Saturday, October 29, 2005

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Reaches 3.5 Million ADSL Users

Chunghwa Telecom. the incumbent operator in Taiwan, added 175,000 ADSL subscribers in Q3, giving it a total of 3.5 million, a 21% YoY increase. The total number of Internet subscribers was about 4mn as of 30-Sep-2005, a 7.6% YoY increase. Internet and data revenue for first nine months increased by 5.6% YoY.

Chunghwa's total fixed line subscriber base stood at approximately 13.3mn as of 30-Sep-2005, a 0.4% YoY increase.

As for mobile subscribers, as 30-Sep-2005 Chunghwa Telecom was 8.1 million, a 2.1% YoY decrease was primarily due to clean-up of inactive prepaid subscribers. 3G services were rolled out on 26-July-2005, and to date, the company has around 265,000 3G subscribers.

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