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Taiwan - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

  • September 2014
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 23 pages

Taiwan has become a significant player in broadband internet access. Through active support from the government, the total broadband penetration has been lifted to over 100% considering both fixed line and mobile. The proportion of the population who are internet users has exceeded 75%. Some 90% of all homes in Taiwan own PCs and more than 68% of homes have fixed-line broadband connections. The market has also moved strongly to broadband and in particular FttX. There are a large number of ISPs (more than 180) in Taiwan, although a handful of big ones continue to dominate the market. This report presents an overview of the broadband market in Taiwan, including an overview of the operators, services provided and WiMAX deployments. Fixed-line broadband forecasts to 2018 are included, as well detailed statistics on broadband subscribers by technology.

Key Developments:

A continuous decline in xDSL subscriptions;
a strong shift to FttX subscriptions which surpassed DSL in 2011;
increased investments of NT$200 billion by Chunghwa Telecom in its broadband network over the next ten years to 2020 to offer home users speeds of 10Gb/s, with business customers benefiting from speeds of up to 100Gb/s;
reduction in broadband tariffs stimulates further demand;
investment by the Taiwanese government of NT$130 billion (US$4.3 billion) in smart grids;
consolidation amongst WiMAX operators in lead up to 4G auction.

Companies covered in this report include:

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT); Eastern Broadband; New Century Infocomm; Taiwan Fixed Network; Global Mobile, Tatung Infocomm, FarEasTone; VMax; Fitel; Vee Telecom (Time)

Table Of Contents

Taiwan - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Taiwan's broadband market
3. Broadband statistics
3.1 Fixed-line broadband market development
3.2 Fixed-line broadband market by access type
3.3 Fixed-line and mobile broadband subscriber statistics
3.4 Fixed-line broadband speeds
4. Government initiatives for broadband and m-Taiwan
5. Broadband technologies
5.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
5.2 Cable modems
5.3 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
5.4 Chunghwa telecom broadband statistics
5.5 FttX and Taipei City government
6. Overview of the internet market
6.1 ISP market
7. Internet statistics
7.1 Internet users and subscribers
7.2 Internet bandwidth capacity
7.3 Internet hosts
8. Forecasts
8.1 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2013 (actual); 2014, 2018
8.2 Forecasting methodology
9. WiFi
10. WiMAX
10.1 Background
10.2 WiMAX in Taiwan licensing
10.3 WiMAX in Taiwan network rollouts
10.3.1 Far EasTone
10.3.2 WiMAX Telecom
10.3.3 Chunghwa Telecom
10.3.4 Tatung Telecom
10.3.5 Global Mobile
10.3.6 Fitel
10.3.7 VMAX Telecom
10.3.8 Vee Telecom (Time)
10.4 WiMAX roaming
10.5 WiMAX subscribers and revenue
11. E-government
12. Smart Grids
13. Related reports
Table 1 Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers, penetration and proportion of total internet subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 2 Taiwan Fixed broadband subscribers and households 2013
Table 3 Taiwan - Broadband subscribers and annual change by access 2013
Table 4 Taiwan - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers by technology 2003 2014
Table 5 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 6 Taiwan - Cable Modem subscribers 2000 2014
Table 7 Taiwan - FttX subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 8 Chunghwa Telecom broadband subscribers by technology and market share 2001 - 2014
Table 9 Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom HiNet subscriber and ARPU 2004 - 2014
Table 10 Taiwan - Internet users and subscribers 1995 2014
Table 11 Taiwan - Percentage of households with computer 2003 - 2014
Table 12 Taiwan - International internet bandwidth capacity 2001 - 2014
Table 13 Taiwan - Number of internet hosts 2001 - 2010
Table 14 Taiwan - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2013 (actual), 2014; 2018
Table 15 Taiwan - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2013 (actual); 2014; 2018
Table 16 Taiwan 2.5GHz spectrum winners 2007
Table 17 Taiwan WiMAX subscribers 2011 - 2012
Table 18 Taiwan Wireless broadband subscribers 2007 - 2013
Chart 1 Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2000 - 2014
Chart 2 Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers by technology 2003 - 2014
Chart 3 Taiwan - Internet users and subscribers 2000 - 2014

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