the Science and Technology Advisory Group of the Executive Yuan is coordinating with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the National Communications Commission on plans to use the 700 megahertz spectrum or idle frequency bands around 2.6 gigahertz for 4G services.
Oct. 12, 2011  NCC approves submarine cable link between Taiwan and China
     
    The National Communications Commission has approved Chunghwa Telecom's application for the Kinmen-Xiamen Submarine Cable Deployment Project. The cable will initially have a bandwidth capacity transmission speed of 9.6 terabytes per second. According to Chunghwa Telecom, the project is scheduled for completion by March 2012 and the construction cost is estimated at around $14 million.
Aug. 17, 2011  Operators delay plans for tier-pricing mechanism for mobile internet users
     
    As part of Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile's plans to expand their networks and base stations in order to provide high-speed internet access and accommodate ever-growing mobile internet access demands, they intend to break away from the current system in which no differentiation is made between heavy and light users. However, the National Communications Commission opposes this plan.
Jun. 15, 2011  NCC launches investigation into telecoms equipment made in China
     
    The National Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that it has sent letters to all telecommunications operators in order to compel them to submit a list of all network equipment included in past and present procurement projects which was manufactured by Chinese vendors.