More than ten million mobile subscribers in Taiwan have now signed up to a 4G service, Digitimes reports citing figures produced by local telecoms regulator the National Communications Commission (NCC). According to the watchdog, as at the end of October 2015 there were a total of 10.087 million 4G customers in the country, representing a population penetration rate of 43.8%.
Overall mobile market leader Chunghwa Telecom also tops the table in terms of LTE-based accesses, with it reportedly having 3.84 million such subscribers on its books at the end of October, while it aims to increase this to 4.40 million by end-2015. At that date, Far EasTone and Taiwan Mobile were separated by a narrow margin, with 2.78 million and 2.64 million 4G subscribers, respectively, with both operators expecting to surpass the three million milestone by the end of the year. Rounding out the market are Asia Pacific Telecom, which had around 500,000 LTE-based customers at end-October 2015, and aims to boost this to between 700,000 and 800,000 by year’s end, and Taiwan Star Cellular, with around 400,000 (target of half a million by end-2015).