NSN pens 4G deal with Chunghwa Telecom

16 December 2013 | Sophie Donoghue

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has signed a deal with Taiwan’s largest operator, Chunghwa Telecom, to roll-out LTE infrastructure in the country.

This is the first contract award from Chunghwa for its 4G deployment plan, which it hopes to launch in the second half of 2014, having secured as much as 70 MHz of spectrum in Taiwan's recent auction.

The agreement complements the recent extension of NSN’s existing contract with Chunghwa to expand and increase 3G network capacity.

“We are launching the LTE network to meet the ever-increasing subscriber expectations for fast-speed mobile broadband. Having a reliable vendor with an excellent track record to support our ambitious roll-out target is crucial for us,” said Kuo-Feng Lin, president of Chunghwa Telecom.

“Our successful collaboration with NSN dates back almost 15 years, starting in 1999 with the deployment of our 2G GPRS core network and evolving over the years to 3G and now 4G.”