Huawei and ZTE are the main broadband network vendors in the world.
The demand for 4K TV and streaming HD video services is creating the need for ultra-broadband access. The proposed G.fast ultra-broadband services will revolutionize the broadband market in the country as at present 68 percent of homes in Taiwan uses broadband cable for Internet access.
Chunghwa Telecom, which will become the first G.fast commercial broadband service provider in the world, is rolling out of FTTx infrastructure to residential and business customers using fiber and copper technology.
The combination of fiber and G.fast will enable Chunghwa Telecom to provide fast broadband to homes in Taiwan in two years, and meet the country’s National Communications Commission plan to improve fixed broadband access in residential locations in the country.
Chunghwa Telecom will launch ultra-broadband services using G.fast to the 8.4 million Taiwanese homes, low- and high-rise buildings in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast technology
# 7368 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) Optical Network Terminals (ONTs)
# 7368 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) CPE with integrated reverse power
# 5520 Access Management System to accelerate last mile fiber-to-the-home ultra-broadband connectivity
Chunghwa Telecom is currently deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s 7342 Intelligent ISAM and 7360 ISAM GPON products.
“We will launch a ultra high-speed network service toward the end of this year, solidifying our leadership in the fiber optics broadband service market ranging from 100Mbps to 1Gbps,” said Mu-Piao Shih, president of Chunghwa Telecom.