Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Taiwan's Chunghwa Reaches 3.1 Million DSL Subscribers

Chunghwa Telecom, the incumbent operator in Taiwan, had 3.1 million ADSL users as of 31-Dec 31, 2004, a 26.6% YoY increase. Including dial-up, the total number of Internet subscribers was about 3.8 million. The company is expecting another 650,000 of net new ADSL subscribers in 2005.


Overall, Chunghwa Telecom reported total revenues for year 2004 was NT$185.2 billion (US$, a 1.5% YoY increase. Of this, 38.9% was from fixed-line services, 38.2% from wireless services and 21.2% from Internet and data services. Internet and data revenue for year 2004 increased by 10.5% YoY to approximately NT$39.3 billion.


The total number of mobile subscribers was 8.2 million, a 0.9% YoY decrease that was due to an effort to limit the number of inactive users by lowering the percentage of prepaid subscribers.


Total fixed line revenues for year 2004 declined by 7.0% to NT$72.1 billion, mainly due to fixed-line competition, mobile substitution and a continuous migration of dial-up internet subscribers to ADSL. Chunghwa's total fixed line subscriber base stood at approximately 13.2 million as year end 2004, a 0.8% YoY increase.


http://www.cht.com.tw/

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