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Nokia Siemens to conduct HSPA trial in Taiwan

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Taiwan 3G service? mobile broadband? HSPA?

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom plans to increase the capacity of its 3G network to significantly improve transmission speeds and expand coverage. The company's $114 million contract covers the latest technology and services from Nokia Siemens Networks to facilitate speeds of up to 2Mbit/s in the uplink and 14Mbit/s in the downlink.

The upgrade is in line with Chunghwa's overall strategy of providing a mobile broadband experience that can deliver better browsing, higher resolution on streamed mobile content and improved interactivity.

Chunghwa Telecom will test Nokia Siemens' Internet High Speed Access (I-HSPA) network. The trial, which marks the first such initiative in the Asia-Pacific region, will pave the way for a smooth migration to a flat all-IP architecture that is not only faster, but also more cost-effective to deploy and operate.

Nokia Siemens will deploy its Flexi Base Station and mobile softswitching solutions, along with a high capacity/connectivity RNC and packet core solution, including CombiSGSN and FlexiISN, to boost the overall high-speed packet access (HSPA) performance of the network. The Flexi Base Station solution will specifically help keep Chunghwa Telecom's network capital and operating expenditures in check while providing an environmentally friendly base station solution.

In addition, Nokia Siemens will continue to rollout its IP backhaul solution, to further reduce traditional transmission costs. With deliveries starting immediately, the project, which includes network implementation and design, optimization, systems integration and maintenance services, will be completed by July 2009. The services will help Chunghwa Telecom to minimize the required network capital expenditure, as full potential of the products will be achieved to maximize the network efficiency and quality.

"Taiwan is a pioneer in cutting edge technology deployments and has even emerged as the region's hotbed for high-speed data services," said Jen-Hon Lin, president, Chunghwa Telecom mobile business group said. "Against such a backdrop, what we are doing with Nokia Siemens is even more ground breaking. With their time-to-market HSPA suite of products and exceptional service delivery, we have never needed to look elsewhere."

Mike Wang, Nokia Siemens head of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Subregion, added, "Our relationship with Chunghwa Telecom is one that is built on mutual trust. The I-HSPA trial is just one more example of their innovative spirit in exploring solutions that can deliver the best value for money and for the environment."

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