Taiwan Mobile registered its fourth consecutive quarter of growth in service revenue, which improved in the opening quarter of 2022 due to continued ARPU gains driven by uptake of higher-priced 5G plans.

Mobile service revenue was up 1 per cent year-on-year to TWD11.9 billion ($399.4 million). Blended ARPU also rose 1 per cent to TWD545.

Taiwan Mobile noted pressure on 4G pricing diminished.

Device sales dropped 4 per cent to TWD4.6 billion.

It added just over 100,000 post-paid subscribers to end March with 5.9 million. Its overall user base was steady at 7.3 million.

Taiwan Mobile shared few details about 5G services, except stating post-paid penetration rate further advanced, with a 27 per cent monthly fee uplift from renewals.

Net profit declined 4 per cent to TWD2.7 billion as a result of higher non-operating income and tax benefits in the same quarter in 2021. Excluding the one-off factors, the figures would have increased by about 15 per cent.

Revenue increased 13 per cent to TWD39.8 billion, with its Momo e-commerce unit rising 25 per cent to TWD22.9 billion, and broadband and pay-TV flat at TWD1.5 billion.