NSN to supply LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology to Taiwan Mobile

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) will supply LTE network and LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology to Taiwan Mobile.

The mobile broadband equipment vendor is now the sole supplier of Taiwan Mobile’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

On 10 March 2014, Taiwan Mobile announced its February consolidated revenue of NT$8.90 billion. EBITDA was NT$2.39 billion with an operating income of NT$1.51 billion and net income of NT$1.20 billion. For the first two months of 2014, TWM reported a consolidated revenue of NT$18.89 billion, an EBITDA of NT$5.07 billion, an operating income of NT$3.31 billion and net income of NT$2.74 billion.

LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology will benefit Taiwan Mobile as the wireless operator can increase bandwidth and network performance by combining the 700 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum bands.

Markus Borchert-NSN

LTE coverage utilizing the 700 MHz spectrum band ensures high quality indoor cell and rural area coverage. The band also supports LTE devices which are already widely available. The Taiwanese telecom operator is implementing additional capacity using the 1800 MHz band and aggregates the two frequencies in high-density areas for top-of-class throughput.

Markus Borchert, president of NSN Greater China region, said: “With our Carrier Aggregation solution and network planning and optimization services, the operator can combine its spectrum for significantly increased data throughput and an unmatched customer experience.”

NSN will deploy Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations, Evolved Packet Core technology and NetAct network management system. The agreement covers network planning and optimization services.

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