Taiwan Mobile selects NSN for 4G agreement

19 March 2014 | Sophie Donoghue

Taiwan Mobile has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) to expand its 4G LTE network.

Taiwan Mobile is using the 700MHz spectrum band, which is said to provide high-quality coverage indoors and in rural areas. In addition, the operator plans to implement additional capacity using the 1800MHz band.

The Finnish vendor will deploy LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation technology by combining the 700MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands, in an effort to increase bandwidth and improve network performance.

“With our innovative carrier aggregation solution and network planning and optimisation services, the operator can combine its spectrum for significantly increased data throughput and an unmatched customer experience,” said Markus Borchert, president of NSN’s greater China region.

NSN is the sole supplier of Taiwan Mobile’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

Last month, NSN successfully demonstrated what was claimed to be the world’s first TDD-FDD carrier aggregation, in partnership with KT and SK Telecom.