14 firms interested in Taiwan WIMAX permits

15 May 2007

More than a dozen companies are thought to be vying for the six regional WiMAX licences in Taiwan, with the country’s dominant wireline and wireless provider Chunghwa among them. A China Post report cites the country’s telecoms regulator NCC, which says that 14 groups have so far shown interest in the concessions. Six regional licences are due to be auctioned in July, three each in the north and south of the country. One licence in each region will be reserved for a new market entrant. Winning bidders will be able to form partnerships with other licensees to enable them to provide a nationwide service. More information on WiMAX deployments can be found in TeleGeography’s WiMAX Market Tracking Service.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom