Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ericsson of Sweden to cooperate on the development of 5G-Advanced and 6G technologies, in order to exploit the potential of more innovative 5G applications. In a press release, the two parties said they hope to: propel the commercialisation of 5G Standalone (SA) networks and network slicing use cases; generate new revenue streams; unleash the full potential of 5G with end-to-end network slicing capabilities; and to explore innovative 5G use cases requiring ultra-low latency, while fully leveraging the spectrum resources of CHT.
The joint statement goes on to note: ‘In the long run, the goal of both organisations is to facilitate knowledge sharing and to extend their existing partnership in the standard development of 5G-Advanced, including R18 and beyond, and testing into research on future 6G systems. This is to ensure the evolving 3GPP standard can meet the requirements of future communication scenarios. In addition, as CHT has adopted a centralised radio access network (C-RAN) architecture for its island-wide 5G network, the RAN cloudification will also be another key focus area in network evolution. The ultimate goal is to support CHT in building out an intelligent network that is highly automated with Ericsson’s top-notch network portfolio with optimal energy efficiency and advanced AI technology.’