Taiwan Star Cellular, which acquired 4G-suitable frequencies following the government’s spectrum sale which concluded in October last year, has announced a soft-launch of services by revealing it will offer customers signing up to it with a free one-month trial. Ahead of a full commercial launch scheduled for the end of next month, the operator has said its Long Term Evolution (LTE-) based network already has coverage of 80% of the population, including 21 major counties and cities, 209 administrative districts, 156 central business districts, 160 tourist attractions and 40 night markets; it expects coverage to increase to 95% before the end of the year. As noted by the China Post, there are no data caps for those users signing up in the ‘beta’ period, and those looking to take up the trial service need only register with Taiwan Star for access at one of 135 new retail outlets opened yesterday.
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