SYMPOSIUM ON DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN THE UNDERSEA CABLE INDUSTRY IN TAIWAN
Dept. of IP and Protocol Services/TWNIC
To provide interested parties with an understanding of the current status of undersea cable business in Taiwan, the Taiwan Network Information Center, in cooperation with communications Magazine, recently held a "Symposium on Development Trends in the Undersea Cable Industry in Taiwan." The symposium took place at the Taipei International Conference Center, with 150 people in attendance. Among those participating were representatives of the nation's leading electronics policy-maker the Directorate-General of Telecommunications. Other organizations invited to the symposium included international undersea cable providers Level 3 communications Inc. and Asia Global Crossing Taiwan Inc., new fixed network operaters New Century Infocomm Tech co.,Ltd ,systems technology providers Nortel Networks Ltd(Asia) Ltd., and the Taiwan branch of Internet services company Pacific Century Cyberworks Taiwan Ltd. Topics discussed in the symposium included current and future policies on undersea cables in Taiwan as well as the current stage of development of the industry. Additional issues under review were competitive strategies, technological trends, relations between fixed network operators and the undersea cable industry, and the effects of opening up undersea cable business on Type 1 and Type 2 service providers in Taiwan.