Alcatel selected for WiMAX rollout

5 Mar 2007

Chunghwa Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to roll out Taiwan’s first 802.16e mobile WiMAX wireless internet network. The new system will be deployed in Taoyuan county as part of the government’s M-Taiwan project to increase broadband penetration in underserved areas. The equipment vendor’s 802.16e WiMAX equipment is expected to receive full certification from the WiMAX Forum later this year. The partners says the network will be used to deliver services such as VoIP telephony and remote medical access. While several WiMAX networks are being rolled out in Taiwan under temporary trial concessions, six full regional licences are scheduled to be awarded within the next few months.