Chunghwa Telecom selects Nokia for 5G network enhancement

30 Mar 2022

Finnish vendor Nokia has inked a two-year deal with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) under which it will enhance the latter’s 5G infrastructure across Taiwan’s central and southern regions. In a press release announcing the agreement it was noted that Nokia provide equipment from its latest energy-efficient AirScale portfolio across 4,000 new sites to boost performance and capacity. It will also support CHT’s ambition of continuing its market leadership by unlocking the full potential of 5G, coupled with achieving a significantly lower carbon footprint.

In terms of the specifics of the deal, Nokia confirmed it will supply solutions from its AirScale Single RAN equipment portfolio including macro base stations, small cells, 5G Massive MIMO antennas (64TRX and 32TRX), and passive RRH (8TRX and 4TRX) supporting different spectrum bands. The new equipment will support the Taiwanese operator’s ongoing 5G coverage enhancement and network optimisation, while ensuring the best user experience for both outdoor and indoor enterprise use scenarios. The deal also includes network implementation and optimisation services.

Commenting, Dr Alex C C Chien, President of Network Technology Group at CHT, said: ‘Our commitment to delivering best-in-class 5G services to our customers is a priority for Chunghwa Telecom. This enhanced deal with our technology partner, Nokia, will help us to maintain our position as the number one mobile operator in Taiwan by delivering new and innovative services for our customers.’

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