Chunghwa Telecom has contracted Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to increase the capacity and coverage of its 3G and 3.5G mobile networks. The EUR72 million (USD114 million) deal will see NSN installing technology to improve peak download and upload speeds to a maximum 14Mbps and 2Mbps respectively. As part of the contract Chunghwa will trial NSN’s Internet High Speed Packet Access (I-HSPA) technology, which the vendor says paves the way for a smooth migration to a flat all-IP architecture. NSN will deploy its Flexi Base Station and mobile softswitching solutions, along with a high capacity/connectivity Radio Network Controller (RNC) and packet core solution, including CombiSGSN and FlexiISN. The project, which includes network implementation and design, optimisation, systems integration and maintenance services, will be completed by July 2009.