Taiwanese multi-service operator Chunghwa Telecom has selected Coriant to further enhance its mobile backhaul network. According to the vendor, Chunghwa will make use of its 7090 Packet Transport Platform, which it claims offers mobile operators a broad range of migration options to seamlessly migrate their current networks to a more cost-effective and efficient packet-based infrastructure.
Commenting on the deal, Ruei-Chang Hsu, Chunghwa Telecom’s vice-president, said: ‘We are upgrading our LTE network to meet the ever-increasing expectations of our ten million mobile subscribers … Having a reliable vendor like Coriant with innovative leading-edge products that support our ambitious expansion plan is crucial for us.’
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Chunghwa was the first Taiwanese cellco to launch commercial 4G services in May 2014. According to data from local telecoms regulator the National Communications Commission (NCC), it had signed up almost 200,000 subscribers to its LTE-based plans since launch.