Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories and NSN collaborate to conduct a live FDD-LTE trial in Taiwan

April 9, 2010 - Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories and Nokia Siemens Networks  are conducting a live FDD-LTE trial in Taiwan. Nokia Siemens Networks will provide a technology pilot platform enabling Chunghwa Telecom to evaluate the natural evolution path for WCDMA.

In this joint effort Nokia Siemens Networks will provide all necessary FDD-LTE equipment including core network and base stations based on commercial platform. Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide the related technical support in the pilot. The trial will bring in best of breed technology from Nokia Siemens Networks supporting Chunghwa Telecom to evolve the Taiwanese wireless data market towards a new generation mobile user experience.

"We are committed to offering the latest technology to our customers in Taiwan," said Dr. Tu Yuan-Kuang, President of Telecommunication Laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT-TL)"In this trial CHT-TL will test LTE functionalities and evaluate the performance. Also we will provide an interworking testing with Taiwanese companies and help them to develop terminals and foster our international competitiveness in new arena. As our existing WCDMA supplier, Nokia Siemens Networks has pioneering advanced technologies. We expect Nokia Siemens Networks bring the advanced LTE in this trial, and work together with us to build a concrete foundation for CHT and Taiwan telecom industry in the next generation mobile broadband communications."

"We have an existing 3G leadership in the country that gives us a competitive edge in providing nothing but the best to our customers," said Mike Wang, General Manager, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, Nokia Siemens Networks. ¡§This trial will contribute to developing the local ecosystem in Taiwan, allowing Chunghwa Telecom to introduce LTE services at a quicker pace."

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