Intel to discuss WiMAX with Chunghwa

28 Oct 2008

Chip manufacturer Intel is to meet with representatives from Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan to discuss collaboration on systems integration. Earlier this year Intel signed a memorandum of understanding with the Taiwanese government under which they will set up a systems integration joint venture in Taiwan. Intel wants to see the new company work with local service providers and equipment vendors towards the development of WiMAX wireless broadband technology. Intel holds a stake of almost 20% in Taiwanese WiMAX licence holder Vmax Telecom. A report from CENS says a Chunghwa spokesperson would not confirm the deal, though the government is the largest shareholder in the telco and is keen to see an agreement go ahead.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom, Intel