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Taiwanese 5G operators receive 'clean' 5G status

Taiwanese 5G operators receive ‘clean’...

On 29 July 2020 all five Taiwanese 5G operators (Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan Star and Asia Pacific Telecom), which also offer nationwide 4G coverage, were listed as ‘clean’ 5G networks by the United States. The Clean Networks programme was created by the Centre for Strategic and International
Taiwan accelerates ban on Chinese OTT TV services

Taiwan accelerates ban on Chinese OTT TV services

The Taiwanese government has accelerated its ban on Chinese over-the-top (OTT) TV services in Taiwan. As of 3 September 2020, no entities, legal persons or individuals in Taiwan may act as business agents, carry out resales or provide intermediary services for Chinese OTT TV services. Non-compliance with the ban could
Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development ...

A new bill to establish the Ministry of Digital Development is being prepared by Cabinet and will be proposed to the Legislative Yuan in September 2020 for review. According to President Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration address of 20 May 2020, the Ministry of Digital Development will be an industry-oriented government agency
Low-power radio frequency equipment further deregulated

Low-power radio frequency equipment further deregu...

The National Communications Commission (NCC) recently reviewed and updated its checklist for radio frequency equipment. Following the review, low-power devices below 10mW for Bluetooth, Zigbee, near field communication and radio remote control devices below 1mW operated on unlicensed bands will be excluded from prior approval for distribution. The NCC nevertheless
Taiwanese 5G operators receive 'clean' 5G status

Taiwanese 5G operators receive ‘clean’...

On 29 July 2020 all five Taiwanese 5G operators (Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan Star and Asia Pacific Telecom), which also offer nationwide 4G coverage, were listed as ‘clean’ 5G networks by the United States. The Clean Networks programme was created by the Centre for Strategic and International
Taiwan accelerates ban on Chinese OTT TV services

Taiwan accelerates ban on Chinese OTT TV services

The Taiwanese government has accelerated its ban on Chinese over-the-top (OTT) TV services in Taiwan. As of 3 September 2020, no entities, legal persons or individuals in Taiwan may act as business agents, carry out resales or provide intermediary services for Chinese OTT TV services. Non-compliance with the ban could
Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development ...

A new bill to establish the Ministry of Digital Development is being prepared by Cabinet and will be proposed to the Legislative Yuan in September 2020 for review. According to President Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration address of 20 May 2020, the Ministry of Digital Development will be an industry-oriented government agency
Low-power radio frequency equipment further deregulated

Low-power radio frequency equipment further deregu...

The National Communications Commission (NCC) recently reviewed and updated its checklist for radio frequency equipment. Following the review, low-power devices below 10mW for Bluetooth, Zigbee, near field communication and radio remote control devices below 1mW operated on unlicensed bands will be excluded from prior approval for distribution. The NCC nevertheless
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