Asia PacificTelecom has pre-launched the 4G LTE service in Taiwan, becoming the country’s fifth operator to launch 4G services. The company which targets to achieve a subscriber base of 3 million by the end of this year has rolled out unlimited data plans, priced at TW$898 ($28.70) per month for uncapped data usage. The other telecom operators in Taiwan that have launched 4G services include Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far Eastone and Taiwan Star Cellular - in a market that boasts 29 million mobile subscribers.
Asia Pacific Telecom, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based contract electronics maker Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, plans to officially launch its 4G operations later this week. The company with close to 1.9 million 3G subscribers has 15 megahertz (MHz) bandwidth in the 700MHz spectrum for its 4G network rollout. According to Asia Pacific Telecom Co chairman Lu Fang-ming, as a late comer to the market, the company will be focusing on providing a high-quality service that will prioritize connectivity speed and solid coverage.