Chunghwa forges ahead with FTTB

22 Mar 2005

Taiwan’s dominant telecoms service provider Chunghwa Telecom is pressing ahead with the rollout of fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology for ADSL, and says that the first residential building will be connected in May. In addition, the incumbent says it has ten similar contracts on its order book and that it hopes to connect a further 300 buildings by the end of the year. In addition, Chunghwa has installed FTTB at about 3,000 commercial and industrial units across Taiwan and hopes to increase this to 4,000 by end-2005. Moreover, the company is targeting 50,000 households with fibre-to-the-community (FTTC) and says it will continue to test fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) for the foreseeable future. FTTB can provide bandwidth of 100Mbps – far higher than the upper limit of 12Mbps on copper wire.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom