Chunghwa Telecom Reports Operating Results for 1H 2008

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 
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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (TAIEX: 2412; NYSE: CHT) today reported its consolidated operating results for the first six months of 2008.

Internet and Data Services

  • Total HiNet subscribers increased to 4.1 million as of June 30, 2008. HiNet broadband subscribers including HiNet ADSL and HiNet FTTx increased by 23,000 to 3.5 million quarter-on-quarter.
  • ADSL subscribers decreased by 126,000 to 3.5 million quarter-on-quarter. This decline was offset by strong growth in FTTB subscriptions, with 148,000 net additions to around 0.8 million over the course of the second quarter of 2008, bringing the total number of broadband subscribers to 4.3 million on June 30, 2008, a 3.4% increase compared to the same period of last year. By the end of June 2008, the number of ADSL and FTTx subscriptions with a service speed of greater than 8 Mbps reached 1.38 million, representing 32.1% of total broadband subscribers.
  • At the end of June 2008, Chunghwa had 508,000 multimedia-on-demand (MOD) subscribers, with 73,000 new subscriptions added during the second quarter.

MOD/IPTV Subscribers (thousands):

Dec 05  Dec 06  Dec 07  Mar 08  Jun 08 
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   100     249     394     435     508

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