Tatung extends WiMAX network with NEC

17 Mar 2010

NEC Corporation has announced that Tatung InfoComm has extended its WiMAX coverage using equipment provided by the Japanese vendor. Tatung became the first broadband operator to introduce commercial WiMAX services in Taiwan in April 2009, when it launched a network comprising 21 base stations across the outlying Penghu islands. The company went on to launch WiMAX in Kaohsiung County the following July and now, through its collaboration with NEC, it has extended its reach to Pingdong County and Hualien County, covering around 80% of the population in these areas. Tadashi Ugajin, general manager of international sales at NEC, said: ‘NEC is honoured to have worked with Tatung towards the development of these commercial services. The launch of these services is an important first step in providing WiMAX technologies throughout Taiwan. Looking forward, NEC and Tatung aim to drive the continued growth of WiMAX services and to reinforce our cooperative business.’

Taiwan, NEC, Tatung InfoComm