Catch 3! Catch your eyes… in HK and Japan

29 Jun 2005

Taiwan Mobile – known as Taiwan Cellular Corp (TCC) until a recent rebranding – says it will be the first of the country’s mobile operators to offer international 3G roaming. The cellco began full service trials of its W-CDMA offering ‘Catch3! Catch your eyes!’ in May and says that its users will be able to access a full portfolio of 3G services when in Hong Kong and Japan by the end of July, after it tied up roaming deals with SmarTone and Vodafone KK. Under the terms of their operating concessions, Taiwan’s five 3G licensees – Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Yuan-Ze Telecom (Far EasTone), Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless (APBW) and Vibo Telecom – have until 24 September to launch 3G commercially.