Taiwan - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Taiwan has developed a dynamic telecommunications industry defined by excellent telecom infrastructure and a very competitive mobile market. Private investors are attracted to Taiwan due to its regulatory certainty, market maturity, an educated workforce and highly clustered ICT sector that sits at the heart of Taiwan’s economic development.

Recognising the ability of utilising ICT to improve both social and economic development, Taiwan has taken steps to develop a digital economy, encompassing digital media and e-services and building upon the high availability of fixed and mobile broadband networks.

Overall fixed line penetration has been in decline since 2012, and this trend is expected to continue in coming years as customers adopt mobile and mobile broadband solutions for voice and data services.

Taiwan is implementing a strategy to leverage its strengths in cost-effective, advanced manufacturing to attain a significant share of the global IoT market. The government has included technological development of IoT-enabled devices under its “5+2” industrial development plan.

Key Developments:

  • Taiwan implements strategy to attain a significant share of the global IoT market;
  • Limited competition in local access market dominated by Chunghwa Telecom;
  • Report includes operator data to November 2019, regulator’s market data for Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Chunghwa Telecom, New Century Infocom, Taiwan Fixed Network Telecom, Asia Pacific Broadband Telecommunications

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Regional Asian Market Comparison

  • Telecommunications market

    • Historical overview
    • Market overview and analysis
    • Market revenue
  • Regulatory environment

    • Regulatory authority
    • Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC)
    • National Communications Commission (NCC)
    • Government policies eg Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Liberalisation
      • Government initiatives for broadband and m-Taiwan
    • Legislation and market liberalisation
    • 1996 Telecom ACT
    • Foreign investment
    • Licensing
    • Foreign equipment restrictions
    • Amendments to the Radio and Television act
    • National Information and Communication Initiative (NICI)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Fixed line subscribers
    • Forward looking infrastructure project to 2025
    • Submarine cable networks
    • Satellite networks
    • Cloud computing
  • Smart infrastructure

    • Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Government strategy
      • Market sizing and forecasts
      • Industry developments
    • Smart grids
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2019 – 2024
  • Table 3 – Taiwan - Distribution of telecom revenue by services – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Change in data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Change in Chunghwa Telecom’s revenue, capex, net profit – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 6 – Change in proportion of Chunghwa Telecom’s revenue by service – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 7 – Decline in Chunghwa Telecom’s fixed line subscriber base (residential and business) – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 8 – Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 9 – Growth in international internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Historic - Data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios – 2001 – 2009
  • Table 11 – Historic - International internet bandwidth – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 12 – Historic - Taiwan telecoms service revenue – 1985 – 2012
  • Table 13 – Historic - Fixed-line subscribers and penetration – 1995 – 2011
  • Table 14 – Historic - Taiwan - Call volumes for outgoing mobile and fixed network traffic – 1999 – 2016
  • Table 15 – Historic - Chunghwa Telecom revenue, capex, net profit – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 16 – Historic - Chunghwa Telecom’s fixed line subscribers, residential and business – 2000 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 3 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Northern Asia
  • Chart 4 – Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 5 – Change in data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Change in Chunghwa Telecom’s revenue, capex, net profit – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 7 – Change in proportion of Chunghwa Telecom’s revenue by service – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Decline in Chunghwa Telecom’s fixed line subscriber base (residential and business) – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 9 – Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and penetration – 2009 – 2024

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Northern Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 – Major global/regional submarine cables with landing point in Taiwan

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Number of pages 62

Status Current

Last updated 9 Jan 2020
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Analyst: Sebastien De Rosbo

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