Taiwan approves three online banks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on Tuesday (July 30) unexpectedly approved all three applications it had received for Web-only banks. Previously, the governm...

Taiwan, EU to cooperate on smart factory, unmanned aerial vehicles in 5G era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A joint program between Taiwan and the European Union on 5G technology development will enter a new phase in 2019, with planned experiments on unmanned aerial vehicles and...

2019 Taipei 5G Summit opens May 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Taipei 5G Summit will take place at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) May 30, bringing together experts from around the world to share their insights o...

Taiwan telecom giants launch US$2 unlimited overseas data plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following the NT$499 4G deal mania and price war, Taiwan's telecom giants are entering a new battlefield: a super-cheap unlimited data roaming package while traveling abroad...

Online exclusive! NT$499 unlimited 4G package extends till end of month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- Today is the last day for customers to grab the Mother's Day deal for the NT$499 (US$16) unlimited 4G package. The three telecommunication service providers (Chunghwa Tele...

Connecting cars and IoT at Taipei Smart City Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three speakers at the “Global Trends in Connected Cars” forum at Taipei’s Smart City Summit & Expo this morning introduced how their companies are us...

IPhone X sales kick off in Taiwan with long lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of people queued up outside telecom stores in Taiwan early Friday to be the first to get the Apple iPhone X which became available in major markets on Friday. Major...

iPhone 8 sale today attracts Taiwanese Apple fans flooding in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Major Taiwanese telecom companies launched preferential measures to attract Apple fans when iPhone 8 was announced to sell at 8 a.m. Friday with buyers flooding in. Mr....

Gogoro 2 priced cheaper than iPhones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Telecommunication company FarEasTone smartphone clients that have signed a two-year binding contract will be able to purchase the ergonomic electric scooter Gogoro 2 at a ba...

New Gogoro 2.0 rolling out this summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two years after launching its original product, the innovative Taiwanese company Gogoro is set to release a new version of its successful electric scooter, the Gogoro 2, this s...

Taiwan business briefs, Thurs., March 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- HTC (2498.TW) and FarEastone Telecommunications (4904.TW) signed a strategic cooperation agreement yesterday on the promotion of 4.5G services and development of 5G network tec...

Lawmakers want NCC to reconsider CNS deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan’s Economics Committee passed a motion Wednesday calling on the National Communications Commission to reconsider its approval of the takeover of cable TV ope...

NCC approves FarEasTone-CNS deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Communications Commission on Wednesday conditionally approved the takeover of cable distributor China Network Systems Co., Ltd. by telecom operator FarEasTone Telec...

FTC approves FarEasTone takeover of CNS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday conditionally approved the takeover of cable distributor China Network Systems Co., Ltd. by telecom operator FarEasTone Telecommunications...

4G price wars hit share prices of Telecoms

Taiwan’s three leading telecommunications companies saw billions of dollars in the value of their stocks evaporate Wednesday amid continuing price wars that offer 4G users unlimited Internet access fo...