Chunghwa plans fibre expansion

15 Oct 2009

Taiwan’s leading telecoms operator by subscribers, Chunghwa Telecom, has announced plans to annually invest around TWD30 billion (USD928.79 million) over the next two to three years to expand its fibre-optic network infrastructure, reports Dow Jones Newswires. Chunghwa CFO, Joseph Shieh, said: ‘It is our objective to increase investment in our optical-fibre network every year as we see more ADSL users migrate onto the network.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Chunghwa launched its fibre network in March 2004 and plans to cover 80% of the population with the infrastructure by the end of 2010. At the end of June 2009 the company had 1.34 million customers subscribed to its fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) services. Shieh said he expects more people to subscribe to its fibre services, ‘as multimedia-on-demand services gain popularity among users, customers need bigger bandwidth.’

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom