Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s leading telecoms company by subscribers, has announced plans to expand its 3.5G networks nationwide, reports CENS.com, citing Chunghwa vice president Lin Jen-Hon. The firm has also revealed plans to integrate its Wi-Fi and W-CDMA infrastructure into a dual-access network. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, the company already covers over 90% of the island with its W-CDMA and HSDPA networks, and offers Wi-Fi access at over 1,000 hotspots. According to the report, the firm plans to contract a number of hardware suppliers to facilitate the dual-access network, including; Qisda Corporation (network cards), D-Link or Accton Technology (wireless routers), and Huawei Technologies (dual-network system management software). Lin also revealed that the company is scheduled to launch HSPA+ technology across its 3.5G networks in 2010, which will boost peak download speeds to up to 21Mbps.