Chunghwa to build 800 3.5G sites this year

10 Jan 2008

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced a plan to install 800 3.5G base stations in Taiwan this year to help boost the number of its 3G subscribers to 3.5 million by the end of 2008, up from its current base of around 2.3 million. CHT currently boasts a total of 4,500 3G base stations, including 4,000 supporting the 3.5G HSDPA technology platform. In addition, CHT says it will begin installing 3.5G base stations supporting download data rates of up to 10.7Mbps in the third quarter. The company, Taiwan’s largest cellco and incumbent wireline operator, expects its mobile revenues to top TWD76 billion (USD2.34 billion) in 2008 compared to TWD75.5 billion last year.