Taiwan’s five largest mobile network operators are set to reduce rates for domestic calls from 1 April 2012, Focus Taiwan reports, citing an official of the National Communications Commission (NCC). Customers signed up to services offered by Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile Company, Far EasTone, Asia Pacific Telecom and Vibo Telecom are all expected to benefit from the lower rates. All five are expected to drop calling charges and text messaging fees by between 3.58% and 6.25% in compliance with NCC policy, with the new rates to remain valid until March 2013. The new rates are understood to have been calculated using a formula devised in 2010, and are being implemented in compliance with policy directive that requires operators to reduce cellular service rates each year for three consecutive years.
Alongside the drop in the cost of mobile services, the report also notes that Chunghwa Telecom will lower the rates for its ADSL broadband services by between 3.53% and 3.85%, also with effect from 1 April 2012.