Far EasTone Telecommunications had introduced it could merge with Asia Pacific Telecom in a stock-swap deal final yr
Taiwanese operator Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) mentioned it’s searching for to axe not less than 5,000 base stations presently operated by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) to keep away from protection overlaps following FET’s pending acquisition of APT, native newspaper Taipai Instances reported.
Far EasTone president Chee Ching famous that the shutdown of those base stations will allow FET to scale back carbon emissions by about 25,000 tons yearly.
FET additionally mentioned that just about 92% of Asia Pacific Telecom base stations will be built-in with its present base stations.
With the Taiwan authorities requiring operators to shut their 3G networks in 2024, FET can be prone to decommission one other 12,000 base stations sooner or later, based on the report.
Far EasTone famous that the power consumed by base stations accounts for 75% of its total energy consumption, so the plan to scale back the variety of base stations would contribute to the telco’s electrical energy saving plans.
Knowledge facilities and servers account for 23% of energy consumption, whereas workplace buildings and retail shops account for two%, based on Taipei Instances.
Far EasTone expects to finish the merger with Asia Pacific Telecom as early because the third quarter of this yr. The transaction continues to be topic to approval by Taiwan’s Honest Commerce Fee, after the nation’s Nationwide Communications Fee conditionally accepted the merger in January.
Final yr, Far EasTone Telecommunications had introduced it could merge with Asia Pacific Telecom in a stock-swap deal.
Far EasTone mentioned its variety of prospects would improve from 7.05 million to 9.2 million because of the merger with APT.
In December 2021, Taiwan Cellular had introduced a merger with smaller competitor Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. After the 2 merger offers are totally accomplished, Taiwan may have three main telecom operators left, specifically, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan Cellular and Far EasTone.
Far EasTone Telecommunications expects its 5G subscriber penetration fee to achieve 40% by the tip of this yr from greater than 30% final yr, based on latest studies.
The service thought of that it could be cheap to see a rise of 10 share factors this yr within the penetration fee of 5G subscribers.
Far EasTone has posted a 20% improve in common income per consumer (ARPU) from 5G subscribers’ renewals by way of month-to-month charges.
FET initially launched industrial 5G companies in Taiwan in July 2022.