|Headquarters||Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Key people||Jan Nilsson, President|
Far EasTone was awarded two wireless (GSM 900 and GSM 1800) service licenses in January 1997. Far EasTone launched its service and the first fully integrated dual-band system in the world in January 1998 to provide high-quality GSM services to all Taiwanese people.
Far EasTone was the first to offer Taiwan consumers numerous value-added services such as: the Java 32K SIM Toolkit, Mobile Banking, m-commerce, real-time access to financial, entertainment and headline news, mobile fax/mail; logo download and e-coupons.
Far EasTone was the first company in the world to design and build a network based on integrated dual-band (GSM 900 and GSM 1800) technology.
In March 1999, after only fourteen months in business, Far EasTone achieved one million revenue-producing customers, reaching this milestone faster than any other GSM operator in the world.
In the year 2000, Far EasTone's revenues reached NT$32.18 billion and after-tax net income was NT$4.039 billion. The company’s total revenue for the year 2001 was NT$34,544 million and the EPS is NT$3.52. The company was listed on the Taiwan OTC Stock Exchange in December 2001 under the ticker code 4904.
In the year 2002, Far EasTone's subsidiary Yuan-Ze Telecommunications has won a 3G license in Taiwan (License A) at a price of NTD 10,169 million, or NT$ 12.86 per MHz per head of population, the lowest price to date in Asia for a 3G license on the 2 GHz band.
In March 2003, FET marched into the next generation mobile service - FET Br@vo which is the first multimedia service plans in Taiwan. The Br@vo service plans provide FET customers a comprehensive offer to enjoy the mobile multimedia life. In March 2003, made the Taiwan’s first live 3G video call, marking a significant step forward in the evolution and development of multimedia services succeeding its launch of FETBr@vo services. In the same year of July, Far EasTone Enhanced its Multimedia Portfolio with Innovative Video Clips via MyFETBr@vo.
Far EasTone With strong technical resources and a sound financial strength , in January 1997 won two mobile concession licenses (GSM900 and 1800 ) , for network construction quickly , and in January 1998 officially Founding , introduced the world's first dual-band technology completely designed and constructed GSM900/1800 dual-band system to provide Taiwan with quality digital mobile communication services.
March 1999 , just ten months in remote operating time , the number of active clients to create a million , breaking all the world's GSM operators over a million active customers in the shortest time record . December 2001 , Far EasTone formally Gre ROC OTC Securities Code 4904,2005 officially in August the Taiwan Stock Exchange listed stocks electronically .
Far EasTone committed to providing quality service, over the years won a lot of recognition. 2002 Far EasTone a " remote car quickly " in 3G SM World Congress won the " 2002 Best Enterprise Application Services GSM Association Award ." October 2005 was awarded the Asian Business Week "Asia's 150 Best Performance Enterprise" list, as the only company selected in Taiwan 's telecommunications industry . March 2006 , Standard & Poor's international credit rating and Chinese companies were the remote long-term bond rating was upgraded to " A- " and " twAA + ." In June 2006 , won the Asian MobileNews Awards remote "Annual Best Telecom Taiwan " and " the most innovative telecommunications service " awards . Won six consecutive years from 2006 to 2011 approved by the internationally renowned SGS Qualicert service verification , won the award for the Asian region 's first mobile operator . 2007 , 2008 Remote won consecutive international financial magazine " Finance Asia Magazine ," " Best Corporate Governance- Best Corporate Governance Award" . Reelected in 2008 and 2009 issued by the Reader's Digest " Trusted Brand Award ." 2008 Vision magazine competitions for the evaluation FarEasTone and Taiwan before the first 50 CSR performance of companies. 2009 Seventh " great service sector survey ," the first telecom service industry . 2009 Ninth "Asia's Best Companies" annual appraisal , remote telecommunications and longer favored , won the " Best Corporate Social Responsibility " and " Best Investor Relations" awards . May 2013 to get the vision magazine Corporate Social Responsibility Award , Workplace Health Group of the Year Award - "Healthy Workplace happy female force ." June 2013 by " CG6008 Premium corporate governance system " certification and assessment of information received dew ranked tenth rated A + + front 20 of the cabinet listed companies success. June 2013 in Business Times " 2013 Taiwan telecom services large chain pathway evaluation gold medal ." By June 2013 , " ISO 27001 information security certification ." July 2013 by "ISO 9001 quality certification - billing service ." July 2013 to obtain Information Industry "Corporate Facebook fan group hundred charts " IT road first.
Far EasTone merged KG Telecom at the early of 2004 and this merger is the largest the Taiwan telecom industry has ever seen and makes the much larger and stronger FET the leader among the Big 3 Taiwan telecom companies.
FET commercially launched “FET 3G Multimedia Services” in July 2005 and was officially listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in the electronic sector in August, 2005. Meanwhile, according to Oct. 24, 2005 issue of BusinessWeek, FET was ranked among one of Asian BusinessWeek’s top 150 Asian leading performers. FET was the only Taiwan telecom operator to make the list.
The total number of subscribers between the Company and KGT was 6.13 million at the end of December 2008. On the Taiwan mobile market (2 & 3G) the market shares were as follow: CHT at 35%, TWM at 25%, Fareastone (FET) at 24%, APTG Telecom and Vibo at 10%, and PHS at 6%.
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