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Taiwan’s NCC sets out broadband development targets

20 Mar 2012

National Communications Commission (NCC) chairperson Su Herng has outlined targets deemed necessary for ensuring that Taiwan’s internet infrastructure catches up with those of other countries such as South Korea. According to Focus Taiwan, with the executive claiming that specific targets will assist in pushing forward infrastructure development, the government is reportedly aiming to ensure that cable broadband services offering downlink speeds of 100Mbps are accessible by 80% of the Taiwanese population by 2015. Further, by that date the NCC expects there to be some six million fibre-based broadband accesses, in addition to roughly two million wireless broadband subscribers. Kuomintang (Nationalist Party — KMT) legislator Lo Shu-lei criticised such targets for being too optimistic, however, prompting Su to respond that the improvement of services nationwide would require a degree of support from the government.

Taiwan, National Communications Commission (NCC)

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