State-run fixed line operator Chunghwa Telecom has contracted Alcatel for the supply of 870,000 ADSL2plus lines in what it claims is one of the world’s largest orders of the high bandwidth broadband technology to date. Alcatel will deliver a complete access solution, including its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager, the 7324 Remote Unit and modems. Alcatel claims its solution is the industry’s first IP-based broadband service capable of delivering video-on-demand, HDTV and broadcast TV services to all subscribers simultaneously. Deliveries will begin in September; the value of the deal was not disclosed. Chunghwa had just over three million ADSL subscribers at the end of 2004, up from 2.5 million a year earlier.