MANHASSET, N.Y. Taiwan-based communications network company Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT) has awarded a turnkey network expansion contract to Nokia to expand its WCDMA 3G and HSDPA network coverage.
Under the agreement, Nokia will deploy WCDMA 3G radio and core networks. Nokia will also provide turnkey services including network planning, other support services, deployment and optimization of Nokia HSDPA that was provided earlier.
"This expansion is an important step forward for CHT, as the Taiwanese market is extremely competitive. We need to improve our network capability constantly and keep abreast of mobile technology developments for offering high-quality services to our subscribers," says Chang Shaio-Tung, Mobile Business Group President, Chunghwa Telecom, in a statement. "Nokia's complete solutions will enhance our network, improve coverage and enable faster communications services."
Nokia has been working with Chunghwa Telecom since 1999, and in addition to the WCDMA networks it has supplied the operator's GPRS core network, MMS (Multimedia Messaging) Solution and ADSL for high-speed fixed Internet access. Nokia supplies Chunghwa Telecom with 3G core and radio network equipment as well as a range of delivery and care services.