Ericsson wins Chunghwa Telecom's LTE tender as main supplier
* Scope includes Radio Access Network for the country's most populated areas,
including Taipei city
* Ericsson will also be sole supplier for the entire Core Network, including
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been awarded main supplier for Taiwan's first LTE
tenderÂ from leading operator, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:CHT), for its
country-wide LTE deployment, including the Radio Access Network (RAN) and roll-
out services. In addition, Ericsson hasÂ won theÂ tender as sole supplier for the
Evolved Packet Core, which includes Mobility Management Entity and Evolved
Packet Gateway on SSR 8020, as well as IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem).
As part of the deployment scope, Ericsson will provide LTE RAN for the country's
most populated areas, including Taipei city. Taiwan currently enjoys a mobile
penetration rate of 127 percent, with close to 80 percent of subscribers already
on a 3G service.
Lin, Kuo-Feng, the President of Chunghwa Telecom Mobile Business Group says:
"Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a long and rewarding relationship with Ericsson.
Ericsson is awarded our LTE tender as main LTE supplier in recognition of this,
and the fact that Ericsson is the clear leader for LTE around the world."
Jan Signell, Head of Region North East Asia at Ericsson says: "This contract
represents a significant deal for Ericsson as it further strengthens our
partnership with Chunghwa Telecom and is testament to our customer commitment
and our global LTE leadership. Alongside this, Taiwan is a hugely exciting
market for mobile network development and innovation as mobile users here are
passionate adopters of new technology."
Today, 50 percent of the world's LTE smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson
networks, which is more than double the traffic of its closest competitor. More
than 180 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide,
of which more than 110 have gone live commercially. Ericsson is present today in
all high-traffic LTE markets including, the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia
and Canada, and has been selected by nine of the top 10 LTE operators, ranked in
terms of worldwide LTE subscriptions.
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IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)
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About Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX: 2412, NYSE: CHT) is Taiwan's leading telecom service
provider. The Company provides fixed-line, mobile and Internet and data services
to residential and business customers in Taiwan.
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