The services that were put on display here this week are just the beginning of Taiwan's WLAN-GSM push. The government has set aside NT$7 billion of the NT$37 billion M-Taiwan budget to promote the development of WLAN-GSM services.
The government hopes that by pushing for the deployment of WLAN-GSM services, Taiwanese hardware makers will be able to take an industry-leading role in the development of WLAN-GSM products, iB3G's Yu said.
"Taiwan has been very successful being a quick follower but (local companies) don't know how to be a leader. This project actually has encouraged many companies to try to be leaders," he said.