APT planning TD-LTE network launch by end-2017

20 Jun 2017

Taiwan’s Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) is aiming to inaugurate a time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) network using spectrum in the 2.6GHz band in the second half of 2017, Digitimes reports, citing the multi-service operator’s chairman Lu Fang-ming. If realised, it will be Taiwan’s first commercial TD-LTE deployment, The telco is said to be planning to construct 300 new base stations and around 11,000 small cells this year as part of the infrastructure rollout.

Alongside this, Lu also noted that APT intends to begin testing Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) on its mobile networks between Taipei and Hsinchu. With such work to be carried out in cooperation with Intel and APT’s parent company Foxconn Electronics in the second half of this year, it has been suggested the network architecture concept could improve the flexibility of APT’s mobile infrastructure.

Taiwan, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT)