RCR Wireless News
Date: July 31, 2020
By: Juan Pedro Tomás
Taiwan Star Telecom and Asia Pacific Telecom have been issued 5G licenses, bringing the total number of licensed local 5G operators to five, Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) said..
Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone Telecommunications and Taiwan Mobile had secured 5G licenses last month and launched commercial 5G services in July.
After obtaining its 5G license, Taiwan Star said that it plans to launch 5G services next week, while Asia Pacific Telecom said its commercial 5G offering would begin by the end of the third quarter, the Taipei Times reported.
Taiwan’s five mobile operators acquired 5G spectrum in an auction held in January, after paying a combined NT$138.08 billion ($4.68 billion). [FULL STORY]