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Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deployment available from 2021

Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deploymen...

On 9 September 2020 the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced that the government will allocate NT$26.65 billion from 2021 to 2025 to subsidise the 5G network deployment of five telecoms operators under the premium bid prize collected from the 5G spectrum auction in January 2020 (for more details please see
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
Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deployment available from 2021

Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deploymen...

On 9 September 2020 the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced that the government will allocate NT$26.65 billion from 2021 to 2025 to subsidise the 5G network deployment of five telecoms operators under the premium bid prize collected from the 5G spectrum auction in January 2020 (for more details please see
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
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