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Qualcomm Disagrees with Decision by Taiwan Fair Trade Commission and Intends to Seek a Stay and Appeal the Decision

SAN DIEGO , Oct.andnbsp;Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) has reached a decision in the TFTC’s investigation, stating in a press release that certain of the Company’s business practices are in violation of Taiwanese competition law and imposing a fine of approximately $ 23.4 billion Taiwan dollars (approximately $ 773 million US dollars at current exchange rates). Qualcomm disagrees with the decision summarized in the TFTC’s press release and intends to seek to stay any required behavioral measures and appeal the decision to the Taiwanese courts after receiving the TFTC’s formal decision, which is expected in the next several weeks. The fine bears no rational relationship to the amount of Qualcomm’s revenues or activities in Taiwan , and Qualcomm will appeal the amount of the fine and the method used to calculate it. Click here for more.

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Polystar selected as preferred LTE Network Assurance supplier for Taiwan Tier 1 operator

Polystar, a leading supplier of Service Assurance, Network Monitoring and Test Solutions for the telecom market, announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide its enhanced suite of solutions to a Tier-1 Taiwanese Mobile Operator to monitor the performance of their LTE network.  In partnership with Ellipsiz Communications Taiwan, this agreement further consolidates Polystar’s footprint in Taiwan.

Polystar’s Network Assurance solution will help operator to successfully monetise its data assets and consistently manage the efficiency and profitability of its LTE investments. Under this agreement, Polystar will deliver its real-time Network Performance Monitoring solution. With the systems in place, mobile operator will be in the position to rapidly identify and resolve issues during the network roll-out phase, take control of its service performance from day one, and deliver the new technology to its customers with the best possible quality. In addition, Polystar’s multi-technology architecture will enable the client to assess inter-operability performance as well as optimise network quality.  As a result, Taiwanese Mobile Operator will benefit from a fast and efficient LTE network monitoring deployment and get an aggressive return on investment in a short time period.

The key to a successful LTE rollout is to keep the subscriber experience in focus, coupled with closely following the performance of new network elements and interfaces being introduced as part of the LTE deployment. Polystar Network Assurance Solution will help the Tier 1 Taiwanese Mobile Operator to overcome the challenges, associated with the move to the LTE technology. Polystar solutions will grant the operator a better understanding of how new devices and new software versions of existing devices will impact the end user experience. As a result, subscribers will benefit from the high quality of experience with LTE.

“Polystar recognises the importance of the Taiwan mobile market and is pleased that the operator clearly identified Polystar’s solutions as a leading edge.  We will continue our investments into this market to ensure the best support to these key regional clients,” commented Mr. Sam Lau, Asia Pacific Business Director at Polystar.  “Furthermore, with the adoption of LTE, we are ready to assist our customers to maintain the quality of the services running on multi-technology networks.  By leveraging the experiences from our extensive existing customer base of LTE networks, I am confident we will be able to effectively support our customers through this transition period.”


Polystar is the premier supplier of Service Assurance, Network Monitoring and Test Solutions to leading telecom operators, service providers and network equipment manufacturers around the globe. Polystar’s innovative product portfolio supports the complete lifecycle of new services and technologies—from design, pre-deployment verification and stress-testing, through roll-out, down to network assurance and service management of in-service mobile, fixed, IP or converged networks. Polystar is recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden. Since its establishment in Stockholm in 1983, it has experienced a continuous and sustainable growth, and evolved to a global presence, serving its customers in over 50 countries.

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Director of Marketing

Phone: +46 8 50 600 600

Far EasTone and Ericsson to expand cooperation on 5G and IoT in Taiwan

Ericsson has announced the extension of its contract with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET). Click here for more.

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Ericsson to support Asia-Pacific Telecom’s 4G expansion in Taiwan

Ericsson has been selected to provide equipment and services to help Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) develop its nationwide 4G LTE network in Taiwan. Click here for more.

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Taiwan Mobile Eyes Overseas Investments for Growth

Taiwan Mobile has confirmed that it is considering investing in two overseas telecoms markets, of India and Indonesia. Click here for more.

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Representantes de Taiwan têm interesse em estreitar relações comerciais com Brasil

2008 Taiwan Excellence Awards: Gold Award. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Mostra de produtos de TI e design vencedores do Taiwan Excellence Awards acontece no Shopping Leblon

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China Mobile Blocked from Taiwan Investment

China Mobile has cancelled plans to buy a minority stake in the Taiwan based mobile network, Far EasTone after the Taiwanese government refused to lift ownership restrictions. Click here for more.


First Submarine Cable to Link Taiwan and Mainland China

The first undersea fiber-optic cable to create a direct link between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan has been completed, China Unicom has announced. Click here for more.


Taiwan sets 4G auction date, Thailand announces 3G plans

Thailand will auction 3G licences in September 2012

Taiwan will begin work on the introduction of 4G technologies in July 2013 with a view to rolling out services in 2014, while Thailand’s telecoms regulator has approved plans for the country’s 3G auction, which is to be held later this year, according to local reports.

Taiwan’s national communications commission minister Su Herng told local newspaper Taiwan Today that the country’s Cabinet has greenlighted its plan for implementing 4G telecom standards and that the issuing of licenses will be completed by June 2014.

“As part of this process, the NCC is consulting with the private sector and all relevant parties, as well as mapping out complementary measures addressing the needs of business and the public,” Su added.

Meanwhile, in Thailand, the board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved three master plans governing spectrum management, telecom and broadcasting, ahead of its 3G auction, according to the Bangkok Post. The auction will be for spectrum in the 2.1GHz frequency and is scheduled for September 2012.

NBTC secretary Thakorn Tantasit said details of the three master plans will be released on its website by the end of March 2012.

In Thailand, the operators owning licences and operating services are TOT Plc, CAT Telecom and Aeronautical Radio of Thailand. CS LoxInfo and Aces Co have also applied for operating licences. – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion