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What you need to know about the new Telecoms Act

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu IntroductionThe new Telecoms Act came into effect on 1 July 2020. The licences of incumbent telecoms operators will expire on 30 June 2023 if not earlier on their registration with the National Communications Commission (NCC). While the Taiwan telecoms regulatory regime is switching from heavy-handed regulation to light-touch administration as …

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NCC grants subsidy to broadcasters and channel operators affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu Subsequent to the requisition of selected airtime from 213 TV channels and 161 radio stations nationwide (foreign channels distributed in Taiwan have been debarred) since 22 January 2020, on 6 November 2020 the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced its subsidy policy for compensating the direct cost of labour incurred by …

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Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deployment available from 2021

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu 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 …

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Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu 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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Low-power radio frequency equipment further deregulated

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu 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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