Chunghwa to increase fibre upload speeds at no cost to customers

15 Jun 2012

Taiwanese full service telecoms operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is set to increase the upload speeds of its fibre-based broadband packages at no additional cost to its subscribers, Digitimes reports. The telco will reportedly increase the uplink rate for both its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) tariffs starting from mid-July 2012; the move comes after the National Communications Commission (NCC) approved the telco’s plans to boost the speeds on 13 June. Under the plans, on its top-end service, which currently offers download/upload rates of 100Mbps/10Mbps, the latter will be increased to 20Mbps, while the operators entry-level package will see its upload speed boosted from 768kbps to 1Mbps.

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, CHT is Taiwan’s largest broadband operator by subscribers, controlling around 80% of the market at end-March 2012, at which date it had a total of 4.527 million fixed line broadband customers, of which more than half (2.527 million) were signed up to a fibre-based tariff; the remainder were connected via ADSL.

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