By: Esme Jiang and Frances Huang
Taipei, Jan. 1 (CNA) Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), one of Taiwan’s leading telecom operators, said Friday that the transmission volume of its 4G telecom services on New Year’s Eve rose more than 200 percent from a year earlier.
The significant increase in 4G usage largely resulted from its huge rise in 4G subscribers, from about 1 million at the end of 2014 to 4.4 million at the end of 2015, the company said.
These subscribers were constantly on social media sharing in the festivities with others or sending New Year’s greetings to family and friends, boosting 4G transmission volume, Chunghwa Telecom said.
Anticipating the sharp increase in 4G usage on New Year’s Eve, Chunghwa Telecom deployed an additional 170 mobile base stations around Taiwan on the day. [FULL STORY]