With Apple’s iPhone having reached its maturity stage, Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has been reported to be worried especially since a bulk of their revenue comes from Apple. In a bid to reduce their reliance on Apple, Foxconn has been seeking alternative forms of income, such as through smart watches and televisions of their own. Whether those ventures prove successful or not remains to be seen, although it looks like Foxconn could now be interested in being a carrier of their own. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai, has put in a bid for a 4G mobile spectrum license in Taiwan.
We’re not sure what Foxconn plans to do with the 4G license if they were to get it, but given that they are reportedly throwing their support behind Mozilla’s Firefox OS, having 4G spectrum along with their own Foxconn-branded devices would seem like a good tie-in. Either way Foxconn is one of seven applicants who put in the bid which will be reviewed by Taiwan’s National Communications Commission in August before auctioning off the 4G spectrum in September.
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