Chunghwa targeting 7m 4G users by end-2016

6 Jul 2016

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has said it is aiming to increase the number of 4G subscribers on its books to around seven million by the end of this year as it looks to maintain its roughly 40% market share of such subscriptions, the Taipei Times reports. With the company having most recently reported a total of 5.2 million LTE-based accesses for end-March 2016, Lin Kuo-feng, president of Chunghwa’s mobile business group, was cited as saying: ‘Our 4G customer base is growing at a stable pace … Our goal is to add at least two million new 4G users this year.’

In order to achieve its target, the report also notes that, in the wake of securing 2.6GHz spectrum at the tail end of last year and launching services using those frequencies in March 2016, it has purchased about TWD4.4 billion (USD136.3 million) of telecom equipment to enhance its 4G coverage and to boost capacities of its 4G base stations. It is understood that the company currently operates more than 10,000 4G base stations across the nation, while it is said to be planning TWD30.6 billion in capital spending this year, up 22% from the TWD25.08 billion it spent last year.

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