Chunghwa Telecom

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Not to be confused with China Telecom.
Chunghwa Telecom
Type Public
Traded as NYSECHT
TWSE: 2412
Industry Telecommunications
Headquarters Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan
Products Mobile
Fixed Network
Revenue USD 7.170 billion
Employees 28,722
Website Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom headquarter office
Public phone attributed to Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom (Chinese: 中華電信; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Diànxìn; Wade–Giles: Chung1-hua² Tien4-hsin4) (NYSECHT, 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.[1][2]


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%.

HiNet has been heavily criticized for being a haven for senders of email spam, which has resulted in many Internet service providers routinely blocking e-mails originating from the service.[3][4][5]

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 [3] 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 [4]; 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. [5]


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.


Senao International, a cellular phone distributor from which Senao Networks, manufacturer of data networking products and wireless telephones under the EnGenius and Senao brands was spun off.[6]


  1. ^ "Chunghwa Telecom 2008 Form 20-F filed with the U.S. SEC". Chunghwa Telecom. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chunghwa Telecom homepage". Retrieved June 2, 2010.  台北市信義路一段21-3號
  3. ^ "Taiwan email problems due to spam". Green Internet Society. Retrieved July 14, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hinet Spammer/Hacker IPs". Spacequad AntiSpam Services. Retrieved July 14, 2008. 
  5. ^ The Spamcop reporting service, as of 14 July 2008 listed HiNet as the top target domain of spam reports through its system; see "Domain Summary". Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Senao". Retrieved 13 May 2014.