Chunghwa to increase investment this year to speed up 100Mbps rollout

31 May 2012

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is reportedly considering increasing its capital expenditure to TWD37 billion (USD1.24 billion) this year, its highest level in ten years, with a view to ensuring that it achieves 100% population coverage for its 100Mbps fixed line broadband service by the end of next year. According to, the operator is looking to reach the coverage target some two years ahead of its original schedule, and the report claims that the development comes in the wake of an instruction by Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, for the acceleration of the fibre-optic network’s construction.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom