Chunghwa aims for 85% FTTx coverage by end-2013, 97% in 2015

11 Jun 2013

Taiwanese multi-service operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is looking to increase the footprint of its fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) network from the 70% of the population that currently has access to 85% by the end of this year. According to The Digitimes, looking ahead the telco has set out its stall to enhance coverage further, with it understood to be targeting 97% population coverage in 2015. With a view to achieving its network rollout targets, the report also claims that CHT will procure gigabit passive optical network (GPON) equipment through an open bid, with potential vendor partners named as Alcatel-Lucent, ZyXEL Communications, D-Link, Chang Bao Industrial and Chunghwa System Integration.

Meanwhile, CHT has also outlined its expectations for uptake, revealing that it hopes to have 300,000 subscribers signed up to its fibre-based tariffs offering downlink speeds of 100Mbps by end-2013.

Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom