Taiwan, geographically located in East Asia off the southeastern coast of China, is a mountainous island with a population of over 23 million. Most of its people live in urban areas along the western plains, creating high population density. Taiwan's telecommunications sector is highly developed, boasting one of the world's best infrastructures with widespread broadband and mobile services. It is a global leader in technology manufacturing, with significant contributions to semiconductor, electronics and computer technology industries. In terms of renewable energy, Taiwan has set ambitious goals to increase its renewable energy capacity, particularly in solar and offshore wind power, to decrease its dependence on imported energy. Innovations in smart city technologies and applications are extensive, especially in Taipei, its capital city.

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Mobile Network Operators

The are 5 companies operating mobile networks in this region.

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Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd. is a telecommunications company based in Taiwan. Asia Pacific Telecom, founded in 2000, was formed by the parent company, Asia Pacific Broadband Telecom Co., Ltd. (originally named Eastern Broadband Telecommunications Co., Ltd) consolidating the subsidiaries, "Asia Pacific Mobile Broadband" and "Asia Pacific Online Service" respectively in 2007 and 2011. The company has traditionally been a CDMA operator which operated over CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. B (800MHz), until the service was discontinued in August 2017.

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Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. is Taiwan's largest integrated telecom service provider. It was established on June 15, 1996, following the Taiwanese government's push for privatisation. Before its establishment as a company, Chunghwa Telecom was a business unit of the Directorate General of Telecommunications for over a century. The company offers a broad spectrum of services including PSTN, mobile, and broadband services. The company's shares have been publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker "2412" since October 2000, and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CHT"...
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Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is a Taiwan-based telecommunications company, established in October 1996. The company was founded by the Far Eastern Group in collaboration with AT&T. FET was granted two wireless service licenses (GSM 900 and GSM 1800) in January 1997 and initiated its service the following year, introducing a fully integrated dual-band system. The company was listed on the Taiwan OTC Stock Exchange in December 2001 under the ticker code 4904 and was officially listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in the electronic sector in August 2005. In September 2006, FET began...
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Taiwan Mobile, a mobile phone operator based in Taiwan, was initially part of a divestment strategy from the now non-operational Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co. Ltd (PEWC). PEWC began their telecom venture by acquiring a 5% stake in Iridium LLC in 1994, followed by a successful bid for a Hong Kong PCS license in 1995, which later became P Plus Communications. PEWC also pursued business development opportunities and tender bids for various wireless licenses in China, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. However, they ultimately returned to Taiwan to bid for the newly...

Taiwan Star Telecom
Taiwan Star Telecom Corporation Limited, also known as T Star, is a telecommunications company operating in Taiwan. Originally founded as the Federal Telecommunications Co., Ltd. in July 1999, it became a publicly traded company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in May 2000. The company was renamed Vibo Telecom Co., Ltd. in September 2003 and later became Taiwan Star Telecom. The ownership of Taiwan Star Telecom has changed over the years. In November 2013, Campbell and Compal Electronics sold their stake in Vibo Telecom to Taiwan Star. By April 2014, after a share swap, Taiwan Star became a 100%...
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