Demand for Taiwan teleco services shifts to data from voice

Value-added services triumph in this competitive market, says Standard and Poor''s.

Taiwan has one of the most advanced telecommunications networks in Asia. The level of penetration in the mobile sector has passed 100%, which reflects the trend among users to own several devices or subscriptions. Fixed-line penetration is about 60%. Taiwan regularly adopts advances in technology and, unlike many other markets, has a well-developed 2.5-generation infrastructure, which is delivering strong profits for major operators .

Deregulation of the fixed and wireless sectors was introduced in the late 1990s, but the industry continues to be dominated by a few operators. In the fixed-line voice and data services sector, the leading operator is Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd .

Chunghwa Telecom,...

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