Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is currently experimenting with LTE technology and planning to build a long term evolution (LTE) network in 2011.
Company estimates that the number of mobile broadband subscribers in Taiwan are expected to grow from 2.77 million in 2008 to 19.94 million in 2014, making mobile broadband service a major growth driver for telecom companies on the island.
Chunghwa Telecom is the leading telecom service provider in Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom provides fixed-line, mobile and Internet and data services to residential and business customers in Taiwan.
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.
"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."