Nokia chosen to expand 5G network in Taiwan

Thursday, 22 April, 2021

Nokia chosen to expand 5G network in Taiwan

Nokia has been chosen by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to expand the operator’s 5G network in Taiwan. The deal aims to support CHT’s objective of achieving 80% population coverage and boosting 5G subscriptions to over 20% of its current subscriber base. The expansion will utilise products from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio to deliver enhanced connectivity for people and businesses in the southern and central areas of the country.

The expansion will focus on high-traffic areas as well as locations with high business demand, including metropolitan cities, universities, subways, high-speed rail stations, industrial parks, exhibition halls and over 120 tourist hotspots. CHT also plans to further expand its enterprise footprint by enhancing its 4G/5G coverage and deploying private network solutions.

The network will also be designed to leverage Nokia’s 5G radio solutions to support enterprise use cases. CHT will strengthen its cooperation with leading local manufacturers for Industrial 4.0 applications using solutions in 3.5 and 28 GHz spectrum to meet the high-throughput requirements.

The deal includes the use of products from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio, including AirScale base stations and AirScale radio access products. These will include Massive MIMO radios, enabling CHT to boost the capacity of the existing spectrum and increase throughput. Nokia’s AirScale products offer capacity scaling and leading latency and connectivity as well as supporting current and future technology trends, including network slicing and Cloud RAN.

“Supporting our enterprise and individual customers through advanced 5G services is an important focus for Chunghwa Telecom. Nokia continues to be a trustworthy and hard-working partner for Chunghwa Telecom throughout our journey,” said Dr Alex C C Chien, President of Mobile Business Group at Chunghwa Telecom.

Nokia will also continue its long-term vender partnership with Chunghwa Telecom, with ongoing support for 5G coverage enhancement, enterprise entry and enhancement, network optimisation and Cloud RAN transformation.

“The Taiwan mobile market is highly competitive, driven by an expectation for innovative and high-quality services demanded by subscribers. Next-generation networks are enabling the types of immersive and productivity-driven mobile services that Taiwanese people expect, so we are excited to support Chunghwa Telecom by expanding its 5G network,” said Mark Atkinson, SVP (Radio Access Network) at Nokia.

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