Chunghwa to announce VDSL2 plans; Vibo ups its order

19 May 2009

China’s Commercial Times has reported that Chunghwa Telecom will announce plans to purchase over 460,000 units of VDSL2 equipment at the end of the month. The Taiwanese telco will reportedly award the contract to supply the high speed broadband equipment through an open bidding process. The Zyxel-HwaCom team, D-Link, Accton Technology and Alcatel-Lucent have all been linked to the contract, which could be worth over TWD1.1 billion (USD33.4 million).

Meanwhile, 3G network operator Vibo Telecom has increased its planned purchases of handsets and netbooks in 2009, DigiTimes reports. The company has raised its projections by 25% and expects to purchase 500,000 handsets over the course of the year. Company president Feng-Hsiung Chang claims that the company is currently enjoying monthly net additions of 5,000 mobile customers and 6,000-7,000 datacard subscribers.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Star (T STAR)