Chunghwa Telecom selects Nokia for 5G network expansion

Nokia announced its 5G network contract with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to expand the operator’s 5G network in Taiwan.
Chunghwa Telecom 5G network
The deal aims to support Chunghwa Telecom’s objective of achieving 80 percent population coverage as well as boost 5G subscriptions to over 20 percent of its current subscriber base. The expansion will leverage products from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio to deliver enhanced connectivity for people and businesses in the southern and central areas of the country.

The expansion focuses on high traffic areas, as well as locations with high business demand, including metropolitan cities, universities, subways, high-speed rail stations, industrial parks, and exhibition halls, and over 120 populated tourist hotspots.

Chunghwa Telecom is also looking to further expand its enterprise footprint by enhancing its 4G/5G coverage as well as deploying private network solutions.

The network will be designed specifically to leverage Nokia’s 5G radio solutions to support enterprise use cases. Chunghwa Telecom will strengthen its cooperation with leading local manufacturers for industrial 4.0 applications using solutions in 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum to meet the high throughput requirements.

In addition, Nokia will continue its long-term vendor partnership with Chunghwa Telecom with ongoing support for 5G coverage enhancement, enterprise entry and enhancement, network optimization and Cloud RAN transformation.

“Supporting enterprise and individual customers through advanced 5G services is an important focus for Chunghwa Telecom,” Alex C.C. Chien, President of Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom, said in a statement.