||It has been suggested that Senao be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2014.|
|Traded as||NYSE: CHT
|Headquarters||Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Revenue||USD 7.170 billion|
Chunghwa Telecom (Chinese: 中華電信; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Diànxìn; Wade–Giles: Chung1-hua² Tien4-hsin4) (NYSE: CHT, TWSE: 2412) is the largest telecommunications company in Taiwan and the incumbent mobile, PSTN and broadband carrier there. It has its headquarters in Zhongzheng District, Taipei on the remains of the old Taipei Prison.
Chunghwa Telecom was officially established on 1 July 1 1996 as part of the Republic of China government's privatization efforts. Prior to this, it operated as a business unit of the Directorate General of Telecommunications for over 100 years. The company’s common shares have been listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the number “2412” since October 2000, and its ADSs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CHT” since July 2003. In August 2005, Chunghwa Telecom became a privatized company, as the Taiwan government’s ownership was reduced to less than 50%.
DGT originally Republic of China telecommunications industry exclusive operations. To make the telecommunications industry more competitive and improve service quality, the Ministry of Transportation since the late 1980s, began to promote "telecommunications liberalization" policy, the telecom industry will gradually be opened to private industry operations. The liberalization of telecommunications in the plan, the most important telecom industry that is "separation between government and enterprises," the management and operation of telecommunications business decoupling.
July 1, 1996, according to the earlier enactment of the "Telecommunications Act" amendment "DGT Organization Ordinance" amendment "Chunghwa Telecom Ordinance" (collectively, the "three methods Telecom"), transport telecommunications business operating divisions DGT formal division of the company, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. was established, then capital of NT $ 96.477 billion yuan, operating first class and second class telecom services, under the "Taiwan Northern Telecom Branch "" Central Taiwan telecommunications branch, "" Southern Taiwan's telecommunications branch "," long-distance and mobile communications branch "," International Telecommunication Branch "," Data Communications Branch "," Telecommunications Research Institute "and" Telecommunications Training Institute. " Chunghwa Telecom at the time of the establishment of the Ministry of Transportation complete holdings of state-owned enterprises, but the goal of privatization.
In 1997, China Telecom made the second-generation mobile communications (2G) licenses (GSM 900MHz and 1800MHz).
October 2000, Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "2412." July 2003, China Telecom on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CHT." August 12, 2005, the Government of China Telecom's stake to 50%, and officially became a private company. Currently, Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunications company, providing a full range of telecommunications services.
February 2002, Chunghwa Telecom to obtain third-generation mobile communications (3G) licenses (WCDMA 2100MHz).
In 2007, Chunghwa Telecom shares Senao International, Senao become the exclusive sales agent of Chunghwa Telecom mobile phones and door number, Senao and set point in Chunghwa Telecom window.
May 1, 2007, Chunghwa Telecom set up a "branch enterprise customers," Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom subsidiary incorporated in the District Southern Taiwan telecommunications branch. In 2009, Chunghwa Telecom abolition of "digital content at", MOD business transferred from Northern Telecom Corporation Taiwan Branch is responsible.
October 30, 2013, Chunghwa Telecom won the bid to NT $ 39.075 billion yuan LTE bands (900MHz B2 / 1800MHz C2 / C5), and is the only reached the bandwidth limit (2x35MHz) of the operator; among C5-band (1800MHz) currently At present there is no use and diverse mobile communication terminal equipment support, the earliest Founding and use  in 2014.
Carrier May 29, 2014, Chunghwa Telecom Chunghwa Telecom held a press conference to announce 4G will Founding May 30, 2014, was the first company to provide 4G services ; Chunghwa Telecom had only informed the media of the field press conference is 4G value-added service experience, Rick Tsai, chairman of Chunghwa Telecom has announced the first meeting of the Founding than about one month ahead of schedule. 
Chunghwa Telecom is the largest telecommunication service provider in Taiwan and one of the largest in Asia in terms of revenue. In terms of both revenue and customers, Chunghwa is Taiwan’s largest provider of fixed line services, mobile services, broadband access service, and Internet service. The company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers.
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