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Chunghwa to expand 5G network with Nokia

The new partnership aims to support the objectives of CHT to achieve a high coverage of its subscribers

Nokia announced in the media recently that it has been selected by the Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) in order to expand its operator’s 5G network in the country. The Finnish vendor stated that the new partnership aims to support the objectives of CHT to achieve a coverage of 80 percent of the population and boost 5G subscriptions to over 20 percent of its present subscriber base.

The company also mentioned the leverage of products from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio to deliver the connectivity for the people and businesses in the southern and central areas of Taiwan. The deal focuses on high-traffic areas and the locations with high business demand, including the metropolitan cities, universities, universities, subways, high-speed rail stations, industrial parks, and exhibition halls along with 120 thickly populated tourist destinations. CHT has also expressed interest in further expanding its footprint by enhancing its 4G and 5G coverage and deploying private network solutions.

Alex Chien, president of Chunghwa Telecom’s Mobile Business Group told the media that “Supporting our enterprise and individual customers through advanced 5G services is an important focus for Chunghwa Telecom.” He further added that they are committed to retaining their position as the number one mobile operator in Taiwan by delivering new and innovative services to their customers.

CHT is planning on strengthening its cooperation with leading local manufacturers for industrial 4.0 applications using solutions in 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum to meet high-throughput needs. Taiwan mobile market is considered highly competitive and is said to be driven by the expectation for innovative and high-quality services demanded by its customers.

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