Taiwan should rev up 4G development: industry leader
CNATAIPEI -- Taiwan should strive to catch up and even take the lead in the area of fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication systems, an executive vice president of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer said Monday.
October 22, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
Lu Fang-ming of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., said that while Taiwan is building a national information superhighway, 4G technology can serve as an important foundation for competition.
Lu was speaking at the two-day 10th Cross-Strait Communications Industry and Technical Standards Forum in New Taipei that was attended by industry representatives from Taiwan and China.
Hon Hai announced earlier this year that it has submitted an application for a 4G high-speed mobile spectrum license.
He said the company will provide consumers with an environment with various fixed network and wireless communication systems and innovative services.
Building a national information superhighway through 4G will be good for the country by increasing Taiwan's international competitiveness, Lu said, adding that he hopes Taiwan's netcom services can be improved through the introduction of technology policies and the development of new technologies and products.
On the development of 4G, Lu said Taiwan needs a solid foundation for building a national information superhighway capable of transferring all types of digital information at high speed, including voice, text, images, data and high resolution video.