Chunghwa Telecom Buying 3G Equipment from NSN to Expand Capacity

Chunghwa Telecom has reportedly revealed that it is to procure 3G equipment worth TWD3.88 billion (USD132 million) from Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN). The hardware will be used to expand the capacity of the operator’s existing third-generation infrastructure.

In addition, Chunghwa has confirmed that its mobile communication capital expenditure will focus on 4G from next year, with the telco estimating that it will invest between TWD20 billion and TWD30 billion in LTE infrastructure, which is to be deployed between 2014 and 2016.

Chunghwa having been named last month as one of six winners of LTE-suitable spectrum in the state’s auction, it confirmed that it expects to launch commercial 4G services in the second half of 2014. 


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