Taiwanese mobile operator Far EasTone (FET) has launched a limited trial across its WiMAX network in Taichung, central Taiwan, charging users a monthly fee of TWD599 (USD18.50) for the service, which the company hopes to launch commercially in early 2010. FET aims to take a 10% share of the household broadband market in Taichung when it officially launches the service. Douglas Hsu, president of FET, said: ‘In 1996, after successfully obtaining our mobile operator licence, FET put in all the best efforts to prepare for the historical moment in 1997 when we made the first 3G video call in Taiwan. Likewise for WiMAX, FET is the only mobile services provider among the country’s top three that has been awarded the WiMAX 4G licence. With the launch of WiMAX 4G, I firmly believe that the aim of making Taichung a hub for cloud computing is well within reach.’ The company also revealed that it would roll out WiMAX infrastructure in Tainan and Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan in the first quarter of 2010.