Chunghwa to expand mobile broadband

24 Sep 2009

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s leading telecoms company by subscribers, has announced plans to expand its 3.5G networks nationwide, reports, 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.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom, Huawei Technologies